If you are looking to spoil your employees with a bit of luxury and relaxation, look no further than a UK resort Hotel.
More often corporate clients are looking for and require a venue which offers everything on site – a destination resort hotel.
From bedrooms to dining, conference facilities to leisure activities there are a number of large corporate venues in the United Kingdom which can provide all of these under one roof! A one stop shop, with a range of facilities, to cater for all requirements and provide a bespoke, unique experience.
These resorts can offer a much-needed change of environment, enhance employee productivity and performance. Businesses can benefit from these venues by incorporating team building activities, various dining options, exclusive hires and a selection of accommodation types to suit all.
A large corporate venue, including our suggestions below, can help your teams escape from the day-to-day work pressures and allow the creativity to flow.
We have the perfect selection of UK destination resort hotels to inspire you:
Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands
Situated within the Scottish Highlands and overlooked by the Cairngorm Mountains, the Aviemore Resort is a unique venue set in 90 acres of countryside.
With good transport links and daily flights from across the country, it is closer than you think! It is only a 45 minute transfer from Inverness Airport, and you also have the option to take private en-suite cabins on the overnight Caledonian Sleeper.
The resort is most suited to large residential conferences, teambuilding events, corporate golf events and incentives.
The resorts’ facilities include the following:
- Up to 30 syndicate spaces
- A large tiered auditorium for 650 delegates
- The Peregrine Suite has stunning views of the Cairngorms
- Impressive Osprey Arena with 1000sqm space – great for exhibitions
- 3 individually designed 4-star hotels, all on site, offering over 400 bedrooms plus a selection of Highland Lodges set within the grounds
- A choice of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes
- Different private dining options available
- Exclusive use options for the hotel & resort so is great for exclusive use buyouts or large events
- High speed WiFi
- 1,000 free car parking spaces
There are also lots of teambuilding activities that you can incorporate into events, ranging from golf, Segway’s, cycling and nature reserve walking all available on site.
There are a plethora of activities just a stone’s throw away, organised by local adventure specialists, including white water rafting, quad bikes, zip lines, clay pigeon shooting and gorge walking.
During winter months it is even possible to organise ski and snow board activities on the nearby slopes.
Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire. Scotland
Gleneagles is set within 850 acres in the heart of Perthshire. It has long been the destination resort Hotel for events and historic meetings. It is perfect for any group gathering be it for business or pleasure.
Whether you want to try something different, have a new experience or brainstorm, Gleneagles is an ideal setting to do this.
Why choose Gleneagles for your next corporate event?
The resort is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, offering flights from most UK airports and further afield. It also has its very own railway station, which is on a direct route from London.
Once there, everything is available on site. Whether you are planning an event for 1000 or an intimate board meeting, Gleneagles has the space for you.
There are a variety of event rooms available, all carefully designed around guests’ needs from an atmospheric cellar to the state-of-the-art Arena. Most spaces have access to the grounds and offer plenty of natural daylight.
Dining at Gleneagles is an experience in itself! It offers some of the best fine dining experiences in Scotland from the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant, Andrew Fairlie, to the Auchterarder 70, offering an extensive selection of local craft beer.
Country pursuits are a must whilst at Gleneagles and it is a well known destination for its country sports facilities. Your delegates can enjoy falconry, fishing, clay shooting, horse riding, 4 x 4 driving and much more under the watchful eye of experts in each field.
The 232 rooms and suites at Gleneagles have a luxury 5 star feel. All rooms are individually designed and inspired by the landscape.
Final, special touches, for any event can include a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce or horse-drawn carriage so your guests can arrive in style!
Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Newport, Wales
The Celtic Manor Resort is a 5 star resort hotel located just 90 minutes from London Heathrow, just off the M4 (Jct 24), 45 minutes from both Cardiff and Bristol Airports and is close to national rail services with direct trains from Cardiff, London Paddington and Birmingham.
The resort is set in 2,000 acres of beautiful parkland within the Usk Valley in South Wales and encompasses a variety of facilities on site to cater for all requirements.
The resort has 4 unique hotels including the 5 star resort hotel, 19th century Manor House, Coldra Court Hotel and the Newbridge on Usk Country Inn. In addition to this there are 10 Hunter Lodges a traditional Farmhouse and Barn available for self-catering accommodation; a combined offering over 550 bedrooms of varying styles and categories.
Celtic Manor’s award-winning conference facilities cater for everything from board meetings to major conferences in the 1,500-delegate Caernarfon Suite.
The resorts Convention Centre also includes an exhibition hall in excess of 1200sqm in size. There are over 24 additional, purpose-designed syndicate and meeting rooms available for all events.
Across the resort there are a whole host of leisure facilities both indoor and outdoor with 3 Championship Golf Courses, 2 spas, 3 health clubs with swimming pools and a plethora of team building activities on site including adventure golf, a treetop ropes course, laser combat and archery.
The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire
Set in 300 acres of countryside, just 18 miles from central London, The Grove is the ultimate 5 star retreat. The former home of the Earls of Clarendon it now offers 215 rooms and suites, the Sequoia Spa, 18 hole championship golf course and 2 unique restaurants, The Glasshouse and The Stables.
For meetings and entertaining the Amber Suite can accommodate up to 450 people theatre style and 500 for a standing reception. This room is extremely flexible as it can be divided into nine sections for smaller events and also boasts direct access to the formal gardens where coffee breaks can be taken.
The Grove offers a choice of 28 versatile meeting spaces, a range of dining options, bespoke event packages and even exclusive hire of the private estate is available for those who are looking for complete privacy.
From country pursuits to gourmet cookery courses, The Grove is ideal for a unique team building event. The venue works with a number of team building specialists to create bespoke and quirky activity proposals for the adrenaline junky to the creative.
The Grove’s hidden gem is the walled garden with an outdoor pool, beach and tennis courts.
The Grove is also home to one of the UK’s prestigious golf courses, open to all, guests can enjoy a game and corporates can book golf experience packages to entertain clients or reward staff.
A venue to consider now, and with further developments later in 2022 is:
Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel
Fully opened on the 1st January 2022, Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel is set within beautiful countryside on the edge of historic Windsor. The hotel is a newly-built property which has been designed sympathetically to reflect the site’s heritage.
Being within easy reach of Heathrow Airport and central London it is the ultimate escape from the city and for travellers from further afield.
The hotel offers over 200 bedrooms and suites, a variety of dining options, lavish spa and leisure facilities, which will include later this year an equestrian centre on site, and 15 meeting spaces with a Ballroom which can accommodate up to 600 guests.