New Incentive Hotels to Revitalize Your Trip

With a strong economy, new incentive travel hotels are attracting trips that are thirsty for new experiences. The desire to deliver a fresh, one-of-a-kind trip is skyrocketing, and whether you use your program to motivate channel partners, customers, or employees, most businesses now recognize its power to affect performance in a big way. Now more than ever, the destination plays a huge part in an individual’s level of engagement.

A prominent contributing factor to any travel experience proves to be hotel accommodations. While most top resorts will have impeccable service, pristine rooms, and high-end dining options, the craving for something new often wins out.

Fantastic incentive hotels and resorts have opened or completed their renovation, which creates new opportunities to engage audiences to reach their performance goals or attend professional development events. We are especially excited about the following incentive properties for 2020 and 2021 programs as they are located in enticing destinations and are well-positioned for serving group incentive travel programs.

Caribbean

SECRETS ST. MARTIN

258 guest rooms

Sleek, modern, and blended in perfectly with its radiant island surrounding, Secrets St. Martin is an all-inclusive resort bound to be a luxury hideaway for incentive travel groups seeking a more exclusive Caribbean trip. Secrets St. Martin is located on the west side of the island, putting it near the French side known for its open-air markets allowing for authentic gifting experiences. Groups can also dine-around on the island’s unique mix of French and Indian influences. For club trips that have had the mega-resort experience of the Caribbean but still want to return to those crystal turquoise waters, this may be the perfect option.

ROSEWOOD LITTLE DIX BAY

100 guest rooms

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a secluded paradise spot residing amidst 500 acres of natural gardens and rugged hills. With only 100 guest rooms, this island getaway is perfect for buy-outs and those seeking an undisturbed Caribbean gem. The resort also serves as a launching-off point for one of the best sailing destinations in the world. Take your group on a private sailboat tour around the island’s tranquil coves and experience some of the most brilliant snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE

76 guest rooms

Another option that’s on the smaller side when compared to most Caribbean resorts, Zemi Beach House is another excellent option for groups that tire of the tourist-saturated spots. In fact, due to strong hotel reopenings and unencumbered beauty, Anguilla and the West Indies were included in our latest list of top 20 incentive travel destinations. Zemi Beach House does a remarkable job of blending Anguilla’s natural splendor with luxurious amenities and an engaging list of unique experiences that are exclusive to Shoal Bay East, where it overlooks a pristine white sand beach.

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Mexico

ONE&ONLY MANDARINA

108 guest rooms

Set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit, One&Only Mandarina plants its flag in one of Mexico’s most incredible tropical jungles. Open-air spa, a swimmable white-sand beach, and tree-clad mountains for hiking offer something for incentive travelers of all speeds. Careful consideration for the resort’s footprint on the surrounding ecosystem and a sustainable design sets up this eco-friendly resort to retain its harmony with the lush surroundings for years to come.

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FOUR SEASONS LOS CABOS

141 guest rooms

Four Season’s Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is a contemporary marvel on the Baja California peninsula that is accompanied by a marina. It’s the perfect luxury accommodation to return to after a day of sport fishing, snorkeling, and other activities that bring you closer to the majesty of the Sea of Cortez. This is an exceptional option for VIPs that are accustomed to the luxury and comfort of Four Seasons resorts but want a convenient outlet to explore Los Cabos and all the adventure that comes with it.

ZADÚN, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE

115 guest rooms

Zadún is the latest addition to Ritz-Carlton’s “Reserve” lineup; a group of luxury hotels that are a step above in their comfort, design, and service. Each of the resort’s rooms is designed to integrate seamlessly with the dramatic San José del Cabo coastline. An incentive hotel should offer that “bucket-list” appeal, and Zadún is sure to be an unforgettable experience for even the most well-traveled attendees.

Europe

NOBU HOTEL LONDON

148 guest rooms

The perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft, and “theatre”, as they say, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch brings its raw creative energy to East London with the release of a brand new Nobu Restaurant. Located between the East London cultural district and economic center of the city, incentive travel groups will have an exemplary launch pad for the full London experience. Nobu will be a surefire favorite of attendees that favor a metropolitan award trip over the typical sun and surf locations.

SECRETS MALLORCA VILLAMIL

162 guest rooms

One of the first all-inclusive Secrets resorts to open in Europe, Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spas is a welcome addition to their portfolio with an attractive list of amenities, spectacular views, and unique location. Nestled along the Mediterranean coast in the peaceful village of Paguera, Mallorca, Secrets is a castle-style hotel that offers an experience that one would come to expect from a palace. Attentive service, internationally-renown gastronomy, and dazzling entertainment create a full incentive travel experience that’s in a league of its own.

ADARE MANOR

104 guest rooms

A returning favorite, Adare Manor and Golf Resort in County Limerick, Ireland reopened in late 2017 to a warm welcome from incentive travel managers with clients looking for a sophisticated, high-end change of scenery from the usual beach and umbrella drinks. In a market where more and more clients seek out unique, authentic experiences, Adare Manor offers something truly extraordinary. While it has the world-class golf course, five-star accommodations, and amenities fit for royalty, there is also a plethora of destination-exclusive activities along the River Maigue that runs through the 840-acre property. If surf and palm trees begin to feel stale for your club trip, take a look at Adare Manor for a change of pace.

Central America

MUKUL, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

38 guest rooms

Conde Nast Traveler said it best when Mukul was named one of their Reader’s Choice favorites in 2017: “It’s both epic and intimate.” Central America has been woefully underestimated when it comes to incentive travel, and Auberge has been showing travelers what they’ve been missing out on with their award-winning Nicaraguan resort. Located on what’s known as the “Emerald Coast,” this expansive region offers new experiences, cuisine, and culture to explore.

USA

COMMODORE PERRY ESTATE

54 guest rooms

When it comes to domestic incentive travel, Austin, TX is rising for its unique mix of culture, cuisine, and internationally-recognized festival scene. Commodore Perry Estate, another in the Auberge Resorts Collection, is a rare jewel that sits on 10-acres of pristinely manicured grounds right in the heart of the city. Only 20 minutes from downtown, this resort has the perfect mix of pomp and luxury with the convenience and vibe of being in the main vein of Austin. A perfect VIP accommodation for those looking for a next-level festival outing.

FOUR SEASONS NAPA VALLEY

85 guest rooms

There are few better locations in the USA than Napa Valley for a top-tier incentive hotel. Four Seasons Napa Valley is situated in the heart of the food and wine capital of North America and rests within a world-class vineyard of its own. Even the most refined among an incentive travel group will be astounded by the level of quality present in the accommodations, cuisine, and surroundings of this elegantly rustic sanctuary.

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MAUNA LANI, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

341 guest rooms

Embodying the essence of a soulful Hawaiian escape, all of Mauna Lani‘s rooms are furnished with a lanai balcony overlooking mountain or ocean views. Auberge put special care into bringing the surrounding Kona coast influences into their hotel, and it’s evident that this a purely Hawaiian experience that elevates itself from the path of common leisure travel. Protected by a hidden oasis, Mauna Lani offers their own resort experiences and activities that synchronize harmoniously with the convenient luxury of the hotel.

For bright ideas on Hawaiian incentive trips, download our Hawaii Incentive Travel Guides

Something Extra

ONE&ONLY GORILLA’S NEST RWANDA

21 guest rooms

Incentive travel programs have been increasingly looking for destinations outside of the normal menu of North America, the Caribbean, and Europe. While there might be initial reservations with taking a program to Rwanda, a closer look at what awaits is usually enough to get groups excited about taking the trek to One&Only’s Gorilla’s Nest. When we talk about true “bucket-list” experiences, this jungle sanctuary certainly will rank among the top on most lists. Personal encounters with free-roaming mountain gorillas inside a top-tier luxury resort is a surefire formula for attracting the more adventurous.

To learn about how Brightspot creates unforgettable experiences, head over to our incentive travel page.

You can also download our Tips to Improve an Incentive Travel Program eBook for 9 tips from the experts that are sure to breathe new life into your trip.

• Fresh ideas for an incentive trip that’s gone stale
• Increase buy-in from executives and participants
• Create unforgettable experiences for your attendees

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