Utah’s Red Mountain Resort has everything you need for a relaxing and productive corporate retreat. – Red Mountain Resort
Sometimes the key to working better is working less. It may sound counterproductive, but taking a company retreat can be the answer for teams who’ve lost their passion. From helping your staff bond as a team to reducing stress and boosting productivity, corporate retreats help team members feel valued—boosting retention and improving work quality and commitment.
Worried that taking time off will hurt your bottom line? Don’t be. A recent survey for Project: Time Off found that 78% of managers believe time off improves the focus of employees and renewed their staff’s commitment to the work.
When planning your next corporate gathering, go beyond motivational speakers in tired meeting rooms and overused team-building ropes courses. Instead, inspire your team with a truly unique retreat in a beautiful place: southern Utah’s Red Mountain Resort. With its red-rock setting, modern meeting spaces, and outdoor recreation-oriented team building options, Red Mountain Resort is the perfect place for a corporate retreat that your team will remember for years to come. Plus, the resort’s 20-plus years of experience means things will go just as you’ve planned, and your employees won’t stop raving about the experience.
So is this the right place for your company? Here are nine reasons to visit Red Mountain Resort for your next corporate gathering.
1. Outdoor Recreation Team Building
Instead of trust falls and cheesy group exercises, try team-building activities in nature. Imagine your team practicing yoga on the red rocks in Snow Canyon State Park, exploring underground lava tubes, paddleboarding at sunset on a local reservoir, or practicing meditation techniques as a group. These activities reduce stress, boost fun, and can bond your team into a more cohesive unit.
Another team-building favorite is “Where Heart MEETS Horse,” a guided outing to a wild mustang sanctuary, where guests connect with the animals, learn their stories, and share an experience together. Red Mountain Resort is also known for its daily guided hiking program and offers private hikes specifically for corporate groups. Choose from silent mindful hikes or boisterous group-styled ones where you’ll explore red rock cliffs and slot canyons. No matter what you do, it will be like no corporate gathering that your employees have attended before.
2. Flexible Meeting Spaces
The Red Mountain Conference Center, located at the resort, has nearly 10,000 square feet of event space and can accommodate corporate groups ranging from eight to 100 people. Six different meeting spaces fit the size your team needs and reflect an environment as inspiring as the surrounding outdoors. To promote stress-free vibes, Red Mountain Resort can add aromatherapy or stress reduction baskets to the meeting spaces.
3. Healthy and Delicious Food
Special diets and health-conscious attitudes are more common than ever, and every diet from vegan to gluten-free to kosher can be accommodated at Red Mountain Resort. With most conference centers offering run-of-the-mill cuisine and boxed lunches, Red Mountain’s flavorful fare is a fresh take on corporate retreat dining. You’ll find buffet-style offerings for breakfast and lunch, plus daily salad bars to give your group plenty of choices. Your team can dine indoors or out, or as a group inside the private dining room at the Canyon Breeze Restaurant. The casual but elegant atmosphere is one your whole team can get on board with—no neckties and suits required.
4. Modern Accommodations
For small to mid-sized groups, there is plenty of space to accommodate your team in luxe rooms and suites at Red Mountain Resort. Choose from 82 desert oasis hotel rooms and 24 villa suites constructed with a modern design that mimics the natural setting of lava gardens and red rocks. All rooms feature nearby pools, hot tubs, and are an easy walk to the on-site restaurant, meeting facilities, spa, and fitness center. Expect luxurious bedding, complimentary WiFi, satellite television, and full access to resort amenities with every room booked.
5. Natural Beauty
Consistently voted one of America’s top resorts, part of Red Mountain Resort’s magic is its stunning natural setting. Blending into the red rock landscape and deserts of southern Utah, Red Mountain is filled with options for exploring this beautiful part of the country. Your staff can enjoy exploring nature with more strenuous hikes, a quiet walk on the resort’s labyrinth walking path, or just resting in a hammock under a tree. After a few days in this natural paradise, your team will leave relaxed and inspired.
Beyond the resort’s borders, it’s easy to book a guided stand-up paddleboarding tour at Sand Hollow Reservoir, a day trip to Zion National Park, or a cultural excursion to the art enclave of Kayenta. All are offered by Red Mountain Resort.
6. Great Location
Red Mountain Resort’s location in St. George, Utah, feels removed from it all, but it is easily accessible from Las Vegas—just two hours from McCarran International Airport. Paid shuttles can be booked online. If your staff flies into the regional St. George Airport, Red Mountain is only 30 minutes away, and complimentary airport transportation is provided.
The location is also ideal for exploring the wonders of southwest Utah. Snow Canyon State Park’s red rock desert is a quarter-mile down the road, while Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are both are a quick drive away.
7. Adult-Oriented Atmosphere
Unlike many other all-inclusive resorts, you won’t find screaming children at Red Mountain. Teens are allowed to stay (with adult supervision), but you’ll otherwise find a community of mature adults visiting. This boosts the professional atmosphere of your corporate retreat while limiting distractions.
8. Discounted Prices with All-inclusive Rates
Booking a corporate retreat for eight or more people? Save 20% off regular room rates and bond in this spectacular setting. Plus, your team will benefit from Red Mountain’s all-inclusive rates, which provide three fresh-made meals a day and most activities. Visitors can choose from over 50 different fitness classes a week, daily guided hikes, healthy living classes, walking trails, swimming pools, plus much more. For a more private experience, guided hikes and classes can be scheduled just for your team.
9. World-Class Spa
Red Mountain’s Sagestone Spa & Salon is built to blend with the natural landscape, offering spectacular views of the surrounding desert and red rock cliffs. Spa treatments range from anti-aging facials to deep-tissue massages. Treatments feature custom-blended indigenous desert botanicals, local honey, salts, and clays inspired by the region.
Looking to incentivize your team ahead of your retreat? Offer employees who reach certain benchmarks free spa treatments during your corporate retreat. Or book one for yourself when the work of the retreat is done.
Your work life can be stressful—your corporate retreat shouldn’t be. Let Red Mountain Resort help you spend some time together as a team. Whether the goal is training, big-picture ideas, or simply relaxing, you’ll find this place is the perfect spot to get the job done.
Written by Jenny Willden for Matcha in partnership with Red Mountain Resort.