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20 Stunning Resorts for your Next Incentive Trip

[fa icon="clock-o"] Feb 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM [fa icon="user"] Marci McCormack [fa icon="folder-open'] Travel Recommendations, Incentive Travel

Below is a list of the properties that we have personally vetted over the past two years. Most have hosted an extremely successful client event for us!

Despite many misconceptions in the hotel industry, there are only a few dozen properties that are usually a good fit for your client’s upcoming incentive trip that checks all the boxes. Once you look at direct flights, five-star requirements, budget, weather, and more, you will find your large list of property options quickly dwindling. Here’s a quick list to get started for those looking to plan your next incentive trip. The all-inclusive hotels will average out to low to mid range budget spend whereas most of the EP properties listed are mid range to higher budget resorts.

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All-Inclusive Hotels/Packages

  1. Unico 20º87º  Riviera Maya, Mexico
  2. Grand Velas Los Cabos
  3. Hyatt Ziva/Zilara, Jamaica
  4. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa (could be replaced by Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Cap Cana once built in 2020)
  5. El Mangroove Hotel, Papagayo, Costa Rica

European Plan Properties

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
  2. Montage Deer Valley, Utah
  3. SLS Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
  4. St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico
  5. Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico
  6. Park Hyatt, St. Kitts
  7. Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Portugal
  8. The W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal
  9. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
  10. Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott, Maui or Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort
  11. 1 Hotel South Beach
  12. Montage Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
  13. Auberge du Solei, Napa Valley
  14. Terranea Resort, California 
  15. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

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