Top 2023 Winter Incentive Travel Destinations
Le K2 Chogori – Val d’Isere, France
Enjoy timeless Savoie charm with a modern twist at the Le K2 Chogori Hotel, nestled in the heart of the Val d’Isere village. This 5-star hideout offers instant access to endless leisure activities, as well as some of the best ski slopes in all of Europe. The Tignes/Val d’Isere ski area is comprised of over 300km of pistes, suitable for all levels of experience, and is a regular site of the World Ski Championships. The K2 Chogori is a family-ran establishment, integrated into the K2 Collections hotel group, offering both authentic local tradition and the polish of a boutique network. While there, do not miss out on the gourmet experience that is the hotel’s L’Altiplano restaurant, combining the mountain cuisines of the French Alps and the Peruvian Andes. When out skiing, make sure to stop by for a photo at the Aiguille Percée, a famous rock formation featured in Roger Moore’s Bond classic A View To Kill, and stop over at La Folie Douce for some once in a lifetime Après Ski!
Crans Ambassador – Crans Montana, Switzerland
Offering 140km of pistes for all levels of skiing/snowboarding ability, as well as a vibrant night life, the Crans Montana resort is a hidden gem of the Swiss Alps. Whether you are looking to cruise the blues or want to try your luck on World Cup-level pistes, this resort has it all. The Crans Ambassador is the perfect place to stay because of its central location which allows easy access to both, the slopes and the town of Crans Montana. Of course, the hotel’s amazing design and floor-to-ceiling windows also make it an extremely pleasant space to just sit back and relax. In terms of entertainment, Crans Montana offers the unique chance to club above the clouds at the Cry d’Er Club d’Altitude located at the top of the Cry d’Er gondola straight from central Crans. There is nothing quite like dancing the night away at 2,200 metres of altitude, surrounded only by the stars. Definitely also don’t miss out on a slope-side lunch at the lift station-turned-hotel that is the Chetzeron. The combination of breathtaking views, flawless architecture and fine dining simply leaves nothing to be desired.
Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & Spa – Grau Roig, Andorra
The Grau Roig Boutique Hotel is the perfect getaway for any ski enthusiast. Lodged in the middle of the 210km Grandvalira ski resort, the hotel offers direct access to a number of ski lifts leading to beginner and advanced slopes. Its relatively secluded mountain location offers the ideal ambience for groups seeking a more intimate setting for their travels. Even though the hotel is removed from the bustle of the larger ski towns in the area, you do not need to worry about not having plenty of activities to pursue during your stay. The hotel’s repertoire of snowy pass-times range from panoramic flights, through snowmobile trips to dog-sled rides. As for dining, the hotel features four restaurants serving local delicacies, as well as a fully private dining room. The venue’s fully equipped business amenities also allow the conduction of business meetings, while the spa offers a relaxing oasis to kick back in during the after-hours.
Forestis – Dolomites, Italy
Treat your employees to ‘the art of simplicity’ at this minimalist spa hideaway that has it all. Built with the surrounding nature in mind, Forestis‘ design combines the natural elements of water, stone and wood, creating the ultimate feeling of harmony with nature. This harmony is also reflected in the unique selection of spa treatments offered here. The wellness roster, based on the combination of water, mountain air, sunshine and the local climate, includes an indoor and outdoor pool, saunas and massage therapies. You and your colleagues can even try a tree circle ceremony to discover the healing powers of four alpine woods (mountain pine, spruce, larch, and Swiss stone pine). Finally, you will also have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy your afternoon meditation with the view of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, truly allowing yourself to recharge!
Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains – St Moritz, Switzerland
Enjoy the luxury of relaxation at The St Moritz Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains. The St. Moritz resort, set in the heart of the Engadin valley, famous for its high altitude and scenic lakes, is the epitome of the Alpine pleasures. The Kempinski hotel is world-renowned for its unique spa amenities, as well as its picturesque surroundings. The spa roster here ranges from classical massages, through facials to special body treatments that will cater to your employees every need. The venue also provides opportunities to conduct private work meetings and is able to facilitate invigorating group activities. Of course, the ski lift that departs from within a few hundred meters of the hotel is a great added bonus! If you are lucky enough to be going to St. Moritz during the White Turf season definitely do not miss the excitement of this unique snowy horse race.
Backstage Hotel Vernissage – Zermatt, Switzerland
Modelled after the story of The Creation, this state-of-the-art spa at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage in Zermatt promises a sensual experience like no other. Their 7-step wellness programme will immerse you in each phase of the Genesis, starting with light and the separation of water and air, through the creation of flora, fauna and the planets, to the birth of humans and finally, rest. Treatments on offer include steams, infrared heated glass pearls, aromatherapy, floating pools, saunas, massages and meditation, all accompanied by stimulating audiovisual effects. This unique spa is sure to leave you feeling like you have just been re-born!
Winter fairytale Experience
Arctic Treehouse Hotel – Lapland, Finland
Give your employees the experience of a lifetime in the Finnish Lapland. The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, located just a 10 minute drive from the city of Rovianemi – also known as the official hometown of Santa Claus – promises an immersion into the Finnish wilderness like no other. From fatbiking through the surrounding wintery forests to snowshoe expeditions and mindfulness workshops, this hotel offers it all – adventure and relaxation. And quite honestly, we can’t think of a better way to fall asleep than while looking at the Northern Lights, can you?
Grand Hotel Kempinski – Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia
Located on the shore of the beautiful glacial lake Štrbské Pleso, the Grand Hotel Kempinski Vysoké Tatry offers a luxury mountain experience, removed from the crowds of the Alps. Its grand ballrooms, terraces with panoramic views, and open fire places are sure to leave your employees feeling like the kings of the castle! Just across the lake, you will find the Štrbské Pleso ski area, as well as a number of cross-country and hiking routes. The hotel can be reached by road or rail, as well as by private jet or helicopter transfer to the nearby Poprad-Tatry Airport. While there, make sure to visit one of the local Kolibas, traditional Slovak restaurants, serving Slovak classics, such as Bryndzove halusky (a must-try!).
Grand Hotel Teleferic – Brasov, Romania
Journey East to Romania for the ultimate combination of ‘nature, luxury and classical elegance’ at the Grand Hotel Teleferic in Brasov. The fairy-tale-like city of Brasov is located in Romania’s mountainous Transylvania region, famous for its breath-taking medieval castles. Explore the beautiful white forests surrounding the hotel with a snow shoe expedition, or get your skis on and head up the Telecabina. In a region with such a rich history, you can simply never be bored!