The first quarter of the working year is a key time for our clients to get out of the city; and to bring together the leadership team together to strategise the short term and long range goals for the business year. When kicking off the planning discussion and establishing the goals of the retreats, we have seen a common thread of the desire to take teams to locations that will open their minds to learning and connecting with colleagues.
Here is our top picks for your Corporate Retreats in 2024.
THE LOUISE, BAROSSA VALLEY
Set amongst the undulating vineyards of the Barossa Valley, The Louise offers a luxury retreat complete with private villa-style suites, world-class dining at Appellation and access to a backstage pass to the best of the Barossa. The Louise is a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of 19 independent luxury lodges and camps in some of Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
The property features 15 private suites that open onto picturesque courtyards and provide luxury accommodation for up to 32 guests. Each villa-style suite features generous, high ceilings, lounge spaces, king bed with ensuite bathrooms; an intimate workspace and in-suite bar lead to French doors which open to the Barossa’s fields and vineyards.
Accommodation Tariff inclusions:
- Full a la carte gourmet breakfast served in Appellation each day
- Pre-dinner sunset drinks and snacks served on the terrace
- 4 course set menu dinner with regional paired wines in Appellation Restaurant or a private dining space
- Shared style “feed me” menu with paired wines in Contour for the second evening
- In-suite mini bar replenished each day
- Use of the lodges facilities – gym, pool & sauna
The Louise offers 6 unique spaces for business meetings, dining and celebrations.
Hermitage Room: This light-filled space comfortably seats 24 guests in boardroom or U-shape seating. A lounge area offers retreat for breaks and French doors open to an outdoor courtyard with views of the Barossa.
Hermitage Courtyard: Leading from the Hermitage Room, the space is an open air courtyard, with a pergola and stone walls providing a cool space for lunch or post meeting drinks.
Contour: An exclusive-use space for lunch, team building or dinner for up to 60 guests.
Appellation: With large windows looking over the vineyards, Appellation restaurant offers exclusive use dining for up to 40 guests with a degustation menu tailored to the seasons and featuring fresh local produce.
Private Dining Room: Appellation’s satellite Private Dining Room provides an intimate space for dining for up to 12 guests.
Full day package – $150 per person
Morning and Afternoon tea includes chef’s selection of sweet or savoury delights and a fruit platter, served in the Hermitage Room. A two-course lunch of seasonal sides and main dish to be shared and enjoyed on the Terrace of the meeting room. Continuous barista coffee, tea, still and sparkling water. Room hire and AV is included.
Half day package – $110 per person
Morning or Afternoon tea includes chef’s selection of sweet or savoury delights and a fruit platter, served in the Hermitage Room. A two-course lunch comprises of seasonal sides and a main dish to be shared and enjoyed on the Terrace of the meeting room. Continuous barista coffee, tea, still and sparkling water is served throughout the meeting. Room hire and AV is included.
Enquire with the ES Concierge & Co team for bookings between April – October 2024 for special rates.
The Barossa Valley is recognised around the world as one of Australia’s premier wine regions, made famous by its old-vine shiraz vintages. Today, the Barossa is a culinary destination, with The Louise as a stylish base from which to explore the region’s wineries and cellar doors, restaurants and producers, art galleries and nature walks.