Event venues with a wellness factor that inspire the mind and relax the body
If you like to pamper yourself after work, there's nothing to be said against a little wellness treatment or an excursion into nature. But the daily routine between office and meetings does not allow for any kind of deceleration or nor for a reward at the end of the day? Then combine your well-deserved relaxation with the upcoming business event and plan your seminar, workshop or corporate celebration in a location that promises additional relaxing moments after becoming mentally fatigued. These event locations are guaranteed to recalibrate your work-life balance.
Use the power of nature for your conferences, congresses and meetings; organise your corporate event outdoors between a lake scenery and a national park. Where can one do that? St. Martins Therme & Lodge in Burgenland is not only located in a region of Austria designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also serves as an excellent location to generate new ideas with your team. During the day the 4-star superior accommodation combines modern meeting facilities in nine rooms including a boathouse, with evening relaxation in a realm of warmth, the sauna area. This way, your brilliant ideas sparked off in the brainstorming sessions will continue to linger and mature in the pebble sauna, the steppe-herbal steam bath and the infrared lounge. The four indoor and seven outdoor pools, including the in-house bathing lake, the warm thermal mineral water and the outdoor wellness facilities, will transform your corporate event into a holistic wellness event. And if you should ever want to leave this gem of a retreat, the unique natural world with its 20,000-year-old salt lakes containing soda offer ample opportunity to relax in the tranquil greenery.
Right in the centre of Graz, the hotel "Das Weitzer" not only offers ten well-equipped meeting rooms that satisfy all MICE requirements for seminars, congresses and hybrid events. Even after the business to-dos are all ticked off, you will still get your money's worth of relaxation at your corporate event. End the day of meetings in the hotel's own rooftop sauna with a 360° panoramic view over the red roofs of the city. For those who prefer to regenerate with exercise, they are just as well catered for in the fitness area with its new equipment. Speaking of which, you can explore Graz on rental bikes or e-Vespas at your leisure in the evenings and have some enjoyable moments in the historic old town centre. If you fancy a longer excursion in between, a short trip along the South Styrian Wine Route will help you wind down, too. Or enjoy that feel-good factor in your own little refuge when you fall into the Italian designer bed in the 110-square-metre suite after a day of hard work.
Pun alert: Have a good meeting in the “Salz-kammer"-gut (in English, the salt chamber). And relax. And combine both with each other. If you need to air your head after this pun, the 4*s Villa Seilern Vital Resort is the place to be. Host your corporate event in the middle of Bad Ischl, an idyllic natural gem between two rivers, and benefit from the location of the hotel. Embedded in the mountain and lake landscape of the Salzkammergut, you have all kinds of options to help you decelerate: After your meeting, take a calming boat trip across the turquoise-coloured Lake Wolfgangsee or explore the imperial town of Bad Ischl plus Hallstatt's salt mines. If you prefer to stay at the seminar hotel after the events, you can relax in the 800-square-metre wellness oasis with an indoor pool and five different saunas. Sweating in a microsalt sauna with dry salt mist? That sounds like pure relaxation, doesn't it? Here in both the indoor and outdoor areas, where Emperor Franz Joseph I once walked with his beloved Sisi, you are guaranteed to have enough time to breathe in deeply and relax thoroughly.
How do business and the forest go together? Judging by the Refugium Hochstrass, these apparent opposites go hand in hand perfectly well. Completely secluded on a hill in the middle of the Vienna Woods, you can hold extraordinary conferences and corporate celebrations in the former monastery. Between meetings get spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding treetops of Lower Austria from the six seminar rooms in the attic right under the bell tower. What serves only as brief periods of relaxation during your events, provides for extended moments of wellbeing when work is done at the end of the day. Outdoor yoga in the evening with the whole team? A detour to the Finnish sauna outside on the banks of the biotope? Fancy a long walk in the woods? Or would you prefer a leadership training session with the hotel's own Noriker horses? No matter what you choose: The infinite stillness of the forest will give you additional strength and ensure that this corporate event will have a long-lasting effect.
If you prefer to take it easy when on your own and away from your corporate event, then the Provostry of St. Gerold is your perfect retreat full of tranquillity. Declared a biosphere park by UNESCO, the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Reserve, is a modern seminar centre in a medieval-looking monastery complex with a thousand-year-old history. In the middle of forests and meadows, you can then convert the energy generated at congresses and conferences into energy for going on hikes with a spiritual nature. The tranquillity of the monastery automatically has a positive effect on your wellbeing. At the monastery complex in Vorarlberg, which has been awarded the Austrian Eco-label, you can find total relaxation in a variety of ways: enjoy pleasant massages as you get kneaded all over or browse through the vegetable and herb garden for home-grown greens. The forest park with ponds provides further space for quiet moments. And the "Path of the Senses" leading along artificial ponds throughout the forest is guaranteed to put you in harmony with nature. The animal residents also contribute to the wellness features here: eight therapy horses delight the heart and the mind – and that’s been proven scientifically.
When you think of the two words "mountain" and "peace," does a remote house surrounded by nature also come to mind? And what if we told you that you could hold your next corporate event in exactly such a location? Isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city and lying high up at 1,170 metres, the Seminar and Holiday Home Bergfrieden awaits you, making all MICE dreams come true. The well-equipped modern seminar room offers all kinds of technical aids for memorable events with an extensive view of the mountains. Embedded in Vorarlberg’s alpine world, the quiet house is also located in a dead-end street in the village of Laterns, from where only a hiking trail leads out. Right after your meetings, this is the ideal location to switch off and rest. And what is the best way to do this? Breathe deeply as you take a walk on the circular walking route over to the sparkling blue Lake Sünser See or enjoy the in-house wellness oasis including sauna and infrared cabin. As Oscar Wilde once rightly said: "To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual."