Training & Retreats Located one hour southwest of Jackson Hole, the all-new Star Valley Lodge opened in December and is situated in an open valley bordered by two mountain ranges and within close proximity to the Salt and Snake Rivers. Surrounded by Bridger Teton National Forest, Star Valley Lodge offers a place for corporate training, reward excursions, product demonstrations, and leadership and team-building growth by combining the latest technical and learning support with customized outdoor experiences such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, ATV riding, archery and target shooting. The property has a main lodge with six bedrooms and cigar bar and an adjacent lodge with four additional bedrooms. Dan Rees, Ph.D. professor emeritus serves as training director, bringing an extensive consulting and coaching background in leadership and organizational training. Stacy Robinson has been appointed general manager and Cindy Rowland as marketing/sales associate.

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

Sponsored by Fairmont Austin

Travelling for work is inevitable these days, especially in the meetings and events industry. Why not expand upon these professional commitments and turn a corporate getaway into a leisure vacation? With Fairmont Austin’s downtown location, there is plenty to do both on and offsite to treat yourself to a little bleisure weekend.

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Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.