There are suitable locations all over the country for corporate events, but if you're looking for a warm climate and a relaxed atmosphere to hold your next conference or company party, look no further than Sedona, AZ.
With its warm, dry climate and breathtaking natural scenery, including Oak Creek Canyon and the red rock formations Thunder Mountain, Cathedral and Coffeepot, combined with the city's well deserved reputation as a getaway destination for people looking to escape from the pressures of everyday life and relax in one of the world's most beautiful places, it's hard to imagine why you'd want to hold your corporate events anywhere else.
Corporate off-site events are a regular part of doing business; they keep staff apprised of new developments, provide a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas, and a corporate conference can serve as the jumping off point for new business strategies.
Given the current economic climate, many businesses are trying to cut costs, including in the area of corporate event planning. However, it is entirely possible to hold your company event or conference without placing a strain on your budget by staying in the United States, rather than offering a high-budget island trip. There are many meeting facilities available at the luxury resorts in Sedona, which are specifically set up for corporate meetings and conferences, and which can be rented for a reasonable price. Resorts and other non-traditional locations make excellent choices for corporate meeting facilities, offering the relaxation needed to have truly productive meetings that will be fondly remembered by staff and looked forward to rather than dreaded.
While email and videoconferencing are all valuable means of communication within a corporation, there is no substitute for allowing staff to meet and discuss face to face in a relaxed setting. Some of the best ideas come out of friendly golf or tennis games, mountain hikes, and even during spa sessions - and Sedona is a hotspot for all those types of activities.
There is a lot to be said for holding your corporate events in a beautiful locale like Sedona. It provides a change of pace for staff and a change of scenery which can spark the development of new ideas. Sedona is quite conducive to creative thinking - it's a Mecca for artists. Additionally, your employees will be more relaxed out of the formal office setting and happy to be there. The boost in staff morale will continue to pay off in the form of increased productivity for some time after everyone has returned to the office.