Take a look around the office. It’s been a devilishly long winter and everyone’s been cooped up for far too long. Dark mornings, dark evenings, stale air, bright lights, the hum of technology, winter colds and of course Brexit…
As winter rolls into spring, it’s time for business team building. Time to escape the city and blow those cobwebs away beneath North Devon’s big skies, drawing in the fresh air and embracing the elements. It’s time to wake up, rejuvenate and revive those corporate activities for the next campaign.
A change is as good as a rest and at the Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe, change combines first class business hotel facilities with some of the most picturesque surroundings to be found in the West Country. Fresh for Spring 2018 in this unique boutique UK conference centre is a new two day business team building package.
Business Team Building the Refresh & Energise Way
The Refresh & Energise Package brings the perfect balance of high spec meeting and conference room facilities with an infusion of health and relaxation guaranteed to soothe stressed bodies and focus minds on upcoming corporate activities.
A midweek Refresh & Energise session allows for business team building with a difference. Meeting room sessions are mixed with wellness activities to stimulate mind and body. Your stay includes alternative team building activities like guided along the spectacular North Devon coastline, beachcombing to the sound of waves lapping on the shore, buddy massage treatments in-house and specially prepared Wellness menus.
Refresh & Energise guests have the run of the hotel, able to choose between two delightful seminar and conference room spaces (each with a capacity of up to 50 people). Meanwhile the Carlton Club Bar and Brasserie accommodates up to 150 people, providing options to drink, dine and reflect on discussions, training session material and upcoming business projects.
Feeding to focus the mind, the Carlton Hotel kitchen has created a specific menu for Refresh & Energise breaks, balanced with locally sourced, raw and healthy ingredients. The chefs prepare dishes that combine ingredients drawn from the land and sea – from local fresh fish to farm reared meat and fruits and vegetables provided by North Devon suppliers.
Once seen as an indulgent luxury, more business leaders are recognising the real benefits of massage in terms of necessity for optimising performance. On a Refresh& Energise business stay, therapies available for the team include Tui Na and Tai Chi, hot stones and head, feet, leg and full body massages.
Business Class and Seaside Charm
As well as organised activities there are ample opportunities to follow the meeting room with a little ‘me’ time, to escape with just one’s thoughts. A few minutes stroll from the Carlton there are secluded coves, or hilly lookouts with the mighty Atlantic Ocean below and an expanse of sky above, and the postcard view harbour filled with small fishing boats.
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort that was made famous by the Victorians, escaping the smoke to take in the ‘old briny’ and the Carlton is a period Victorian building that has been thoroughly updated with Twenty First century chic. Its 39 rooms have been designed with a stylish twist on the original character, oozing comfort and four star business quality, while the hotel’s open layouts make for a delightful UK conference centre with a difference.
A midweek Refresh & Energise Package booking this Spring costs from £102 per person, per night. The price includes room and access to the Carlton Hotel’s facilities (such as the gym), treatments and activities and all day catering, from breakfast, through lunch and onto dinner. Meeting room and seminar room provision comes with top class AV and super-fast WiFi facilities making the Carlton Hotel an inspired choice as an alternative UK conference centre for inspirational business team building and corporate activities
For more information or to discuss how to customise your business package, get in touch with the Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe, North Devon by email or telephone (01271 862446).