Corporate Retreat Hot Spots


Legacy Lodge & Conference Center

As one of Atlanta’s most comprehensive conference resort properties, the new Legacy Lodge & Conference Center, formerly Emerald Pointe Hotel, at Lake Lanier Islands Resort offers accommodations, award-winning conference and meeting facilities, diverse recreational amenities, and excellent dining options for business guests. Legacy Lodge’s completely renovated guest rooms and suites offer a relaxing retreat after a day of meetings. Each of the 221 well-appointed guest rooms overlooks natural scenery from a private balcony or terrace. Complimentary wireless Internet access, flat screen television, and coffee are in each room, and guests have unlimited access to a 24-hour fitness center, jogging trails, and heated swimming pool. Private massage and spa treatments are available by appointment.

Meeting planners may also consider Legacy Villas, set adjacent to the Lodge. Each of the six villas offers six rooms, which are individually keyed for privacy, allowing travelers to take as many or as few rooms as necessary. The villas feature hardwood floors, stacked stone fireplaces, flat screen televisions, and wet bars in some units. Also available are The 30 Lake Houses at Legacy. Each features two spacious bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a mini-kitchen, an impressive main room with hardwood floors and fieldstone fireplace, a washer and dryer, and a heated spa and gas grill on a private wooden deck.

Legacy Lodge boasts over 21,000 square feet of functional meeting space to accommodate small- to medium-sized conferences, business meetings, receptions, corporate functions, training and education seminars, team building programs and retreats. A total of 23 meeting rooms, including three spacious ballrooms, an executive boardroom, and smaller, distinctive conference rooms are available 24 hours per day and are equipped to serve a variety of needs. For more information on planning your next meetings or conferences, visit

Dolce Basking Ridge

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Dolce Hotels and Resorts

Dolce Hotels and Resorts also specializes in delivering superior meetings and retreat experience. Each property offers expert resources to help its clients find innovative techniques and solutions to produce the most inspiring meeting, learning, and event environment. They are an organization of 22 one-of-a-kind hotels, resorts, and corporate hotels staffed with approximately 4,000 associates who are passionate about hosting successful meetings for their clients. Each property offers well-appointed accommodations, creative regional and international cuisine, full-service amenities, a selection of recreational activities native to each area and an intuitive staff.

The newly renovated Dolce Basking Ridge, only 40 minutes from Newark Airport and 55 minutes from New York City, combines chic settings and accommodations, perfect for a weekend conference, with the most modern technology and expert staff to ensure successful meetings. Dolce Basking Ridge’s cutting-edge meeting and conference technology facilitate communication, team building, and productive meetings and conferences. For guests looking for a relaxation between conference sessions, they offer a Jacuzzi, swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, and a top-of-the-line fitness center.

Located just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and one hour south of San Francisco, the Dolce Hayes Mansion is situated in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. This eco-friendly facility offers a unique blend of tranquility, service and technology in an environmentally conscious setting. Designed to inspire productivity and creativity, they provide all the tools needed to make meetings come alive including 33,000 square-feet of dedicated meeting space, 22 specially designed and equipped conference rooms and advanced multi-media capabilities.

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

Ivey Spencer Leadership

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

Spencer Leadership Centre is located in a historically significant Georgian manor on 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland in London, Ontario, Canada. This property offers 14,000 square feet of meeting space, 26 meeting rooms, and three amphitheatres that include Conference Planners, the latest high-tech resources and dedicated technology personnel. Corporations and organizations are invited to take advantage of the recently renovated, IACC certified meeting venue. High-speed internet access is available in all meeting rooms and the 125 newly remodeled guest rooms.

Spencer offers a modern gym with aerobic area, mountain bikes, sand volleyball, and basketball courts. The Centre’s international culinary team prepares extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, allowing each member of the culinary team to showcase their own unique talents. For more information on planning your next meeting or conference, visit


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