We Connect You!

Connecting event specialists & luxury destination partners

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2020 Events

“I can’t thank enough the wonderful team at Retreats Resources for bringing together a fabulous group of planners and hoteliers during these uncertain times. I love attending their weekly Hospitality Hangouts. These events help in keeping our spirits high and strengthening our partnerships, even when we are not able to meet in person. Bravo and thank you Carol and Whitney for bringing us together once again.”
Nuria C. - Dorchester Collection
How Wynn Resorts Did It

During this time of unprecedented disruption and change, we are offering a recurring series of online video chats so that we can continue to stay in community with members of our industry.

“How Wynn Did It”
Friday, June 5 4:00 PM Eastern

Virtual Panel Discussion with Wynn Resorts

When COVID-19 shut down hotels and resorts across the globe, many were concerned about how and when to reopen. Wynn led the way by creating a 23-page document that has become the standard for cleaning procedures.

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Real-Time Retreats

A series of weekly, interactive virtual tours of some of our partners’ most beautiful resorts! But these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill virtual tours... we’re doing them Retreats Resources style!

Our Next Real-Time Retreat
Wednesday, June 3 4:00 PM Eastern

“Start of Summer Soiree”

Rosalynn Castillo, Director of Sales and Marketing - Eden Roc Cap Cana

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* Our spring roadshow in May, and our Connoisseurs Connections Conference schedule for early August at The Breakers are both cancelled. We're still keeping a ‘place holder’ for our fall roadshow, scheduled for October 26-30 and will keep you posted on those plans as the summer unfolds. Please check back here for updates, or email us directly for inquiries about upcoming events.

Real-Time Retreats Schedule
June 3: Start of Summer Soiree - Eden Roc Cap Cana
Rosalynn Castillo, Director of Sales and Marketing
June 10: Ireland: The Emerald Isle in Story and Song
Laura Saeger, Business Tourism Ireland
June 17: Wide Open Spaces
Kim Taylor, The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
June 24: Your Own Private Paradise
Gale McClurkan, Global Sales Director, Auberge Resorts
July 1: Sofa Safari!
Lyndsey Balog, Virgin Limited Edition Collection, Ulusaba Game Reserve
  See our entire line-up
Real-Time Retreats Replay Videos
April 15: “Town & Country” London and the Cotswolds:
The Dorchester Collection, Nuria Candel
April 22: Wine, Tango and Passion! Argentina
Patricia Perez-Sahin and Maura Zhang, CIS, CITP - Synergy Connect
April 29: Aspen - Defy Ordinary
Aspen Chamber Resort Association and special guests, Sarah Reynolds Lasser
May 6: Seis de Mayo!
Rosewood Mayakoba, Nicky Labroudette
May 13: “A Scottish Castle in the Heart of the South”
Shannon Johnson, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort
May 20: Hudson Yards - The NEW New York!
Chris Reed, Director of Sales & Marketing and Todd Anderson, Equinox Area Personal Trainer - Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards
May 27: Wyoming & the Wild West!
Amanda Wascher, Director Of Sales, Brush Creek Ranch

Connections.   Community.   Collaboration.

This is our commitment!

Build enduring relationships at Retreats Resources roadshows

Build Enduring Relationships

Hospitality is an industry based on relationships, darlings, and we like to think that we are in the “people” business!

Our industry events have remained a trusted favorite of both event specialists and luxury destination partners for almost 20 years!

Why? Because we create an informal, relaxed atmosphere that allows you to meet and share information and build enduring relationships in a “no pressure” environment of authenticity and fun!

Your Success is Our Mission!

We get it!   Time is precious.

When you choose to participate in an industry event, you want it to be productive, providing a return on the investment of your time and resources.

Our curated collection of distinctive hotels, resorts, cruise lines, DMCs and other industry partners, coming together with qualified buyers and event executives, offers an efficient, face-to-face solution to the “connection” challenges that both buyers and sellers experience in our increasingly digital age.

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Why Retreats Resources?

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Event Specialists

Create connections with our curated collection of luxury destinations and hospitality service providers you will really want to do business with!

Learn about new service providers and destination updates.

Share industry knowledge with a community of like-minded event specialists.

Save time researching properties by using our online destination directory and peer reviews.

Enjoy and relax! We make doing business fun!

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Destination Partners

Streamline your sales efforts by showcasing your property to pre-qualified event specialists with a proven buying history in the luxury travel sector.

Be featured in our exclusive Hotels and Resorts We Love web page with “at a glance” hotel/resort specs, our personal endorsement, peer reviews and a direct link to your contact information.

Gain full access to our knowledge base and events without any yearly subscription or membership fees

Use us an extension of your sales team, available to help make introductions, share updates and keep connections thriving before, during and after our events

Engage in immersive, purposeful conferences and events, where deeper customer relationships are made

Look good! Return from each event with the attendee data you need to please your boss!

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What We Hear From You

  • Closing a deal

    “In our office we fight over who is going to attend a Retreats Resources event - we consider yours the ‘haute couture’ of our industry - one of a kind!”

    — Paula B., President and CEO - Monalto Corporate Events
  • Maui Jim - We Want You!

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    “Representing a well-known luxury resort, I have attended a great variety of shows and road trips, but I can honestly say that I have never seen the kind of loyalty that Retreats Resources garners.”

    — L.W., Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
  • Door prizes

    “The value provided from Retreats Resources events is unprecedented. Carol has a loyal client following of qualified and professional group planners that make the effort to attend her events. It would take an insurmountable amount of time and money to make sales calls to each of the planners that attend her events and it wouldn't be half the fun! The venue selection is always a new "hotspot" that appeals to the clients resulting in great attendance. The shows are organized, well-planned, fun, educational and results oriented.”

    — Janet W., Area Director Of Sales, Group - Belmond Cap Juluca & Belmond La Samanna
  • Regional specialities

    “There is something special about Carol Owen and her events. She brings a unique charm that brings people together while developing strong relationships. She makes networking fun and memorable.”

    — Patty M., Executive Director National Accounts Southeast - Loews Hotels & Co.
  • Regional specialities

    “We have found the Roadshow to be a great opportunity to learn more about hotels and venues that we would not have been aware of otherwise, many of which are now good partners with us. Through Retreats Resources I learned about Wine to Water, and in addition to buying their wine we are now supporters of this worthwhile cause.
    “Thank you again for the introduction to some magnificent hotel partners for Volvo and Mack, and the opportunity to connect with other meeting planners and buyers. I’ve had a wonderful career and a lot of it has to do with the exceptional people like you, that I’ve met along the way.”

    — Mary H., Travel Manager – Volvo/Mack Trucks
  • Elegant luncheons

    “Thank you! I know the effort to pull off a five day road show is difficult and trust me, nobody does it better than you. As always – Carol and her events just shine!”

    — Kathy M. - Meadowood Resort
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 Giving Back 

Wine To Water
Our squad of world-class hoteliers raised $33,400 for Wine To Water

This is our squad of world-class hoteliers at our first annual Connoisseurs Connections Conference at Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort. Half of them represent properties and brands that placed at the top of the World’s Best list byTravel and Leisure magazine in their recent annual poll.

Together we raised $33,400 for Wine To Water, the single most profitable auction/fundraiser in the organizations history! Hearts were lifted and joy was in the air!

Thanks everyone for going on this “purpose journey” with us!

Founder of W|W Doc Hendley would like to thank you for your involvement! Hear the impact directly from Tanzania.

Learn more about Retreats Resources’ commitment to Wine To Water.

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We make doing business fun!


Retreats Resources
Pittsboro, NC | Greenville, SC
Carol Owen: (919) 259-9051
Whitney Bradley: (864) 420-5986
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