Kindred Resorts & Hotels, a collection of independent hotels and resorts focused exclusively on the group and meetings market in North America, adds five properties to its evolving roster. There are currently 56 unique properties in the portfolio and the new additions include: Amangani, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Rancho de los Caballeros, Sea Island and Sun Mountain Lodge. Listed below are more information on each property and for additional details.
Amangani—Jackson Hole, WY
Amangani, which translates to “peaceful home”, is a 40-suite retreat that offers the most discrete, personalized service and embraces the candor of the American West. As a premier ski resort from December through March and open year-round, meeting planners can take advantage of the extensive outdoor offerings available for corporate retreats, board meetings and more. Planners can opt from three room types – Takoda Room (754 square feet; 50 people), The Grill (1,260 square feet; 85 people) and the Library (600 square feet; 40 people, cocktail). With unlimited adventure choices including access to two National Parks, wellness offerings such as yoga and reflexology, hiking the Teton and Snake River mountain ranges, heli-skiing, dog sledding, photography tours and more, there are numerous possibilities for a one-of-a-kind experience.
High Hampton Inn & Country Club—Cashiers, NC
Nestled in a charming North Carolina town, High Hampton Inn & Country Club takes advantage of its natural surroundings with sweeping views and rustic ambiance. Ensuring a memorable retreat, various spaces allow for groups ranging from 15 to 200, as well as a garden for themed dinners and break-out meetings. While Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the grounds, the property does not have telephones or TVs in their rooms; staff encourages guests to unplug from their laptops and phones to bask in the distractions of gorgeous mountain sunsets or the starry night sky. Recreation activities include an 18-hole scenic mountain golf course, five clay tennis courts, 35-acre lake, and miles of nature trails to explore.
Rancho de los Caballeros—Wickenburg, AZ
Established in 1948 and family-owned for three generations, Rancho de los Caballeros sits on 20,000 incredible acres of gorgeous High Sonoran Desert in Wickenburg, Arizona. The property boasts 9,000 square feet of combined meeting space and 79 rooms, offering a distinct ranch resort atmosphere for meeting venues. Authentic southwestern touches flow throughout the property and numerous team-building experiences including cowboy games, hot air ballooning and desert jeep tours are some of the rugged experiences offered. Planners can opt amongst three venues which seat anywhere between 48 to 275 guests – the Palo Verde Conference Center, the Main Lodge and Restaurant and the Los Caballeros Golf Club.
Sea Island—Sea Island, Georgia
Sea Island, which has sat on the Georgia coast since 1928, features five miles of private beach, 16 tennis courts, a beach club, three championship golf courses and more. Over 51,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space is offered at The Lodge, where 24-hour butlers provide personalized service, and at The Cloister, which recently underwent a $40 million expansion–with 392 total guestrooms and suites. Sea Island is a superlative choice for business functions of distinction, having hosted the 2004 G8 Summit. Outdoor experiences include paddle boarding, marsh tours, sea turtle excursions and more. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for eight consecutive years.
Sun Mountain Lodge—Winthrop, WA
Sun Mountain Lodge is an award-winning Four Diamond Resort nestled in the verdant mountains with breathtaking views of Washington state. A gorgeous setting for any retreat, the property ensures a memorable visit. The lodge boasts flexibility for groups as it has five centrally located meeting areas which accommodate up to 300 people, audio/visual presentation equipment, full service catering for both indoor and outdoor events, professional conference planning services and onsite assistance, private wine cellar with an extensive collection seating up to 14, a cozy library for intimate gatherings and an outdoor party tent for up to 150 people.