All-Inclusive Company Retreats

It’s no secret that today’s disconnect, uncertainty, and unpredictable change have led to team misalignment, sub-par performance, high turnover, and missed revenue opportunities. Our Company Retreat experience is designed to align and engage teams to achieve your most important objectives. 

Exit our Corporate Retreat with:

  • Confidence in decisions made
  • Engagement and buy-in for the path forward
  • A tangible roadmap, shareable with teams, investors, and Board members
  • An overall plan allows for transparency and accountability.

We help food, beverage, and hospitality companies develop better-aligned, engaged, high-performance teams that achieve more, faster.

We co-create a Company Retreat experience where our clients:  
  • solve big challenges
  • make important decisions
  • define critical strategy
  • improve team alignment
  • amplify strengths; and
  • imagine new solutions to lingering problems
Through our all-inclusive company retreat packages designed to:
  • refresh
  • energize; and
  • cultivate system change

To achieve more together, faster and better.

Our Most Popular Work Sessions for F&B Company Retreats

Compass Setting | Vision Alignment

Strategic Planning | Strategy Sprints

OKR Setting, Evaluation & Workshops

Design Sprints for Web3, Blockchain, NFT, and Metaverse Objectives

Innovation Workshops | Sprints

Product Development | Innovation

Effective Communication Building | Conflict Resolution

Leadership Development

Why a Facilitator-Led Retreat?

  • Make critical decisions with clarity, certainty, and buy-in from the entire leadership team.
  • Get important things done!  Expect to accomplish your most important goals for the event with a Facilitator who will keep conversations focused and on track.
  • Everyone has a voice.  Get input from all voices in the room and overcome personality conflicts that can hinder effective communication.
  • Effectively frame challenges to co-create impactful solutions.
  • Exit with an actionable, delegated plan for the execution of decisions.  
  • Outcomes report used to generate buy-in from teams, investors, and Board members.  

Gail Kurpgeweit, Master Facilitator

Gail is the CEO of Pivot North Consulting Group.  She is internationally trained and certified as a Master Facilitator serving C-Suite and Executive Teams for top food, beverage and hospitality brands worldwide.

She is also an OKR Master helping teams develop, implement and manage OKR goal-setting and accountability systems within their organizations.   

“As a Facilitator, I lead teams through pivotal, sometimes difficult, conversations that lead to transformative change in their businesses…

…In particular, I love working with teams on Retreat.  I find clients are more transparent, and the ideas flow more easily, in a peaceful environment away from the noise of day-to-day business.”   

Gail also has extensive business experience as the CEO/President of Taste of Amazing, a catering and gourmet foods manufacturing company with packaged food products in national distribution, and catering operations in Seattle, Washington and Scottsdale, Arizona.    

Our Team

We have a highly experienced team of World-Class Workshop Facilitators and Event Planners ready to support your important event.  

It is our privilege to arrange travel, accommodations, food and meals, recreational and entertainment experiences, and provide administrative support for your attendees.  

We love special requests and giving our clients the VIP treatment they deserve. 

Our mission is to create an amazing experience that includes work, rest and play so each of your team members can focus on their most important goals for the event.   

Company RetreatsAbout Palazzo il Picco Enjoy a luxurious retreat in our gorgeous private home in Scottsdale Arizona

Located in the heart of North Scottsdale Palazzo il Picco has been the perfect oasis to host Special Events since 2001. The Palazzo il Picco design philosophy is artistry, quality, and a touch of luxury. Make the most out of your stay Relax in your Private Pool or Lazy River & Outdoor Spa and Hot Tub. Revitalize in our Recreation Fitness Center and Steam Room.

The Barn

With a gorgeous handmade water fountain in the middle of the curated turf event lawn and several different seating areas, it is the perfect place for relaxing on the property. Available to book for private events.

The Event Lawn

With Pinnacle Peak Mountain in the background, this makes the perfect space for any event. Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, or birthday; this is the place to celebrate.

The Courtyard

Located in the center of the property surrounded by the Guest Casitas is the main Courtyard. With a cozy firepit and trickling water fountains, this space makes for the perfect evening.

The Great Room

This luxurious room combines atmosphere, exceptional service, and modern elegance to create the perfect setting for your next corporate or social event.

The Grand Foyer

This luxurious room combines atmosphere, exceptional service, and modern elegance to create the perfect setting for your next corporate or social event.

Formal Dining Room

This luxurious room combines atmosphere, exceptional service, and modern elegance to create the perfect setting for your next corporate or social event.

The Theater

Allows access to a neverending library of movies and TV shows through various streaming services. Equipped with smart tv technology.

The Fitness Center

Exceptional equipment including multiple machines and weights allows you to get the ultimate workout in. Personalized training is available for those of all ages.

The Billiard Room

Enjoy a game of pool or a cocktail from the bar. With views of the beautiful grounds and courtyard, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself while on vacation.

Team building isn’t all hi-fives and smiles. It can be tricky to get people on board, particularly in the beginning. But once your teams interconnect better, socialize, enjoy themselves, and work in partnership better, you’ll see the hard work pay off. 

The Lazy River

When it’s time to slow down and enjoy the little things, grab an inner tube and a cocktail to enjoy the current. “Over half a million dollars was spent on the resort-style pool area to create a one-of-a-kind showpiece,” A lazy river is a water ride found in water parks, hotels, resorts, and recreation centers, which usually consists of a shallow pool that flows similarly to a river. There is generally a slow current, usually just enough to allow guests to gently ride along lying on rafts.

The Main Pool

Includes a spa, slide, swim-up bar, secluded cave grotto, a beach entry kiddy pool, and fountain splash pad. The main pool sits just outside the back patio of the home and is surrounded by stunning stonework and lush greenery. Then, snaking its way outside the main area and around the back, guests can float on the river for as long as they’d like.

The Island

Surrounded by the lazy river, it includes a putting range, extra large cuddle chaise lounges, and a large turf area perfect for a relaxing day by the water. The mansion’s resort-style pool also has a volleyball court and putting green.

Catering & Personal Chef Services

Upon arrival, our hospitality teams will have the fridge and pantry stocked with all your preferred foods, then provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering according to your preferences.  

Our Chef partners are trained in accommodating food allergies and special dietary requests and creating amazing food experiences for your team.   

 

Remote and In-Person

Have Remote and In-Person Participants? We can accommodate these types of hybrid sessions and will provide the technical equipment required for optimal communication.

We have worked with many clients in all types of Business Event Planning that use our full Lighting, Sound, Staging, Audio Visual, and Event Design expertise. Regarding Corporate Event Planning, we can easily fulfill all of your requests for event planning.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues is also accomplished in Event Planning for high-profile Corporate Events.

Travel Arrangements

Your Event Is Unique And Our Sole Purpose Is To Handle All The Meeting Planning And Travel Management To Ensure It Is A Success.  With Friendly And Helpful Associates, We Are Here To Provide Outstanding Assistance Before, During, And Following Your Conference.

Rising Costs And Growing Complexities Of Business Travel Require A Strong And Comprehensive Approach. They Demand Sophisticated Tools, Extensive Resources, And Expertise. We Can Provide You With A Comprehensive Travel Management Program That Can Save Your Organization Money With Global Purchasing Power, Negotiated Pricing, And Strategy Assistance. Our Dedicated Account Managers Provide Personal Service – You Will Not Be Handed Over, Passed Off, Or Lost In The Crowd.  Rest Assured We Understand And Maintain A Working Knowledge Of Your Specific Needs And Preferences.

  • Group Travel
  • Airport Transfers/Ground Transportation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Flight Arrangements
  • CHARTER A PLANE AND EXPERIENCE TRUE FREEDOM
  • VIP Requests And Special Arrangements
  • Registration And Personnel

Casitas 

CASA DEL SOL

With Sonoran Desert and serrated Pinnacle Peak Mountain views

CASA DEL MONTE

Sonoran Desert Landscape with views of the Mountains and the Estate Courtyard

CASA DEL MAR

Sonoran Desert Landscape with views of the Mountains and the Estate Courtyard

Casa Del Sol

BED AND BATH

One King sized bed, Down Duvets, Hypoallergenic pillows upon request, Thick Bathrobes, Casa Familia Bath Products, Hair Dryer

ROOM FEATURES

60-inch LED Smart TV, Complimentary Premium Wi-Fi, Tea or Coffee Maker, Ironing Board and Iron, Hair Dryer, Miniature Fridge, and Microwave.

Casa Del Monte

BED AND BATH

Two Queen sized beds, Loft bedroom plus extended family room area, Down Duvets, Hypoallergenic pillows upon request, Thick Bathrobes, Casa Familia Bath Products

SERVICES

Complimentary Newspaper, Fax Machine upon request, Morning Coffee and Tea service in the Billiard Room, 24-hour Multilingual Concierge

ROOM FEATURES

60-inch LED Smart TV, Complimentary Premium Wi-Fi, Tea or Coffee Maker, Ironing Board and Iron, Hair Dryer, Miniature Fridge, and Microwave