Destination Hotels & Resorts marketing, reservations and revenue teams recently wrapped up a productive and successful conference at Skamania Lodge in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Staff from the Destination Hotels & Resorts corporate, regional and property teams all joined together for three busy days filled with training, teambuilding and networking. We were able to witness firsthand Skamania's creative teambuilding solutions -- highlights are showcased below.
Team Building In The Trees
We were able to enjoy our surroundings at Skamania Lodge by participating in the newly unveiled ZIP line tour. The Destination team is made up of fearless go-getters who had no reservations about speeding through the air 100-feet off the ground at 45 mph. This was the ideal environment to create a group synergy and strengthen our relationships with peers and teammates.
Iron Chef teambuilding: Mixology Challenge
We kicked off the conference with an interactive and fun teambuilding event, in which we all became mixologists and embarked on the challenge to create the perfect cocktail! We were provided with fresh ingredients, from cucumbers to apples and everything in between. The cocktails were judged based on taste, appearance and the creative name coined. We were also required to create a visual centerpiece using various items, including Mardi Gras beads, flowers and ribbons. We had a great time working together and the best part at the end? Taste testing!
Culinary Sampling: The Best of the Northwest
Another benefit of staying at Skamania Lodge was enjoing the local cuisine. No shortage of delectable seafood, we indulged in Pacific salmon, crab legs, mussels and clams. Fresh fish paired with local wine and beer tastings provided the perfect Northwest culinary experience. We ended most nights around the fire pit, complete with S’mores kits and Portland local coffee Boyd’s.
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