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Virtual Retreat
April 12 — May 6, 2021

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We have reached full capacity for this Virtual Retreat.

A development journey for our community of travel advisors.

Change is the only constant. We have always looked towards hospitality's horizons and take pride in our continuing curiosity surrounding our lives, our work, and the future of travel. Over the last 25 years, it has been our great delight to foster connections between the most aspirational travel advisors and hoteliers. 

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Now, changing times have created a new opportunity for us to rethink the way we live and gather, and with it, how we may better engage our travel community. We are eager to cultivate meaningful relationships in this unprecedented era of travel and to use our time to collectively reflect, re-energize, and reinvent the future. 

True to the Design Hotels philosophy, our virtual retreat is rich with insight and inspiration for our travel advisor community. This unique month-long journey is an invitation to explore both personal development and professional expansion. Together it is also our intention to collaborate, discover, and co-create the future of travel alongside member hotels and innovative thinkers.
In collaboration with The Future Laboratory's report on the "Promadic" traveler, who is both proactive and nomadic in their consumer habits, we will deep dive into how our businesses can successfully adapt to the traveler of tomorrow through the connections of today.

A four-week journey to discover and learn 

This virtual retreat will be a collaborative journey guided through workshops, expert panels and networking sessions to promote self-development. Participants will be sent a package with the essential tools to successfully navigate throughout the course. Join us for this unique experience and format, which requires a commitment of 4-5 hours a week, Tuesday to Thursday. 

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A Curated Community

of select travel advisors and Design Hotels hoteliers for you to meet, share with, and learn from all month long. 

Guided Weekly Connect Sessions

as your opportunity for more intimate interactions around the big questions on our minds. These are the starting places for deeper conversations and one-on-one connections. 

Personal Development Workshops

for a four-part journey within the retreat. These guided exercises are designed to help you deepen your personal awareness, connect to your intentions, and find the path ahead. 

Weekly Hotel Panel Discussions

a series of conversations led by our hotel visionaries that help us uncover who we are, what’s next for our industry, and your role in reimagining and reinventing travel. Themed Group and Individual Exercises that allow you to go deeper with a quartet of Promadic Travel themes to help frame our conversations and discussions, as well as personal weekly reflection questions and prompts. 

Direct Networking and 24/7 Community Platform

for continual access to the Virtual Retreat community directory, shared topics of interest, regular community interactions, and direct messaging to set up your own virtual meetings.

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“The Virtual Retreat allowed me to reflect on both personal and business aspects of life. I gained so much inspiration and it motivated me to not give up in this time of uncertainty”

Raoul Fokke, Act of Travel, Amsterdam

Schedule

Week 1: Conscious Self-Awareness

The starting point for any journey is ourselves. This is why we will begin the experience by centering ourselves in our personal narratives and histories with the theme of conscious self-awareness.

Monday, April 12

3pm
Welcome Call

 

Tuesday, April 13

Session 1: 3pm
Session 2: 10pm
Workshop

 

Wednesday, April 14

3pm
Hotel Panel

 

Thursday, April 15

Session 1: 9am
Session 2: 10pm
Connect

Week 2: Purpose & Personal Development

A deep dive into the theme of purpose and personal development is guided by the idea that travel of the future should be proactive, purposeful and most importantly foster a sense of personal progress.

Monday, April 19

Session 1: 9am
Session 2: 12am
Yoga

 

Tuesday, April 20

Session 1: 3pm
Session 2: 10pm
Workshop

 

Wednesday, April 21

9am
Hotel Panel

 

Thursday, April 22

Session 1: 3pm
Session 2: 10pm
Connect

Friday, April 23

9am
Original Experience

Week 3: Connection & Community

This week we will examine the roles we play in creating connections, community, and a shared culture. We’ll look at our personal types of connection and the external influences at play, including the way we integrate with our local communities and spaces.

Monday, April 26

Session 1: 9am
Session 2: 12am
Yoga

 

Tuesday, April 27

Session 1: 3pm
Session 2: 10pm
Workshop

 

Wednesday, April 28

3pm
Hotel Panel

 

Thursday, April 29

10pm
Connect

 

Friday, April 30

10pm
Original Experience

Week 4: Personalized & Rare

We will conclude the experience by uncovering and modeling our own uniqueness and exploring the ways in which personalization is all about details and human connection.

Monday, May 3

Session 1: 9am
Session 2: 12am
Yoga

 

Tuesday, May 4

Session 1: 9am
Session 2: 12am
Workshop

 

Wednesday, May 5

3pm
Hotel Panel

 

Thursday, May 6

3pm
Closing Session

Register Now

Thank you for your interest, we have reached full capacity for this Virtual Retreat and thus cannot accommodate any more sign ups.

290 EUR per person
Limited space, deadline to apply is March 26
Participation requires full commitment beginning April 12 through May 6.

The full amount of your ticket will be donated to RockHouse Foundation to help transform the places and conditions in which Jamaican children learn.

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The Design Hotels Virtual Retreat has been awarded with the Skift IDEA Award 2020 for Virtual Innovation. 

The Skift IDEA Awards recognize strategies defining the future of travel through innovation and experiences across the consumer journey. 

For any questions about the Virtual Retreat

Contact us

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