SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 13, 2012 12:44 ET

Georgia Corporate Retreats Just Got a Whole Lot More Exciting

Build Team Spirit With Culinary and Spa Breaks

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - Hosting a corporate retreat in Georgia and looking for a new way to inspire and reward your colleagues? The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection is offering two unique opportunities that will have your team forgetting they're actually working.

If you've got a group dining event planned at this Georgia spa resort, consider adding on a culinary team-building break. To encourage collaboration and cooperation, team members will participate in an interactive cooking demonstration, led by one of the resort's head chefs. Teams, consisting of five or six members, are each responsible for part of the meal's preparation, and will enjoy their completed culinary creation at the end of the exercise. Looking to inspire a little healthy competition? Teams can participate in a cook-off, working with a "secret ingredient" to create their own dishes. A winning dish will be picked by the judges (a CEO, manager, etc), and the resort's kitchen will provide side dishes and dessert to supplement the team-created entrees. Prices for the culinary team-building breaks start at $55 per person.

The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection, home to the award-winning Spa Prunifolia, is also offering a relaxing take on the traditional coffee break. With the Spa-Sation Georgia resort packages, teams can indulge in morning, afternoon, or all-day breaks. The Trillium Morning Break includes chair massages and a spread of healthy and delicious fare, including assorted smoothies, berry parfaits, housemade pecan granola and organic yogurt martinis, bagels, and a selection of coffee, juices, and teas. For a midday pick-me-up, the Loblolly Afternoon Break includes chair massages and light snacks including organic veggies and dip; nuts and yogurt pretzels, hummus and pita chips, seasonal organic fruits, coffee, teas, and refreshing beverages such as mint lemonade. Morning and afternoon breaks require 25 to 50 people and cost $20 per person; the all-day break, including chair massages, the Trillium Morning Break, and the Loblolly Afternoon Break, requires 50 to 100 people and costs $36 per person.

To get help with your Pine Mountain event planning, contact The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection, or visit the hotel's website at

About The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection
Surrounded by the 13,000-acre Callaway Gardens, The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection blends the beauty of nature with the modern amenities and superior service you expect from a resort. The rooms and suites at this luxury property include balconies with stunning views of the landscape and surrounding forest; plush bedding; complimentary high-speed Internet access; premium cable; and spa-like bathrooms. Delectable dining options are just steps away at both the Piedmont Restaurant and Ironwood Grill, while the award-winning Spa Prunifolia offers another way to indulge, with a menu of organic treatments. This Georgia resort's location is ideal for outdoor adventure, with a jogging trail, tennis, and the Robin Lake Beach, plus an onsite fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and whirlpool. Those looking to work on their swing can find two courses at the Callaway Gardens Golf Club. The resort is also home to the world's first LEED-certified conference center, and offers 22,000 sq ft of event space, ideal for meetings, weddings, and other celebrations. Whether you're here for work or fun -- or both -- the resort is convenient to shopping, dining, and attractions, including Wild Animal Safari, the Little White House, and the FDR State Park.

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