The World's Most Luxurious Executive Retreats: Where Leaders Go to Recharge

Image Credit: Shiloh Estate, The Reiimagine Collection

Ladies and gentlemen, avert your eyes from the endless spreadsheets, hit pause on that keynote presentation, and lend us your finely tuned ears. As industry titans, we understand your daily agenda might rival the complexity of quantum physics. But even the most relentless high-achievers need to take a breather—preferably somewhere opulent, exclusive, and ideally, nowhere near a conference room.

Yet, it's not just about taking a break; it's about choosing the right environment to do so. A place where your usual day-to-day distractions are replaced with tranquility, allowing for clarity of thought and energy replenishment. A getaway with locally-sourced, indulgent meals prepared by renowned chefs—as excellent cuisine in the overall experience cannot be overstated. A resort that offers an opportunity to reconnect with oneself, away from the relentless demands of leadership. And, of course, a haven with a selection of bespoke, personalized activities that resonate with your interests.

This is EXEC’s meticulously curated list of the world’s most luxurious retreats, where the world's top leaders go to recharge, reflect, and perhaps even revel a little. These destinations embody the adage 'work hard, play hard,' offering you an opportunity to swap the boardroom for breathtaking vistas, high-pressure meetings for high-end spa treatments, and daily routines for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

By leveraging EXEC, you and your team can gain access to incredible benefits, with a wide gamut of options to choose from—appealing to today’s diverse workforce.

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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa — Porches, Portugal

EXEC Members receive discounted nightly rates & EXEC Experience amenities.

Known for bespoke bliss, this retreat celebrates Portugal’s finest while immersing guests in pampered bliss. At Vila Vita Parc, executives can enjoy the following luxurious amenities:

  • Sequestered private villas and apartments featuring: 
    • Multi bed and bathrooms
    • Ocean-view terraces
    • Private infinity pools
    • Separate exclusive entrance
    • Full-range kitchen
    • Private 2-car parkingOcean Restaurant — a gourmet Michelin Experience of Portuguese cuisine
  • Aladdin Grill Restaurant — Moroccan-Arabian-inspired cuisine
  • Mizu Teppanyaki — contemporary Japanese cuisine
  • Wine Cellar — home to the biggest private wine collection in Portugal
  • Algarve Golf Courses
  • Private Cruise on Vila Vita Yachts
  • Snorkeling and Diving at the Ocean Revival Underwater Park
  • Test your driving skills at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Racing School
  • Zipline across two countries on the first cross-border zip line in the world between Spain and Portugal
  • Vila Vita Spa by Sisley Paris featuring:
    • Ghariene treatment beds
    • Private aerial yoga, power yoga, pilates, and chakra meditation sessions
    • HYPOXI® Studio

The Chedi Lustica Bay — Montenegro

EXEC Members receive discounted nightly rates and EXEC Experience amenities.

Situated between the Adriatic Sea and the rocky mountains of the Montenegrin coast, this resort is an excellent getaway from the hectic demands of reality. A member of The Leading Hotels of The World, The Chedi Lustica Bay will leave you relaxed and inspired with these amenities:

  • Deluxe Suites and a Penthouse featuring:
    • Multi bed and bathrooms
    • Calcutta marble countertops
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Private sea-view terrace with sunbeds
    • Acqua di Parma toiletries
    • Hansgrohe rain shower and Laufen bath
  • The Restaurant — Montenegrin cuisine
  • The Rok Beach Bar & Lounge — alfresco dining, sunset views, and moonlight events
  • Asian-inspired Chedi Luštica Bay Spa
  • Biking tours through Montenegro
  • Kayaking Traste Bay
  • Quadrunner tours through Lustica’s nature preserve
  • Birdwatching — 66% of all European bird species have been witnessed in the Adriatic Flyway

Banyan Tree Lijiang — Lijiang, China

EXEC Members receive discounted nightly rates and EXEC Experience amenities.

For those who genuinely appreciate history and authentic architecture, this is the resort for you. Perched at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a Chinese gem you’ll never forget. The Banyan Tree Lijiang will impress even the most discerning globetrotter with these amenities:

  • Mountain View Villas featuring:
    • Multi bed and bathrooms
    • Private plunge pool
    • Private courtyard
  • Bai Yun — A Chinese feast
  • Ming Yue — Yunnan cuisine
  • Wen Hai Bar — cocktail bar with afternoon tea
  • Destination Dining — moonlight pagoda dining
  • Naxi Bonfire Dancing
  • Dongba calligraphy lessons
  • Personalized 3-Day Lijiang itinerary

Shiloh Estate, The Reiimagine Collection — Anguilla

EXEC Members receive perks and VIP amenities.

For those looking to stay close to the US borders, the stunning Shiloh Estate is idyllically set on the desirable West End of the island. This 4,800-square-foot mansion is part of The Reiimagine Collection. It serves as the perfect destination for a private family getaway, loaded with luxurious amenities and services, including:

  • Boat transfer for St. Maarten arrivals and personal SUV pick up to the Estate
  • Four bedrooms, each with an ensuite marble bath and rain shower
  • Floor-to-ceiling balcony doors
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Infinity pool and patio
  • Roche Bobois and Restoration Hardware furnishings
  • Concierge service for all reservation and planning needs
  • Housekeeping, personal chef, and grocery service
  • 4-seater golf cart and one double garage
  • Steps from Rendezvous Bay and a signature Greg Norman course
  • Private yoga instructor

Luttrellstown Castle Resort — Dublin, Ireland

EXEC Members receive discounted rates on select activities.

Transporting executives into a realm of regal opulence, this private 567-acre estate is nestled just outside the vibrant city of Dublin, Ireland. Combining history and luxury, this 15th-century castle’s majestic architecture and stunning interior strike a perfect balance between grandeur and comfort. Regal enough for David Beckham to host his wedding here, escape the relentless demands of reality and experience royalty with these amenities:

  • 20 Individually-designed Castle Rooms
  • Complimentary fully-loaded pantry
  • Championship golf course
  • Alpine-lodge style clubhouse
  • 20-acre Liffey-fed Lake for fishing
  • Falconry
  • Archery classes
  • The Woodland Walk
  • In-castle catering and Afternoon Teas
  • Rugged Lane — Irish cuisine

Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa — Greece

EXEC Members receive discounted nightly rates.

This is Europe’s first Banyan Tree property, a luxe resort perched on the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. A stunning fusion of Greek hospitality and Asian influence, Angsana Corfu is the perfect retreat for foodies, history savants, and those needing a sunkissed tan. Experience Grecian bliss through these stunning amenities:

  • Ionian Sea Villas featuring:
    • Multi bed and bathrooms
    • Private infinity pool
    • Private terrace
  • Vertigo Sky Bar — the highest rooftop lounge in Corfu
  • Ruen Romsai — Italian cuisine
  • Oribu — Asian, Japanese, and Korean cuisine
  • Sofrito — Mediterranean cuisine
  • Kumquat Mixology Workshop
  • Sound Healing Workshop
  • Olive Oil Tasting with Olithea
  • Corfu’s Golf Club

Final Thoughts

And there you have it — a glimpse into the world’s most luxurious retreats that seamlessly blend the calmness of nature, the indulgence of exquisite cuisine, the renewal of holistic wellness, and the thrill of adventure.

Each unique destination provides an unparalleled opportunity to recharge, reflect, and return to your role with renewed energy, clarity, and perspective. As an EXEC Member, you’ll receive exclusive benefits and discounts, upgrading your much-needed getaways to the fullest extent.