It’s nice to combine a vacation with business travel. Millennials have successfully ushered in changes to the corporate world including “bleisure.” Bleisure means participating in leisure activities during corporate trips.

For entrepreneurs and company owners, bleisure makes sense since they foot their bills. It’s different when a company foots their employees’ travel expenses.

As an employee, the purpose of the trip must remain a priority. Even when an employer doesn’t state it outright, they expect a return on their investment.

Sometimes a corporate trip takes you to a fun destination such as the coast or mountains. Hotels in these areas capitalize on corporate dollars. They provide amenities that highlight activities unique to the area and those expected by executives.

Thus, some hotels double as places where travelers can have fun and experience some adventure.

Adventurous business travelers will love these fun hotels.

1. Tourists

If your corporate trip takes you to Massachusetts, check out Tourists in the Berkshire Hills.  A mountain lodge motel, guests enjoy access to the Hoosic River. If you consider yourself adventurous, you can cross it over the suspension bridge.

Some rooms have decks with spectacular views. You can also lounge around on-site too at the hotel bar, restaurant, or pool.

2. Dunton Hot Springs

Telluride, Colorado, is known for its spectacular skiing opportunities in the winter. Since its resorts offer the best of luxury, the area attracts executives on business trips too.

If your trip takes you to the Rocky Mountains, outdoor adventurers will enjoy staying at the Dunton Hot Springs.

The owners re-fashioned the hotel into an upscale boutique cabin. Perfect for corporate retreats, guests receive access to luxurious springs, views of the San Joaquin Mountains, and hiking trails.

When stays that last more than a weekend, consider renting executive suites. The fully furnished short-term rentals provide private accommodations for corporate retreats and business meetings in beautiful settings.

For example, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is another city that continues to receive corporate travelers and executives, even though it’s out of the way. If you travel to The Hole and look toward adventure, consider staying at the Caldera House in the Towering Tetons.

3. The Standard Hotels

Others define fun and adventure differently. They prefer indoor activities that provide fun and adventure.

The Standard Hotels have properties in New York City, Miami, and Hollywood. Guests can expect to enjoy lounging poolside, sleeping on Egyptian sheets, and 24-hour room service.

Most properties hold brunch on Sundays, Happy Hour throughout the week, and intimate concerts on select days.

CitizenM is another chain of luxury boutique hotels that have several locations and provide a unique experience.

4. Hotel des Arts

San Francisco, California, has no shortage of unique hotel options. Among them is Hotel des Arts. Artists designed each room. If you appreciate art, this option is up your alley.

Amenities include a breakfast lounge, a prime location near Union Square, and room service ordering through an app.

Situated in the French Quarter, you remain on campus and enjoy the art. Guests can also explore the area and visit the cafes, galleries, and restaurants.


Those searching for high-tech amenities can stay at ACME when they head to Chicago, Illinois. A boutique hotel that caters to business travelers, the accommodations sit in the heart of Chicago.

If you don’t have time for outdoor adventures, you can enjoy several on-site amenities. They include an organic bakery, bar, and fitness center. Thus, guests can mingle with each other.

6. Loft523

New Orleans, Louisiana, is known for its street celebrations. When business brings you to NOLA, the adventure starts at Loft523.

The rooms resemble lofts and the amenities include spa-like baths, a nightclub, and room service.

Adventures begin at the nightclub. Then, they continue at the French Quarter and upriver attractions.

Plus, Loft523 is within reasonable walking distance of the Superdome, Lafayette Square, and Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

7. Surf Lodge Montauk

Upstate New York receives its fair share of corporate retreats. In this area, adventures can stay at the Surf Lodge Montauk for coastal fun.

Situated near the Hamptons, this is where people go to see and be seen. Enjoy the outdoor bar, where the property hosts Happy Hour, concerts, and music spun by DJs.


If you can turn your next corporate trip into bleisure, the adventure begins with your accommodations. Outdoor enthusiasts who travel to the mountains and coast will find plenty of hotels that capitalize on their surroundings. Indoor enthusiasts can enjoy modern hotels that provide innovative amenities.