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Flash Raffle 2019 #2: Win a Three-Night Stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA!

Flash Raffle 2019 Day 2: Win a 3-Night Stay with Meals in Santa Cruz from Benchmark Resorts!

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels will be joining us at Admin Bash 2019 — so be sure to say hi.

Bringing Ninjas together through events like Adminglings, Admin Bash, and now OfficeNinjas Con is a big part of what we do and love at OfficeNinjas. (We’ve produced over 70 events!) But organizing these experiences is no joke — it takes a lot of strategic planning, nimble collaboration, and a respectful acceptance of those inevitable panic-inducing surprises along the way.

No doubt, you’re nodding your head right now. It’s a scenario of which Ninjas are all too familiar. Coordinating company-wide gatherings and team activities is an exercise in organized chaos. And that’s not even including what it takes to ensure these events are productive and memorable!

So, when it comes to choosing a hotel, you want a partner who understands what’s at stake — and who can help pull off an unforgettable experience.

There’s a reason our Admin Week 2019 partner and today’s Flash Raffle host Benchmark Resorts & Hotels took top honors as Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand in the 2018 Stella Awards. Providing phenomenal experiences is what they do best.

We sat down with them to get the deets on how they make corporate event planning personal and do it with flawless collaboration.

Ninjas Ask Benchmark Resorts & Hotels 5 Big Questions

What differentiates Benchmark from other hotel brands?

All of our hotels have their own unique voice, inspired by the natural setting and local landmarks. We all carry one common theme: we genuinely love to serve our guests and be true partners in our communities.

Our guests enjoy transformational experiences (like rafting down Snake River at Snow King Resort in Jackson, WY, or adventuring through the mountains at Chaminade Resort & Spa’s on-site ropes course). We truly enjoy being the liaison between our guests and the local culture, and work with you to find activities that best match the personality and needs of your team.

Where are Benchmark properties located?

Ninjas work in a variety of fields, so we provide a variety of experiences. We have unique destinations in 19 states spanning the coast to the slopes (and offering a range of resources to match)!

When you choose your venue by experience, you’re able to hone in on what really matters to your team. Would an obstacle race on the waterfront bring your group together, or would they benefit more from a night of digital golf?

How much does it cost?

While this will vary depending on the location and length of your stay, one thing everyone at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has in common is a genuine desire to serve our guests. For example, at Chaminade Resort & Spa, we offer all-inclusive pricing.

That’s right: meals, accommodations, event space, AV, taxes, gratuities — the works. You won’t need to worry about that coffee-guzzling VP of Sales or the presentation that requires a little extra technical savvy. We’ll keep your team fueled and set up for success throughout their entire stay.

What size groups can you accommodate?

We work with groups as small as 10, and accommodate much larger groups as well. Our planning team will be here for you every step of the way to ensure your event runs smoothly, from strategy to execution.

Each of our meeting destinations offers unique programming and activities to keep your group engaged. We’ll help you lead company-wide exercises or smaller team-building competitions, explore unforgettable landmarks, or attend a skills class.

Do you offer special discounts for groups?

Yes! Just like our destinations, each location offers unique packages and ways to save on group experiences — as well as special perks to go along with them. Our hotel meeting experts are here to help you with this, too, and will work to find the best fit for your team AND your budget.

Exclusive Promo for Ninjas!

Admin Week is all about the win-win. That’s why our partner, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, has created a can’t-miss deal JUST for Ninjas. Check it out:

Benchmark’s Chaminade Resort & Spa is offering a team building event deal: book a team event with a minimum of 20 rooms per night for two nights and receive:

  • 50% off the resort fee
  • Two for one Signature Classics team building events
  • One per 50 comp rooms

To take advantage of this offer, email OfficeNinjas’s go-to Benchmark representative.

Flash Raffle 2019 Day 2, Hosted by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

Thanks to our Admin Week 2019 partner Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, three lucky Ninjas won a stay at the Chaminade Resort & Spa, a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz, California!

Pop over to the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels website to check out their stunning options. Then, let us know in the comments what you’d most like to do on a dream weekend getaway.


  1. I’d love to have some of the spa treatments especially the Antioxidant Body Wrap and Massage – 80 Minutes and one of the facials.

  2. I’d love to be able to just relax!

  3. Sounds like there are lots of options of luxury travel, relaxation and Fun!!

  4. A perfect mix of getaway: a well-appointed place to rest my head surrounded by nature, a little luxury. A fireplace, good food, fresh air, mountains, and ocean.

  5. Leave my laptop and my phone in the room and hit the pool!

  6. I enjoyed the website itself as it’s easy to maneuver and really shows off what they offer. I like the variety of properties and different styles of stays too.

  7. Great info to keep handy… esp. for small group options!

  8. This is an amazing option for corporate level events and travel. Thank you!

  9. duly noted for personal or work related travel !

  10. Oh to have a little getaway to read and relax!

  11. Never heard of them before now, but I definitely want to check them out!

  12. I’d love to have my first real vacation with my fiancé! We’d spend our time hiking and swimming.

  13. We all need a getaway sometimes!

  14. Fabulous ideas I can share with my for their travel. Thanks!

  15. This is a beautiful place! I would love to be able to check out the facilities and report back to my doctors for their annual retreats.

  16. Gratitude for this amazing share! Love it!

  17. It is impressive that they thought to incorporate the venue with the activities they offer. I also appreciate that they are all-inclusive. Usually AV is an added pricey expense and you deal with an outside vendor. Great job Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

  18. What an exciting getaway!

  19. Great to learn more about Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and awesome to know they have a location in Santa Cruz with an all-inclusive spa!

  20. Looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

  21. Looks fabulous! Will definitely consider for our next Sales QBR.

    1. Let us know how the Chaminade team can help Lindsey! We <3 taking care of sales teams!

  22. I’m relaxing just looking at the photos!!

  23. Would love to go on a Mother/Daughter trip to Santa Cruz for some much-needed relaxation!

    1. The views just might be my favorite part about working on property at Chaminade! Breathtaking!!

  24. Excited to share this opportunity with my fellow admins, and this service with my other events managers. This would be a great fit for some of our employee getaways that we plan each year!

    1. Thanks for sharing Katy! We so appreciate you spreading the word!

  25. The idea to have all-inclusive packaging is a good idea. However, for small startups, I wonder if the pricing with all inclusive items is worth the price.

    1. Would love to get you pricing info M Steph! We’re always happy to modify our package inclusions to make sure you aren’t paying for things you don’t need. We want to make our package work for you, not the other way around!

  26. What a great idea for corporate travel! Will definitely look at this more for our upcoming off-site retreat.

  27. Always like to hear new ideas!

  28. Definitely on my short list for locations!

    1. YAY!! Let us know what we can do to help the next time you’re on the hunt for a great location! We’re here to help!

  29. I would love to win this Resort Getaway raffle! It looks amazing!

    1. That’s the TRUTH!

      We’re so excited to be participating. Wish we could give EVERY ninja the R&R they deserve!

  30. Dream weekend getaway will include beach time, spa time, me time and wine time!

  31. I would take some me time – read a book, relax and put my feet up and soak in the sun.

  32. I’d finally take some much-deserved “me time” to rest, relax and experience the beautiful atmosphere around me!

  33. Put my feet up and warm up in the sunshine. They are going on my list of possibilities when I travel that direction.

  34. Would love to experience something like this first-hand! AND then come back and share with the team all the possibilities :)

  35. I’ve been to a lot of beautiful places but these photos make me think I NEED TO GO HERE, TOO!

  36. Beautiful venue!

  37. Would love to cruise on up to Santa Cruz! Looks amazing.

  38. Don’t think ever stayed in a Benchmark Resort but this looks like an absolutely fantastic introduction to the brand!

  39. This looks like a great location for a Strategic Planning meeting. It has the right balance of fun intertwined with a casual working atmosphere. The setting appears very relaxing but also intimate enough for meaningful collaboration and brainstorming.

  40. Very exciting that this is something being offered to us Admins!

  41. Beautiful location!

  42. Looks beautiful and wonderful to enjoy and relax!

    1. Yes! The Boardwalk is such a blast! Have you checked out the summer concert schedule yet? They just posted it a few weeks ago!

  43. All of these locations look beautiful! Just the thing for Administrative Professionals Day!!! A girl can dream, right?

  44. This visit would serve a double purpose for me: (1) serve as a site visit for future senior leadership off-sites; and (2) afford me an opportunity to experience the type of getaway I coordinate for many others. Thanks for this amazing offer!

    1. Fingers crossed for you Cheryl. I know the Chaminade team would love to have you visit!

  45. Dream weekend getaway? Sit by the pool slathered in Sunblock, drinking a margarita, reading a book next to the love of my life (of course my husband)…

  46. I would breathe. I’ve been holding my breath for the last two years.

  47. I would love to explore outside…. and maybe sleep in if I’m lucky :)

  48. This is exciting! Can’t wait to share.

  49. What a nice treat! Good luck, team!

  50. Seriously, it sounds like we could all use a little time away from technology and the demands that we deal with on a daily basis. There is goodness in having a solid change to reset and recharge.

    1. Absolutely, Anita! Recharging is SO important ⚡️Hoping you get some time for yourself this Admin Week!

  51. Hike and relax – enjoying the natural rhythm of nature and the ocean! What a great getaway place so close to the Bay Area for corporate retreats and meetings!

  52. Best of luck to all! Would love a getaway with my bf!

  53. Wonderful program the promotes great products such as Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, but most important, promoting Administrative Assistants.

    1. We <3 admins! The work you do each and every day is AMAZING!

  54. I would love to use this property for my next Executive Team QBR!

    1. Let us know how the Chami team can help Debbie! Would love to make you look like a super star and create the best QBR for you yet!

  55. Looks like an amazing resort. Would love to check it out.

  56. What a fun week and an awesome Raffle idea! Thanks to all the planners :)

  57. That is just wonderful! Thanks to the team for going all out.

  58. Love adventure and then relaxing!

  59. Any one of these getaways would be a dream come true! I haven’t been on a vacation since 2009 and being a single parent with a son in college, I don’t see one in my near feature!

    1. Fingers crossed for you Lisa! Would love to get you the pampering you deserve.

  60. I love how you guys incorporate appreciation with getting the word out about these products. I’ve been an EA for 30 years and am so happy to see that administrative professionals are being recognized for their contributions and of course, their buying power. Thank you for shining the light on us!!!!

    1. Right?! This is exactly why we love OfficeNinjas. We are so excited that they give us the chance to participate in bringing you all the recognition that you deserve!

  61. Looks fantastic! maybe a long weekend this summer!

  62. What would I most like to do on a dream weekend getaway? Relax poolside, schedule some spa time, and eat amazing food :)

  63. Is this an adult only resort? Please say yes, so I’m required to leave my two year old at home with Dada or Grandma. LOL

  64. What would I most like to do on a dream weekend getaway? Literally nothing! I’ve never had a vacation where we spent time just lounging :)

  65. I love learning about new places to recommend to my executives! It would be even better to experience it first-hand myself :)

  66. See, these are the little (BIG) things that make ninja-ing totally okay at the end of the day. Where’s the closest zip-line…?

    1. We’re so stoked to hear the love. Because you guys all deserve this kind of appreciation!

      If you’re a zip-line lover like I am – check out Mount Herman Adventures. 15 minutes from Chaminade and SO MUCH FUN. Also, Chaminade has a super fun ropes course onsite. Sans zip-line but all of the other adventurous fun!

  67. What an ideal location! Close enough to SF, yet far enough to feel like a getaway!

  68. My dream weekend getaway would include an ocean view, hiking, swimming, time to read, shop, and people watching. Thank you for being an APW sponsor.

  69. If only my non profit had more $$$!!!

    1. Don’t let $$ stand in your way! If your team is flexible with offsite dates we can always try to make something work. Team Chaminade has a number of non-profits that they work with each year!

  70. I’ve heard such great things about the Chaminade! I would love to check it out!

  71. The resort looks amazing! I would love to just relax and enjoy the view.

  72. All inclusive in Santa Cruz???? Sun, wine, surf, wine, beautiful views… WINE… that just sounds too good to be true!

    1. You’ve got to try the Alfaro Pinot Noir that’s always available onsite. Delish!

  73. A trip to California and Santa Cruz sounds great!

  74. I would LOVE to have some down time with sun and a good book!

  75. A relaxing stay in Santa Cruz would be a wonderful refresher!

  76. Charminade Resort & Spa looks like a little piece of Heaven!! That Chillaxin Master 3 day getaway has my name written all over it 🤗❤️

  77. Definitely putting this one in my pocket for the next team outing/offsite meeting.

  78. Ohh how pretty. A real vacation wish with no laptop or cell.

  79. On a getaway, I would mostly like to relax and enjoy the fresh outside atmosphere.

  80. Would love to visit and recommend to my bosses for their retreats!

  81. I would be so shocked to have a weekend away, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself! Explore and relax would be high on my list.

    1. Fingers crossed you get the opportunity to do just that, Casey! 🎉

  82. This looks beautiful and like a perfect place to get away and relax.

  83. I would like to do a easy hike, zip lining – try new things.

  84. This would be a great couples get away or staycation for a long weekend! I hope this is in my future it looks beautiful

  85. would be such a great place to have a team outing!

  86. Gorgeous property! I will keep it in mind for future travel.

  87. Would love to check it out and be able to recommend to others . . . love that it’s all-inclusive!

  88. These properties look amazing!

  89. Find a good book to get lost in and enjoy a nice escape from my kiddos!

  90. This resort looks amazing! Will be adding to my travel list!

  91. I haven’t used Benchmark in the past but look forward to trying to use them in my exec’s future travels!

  92. Beautiful! Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places.

  93. Santa Cruz is such a beautiful place, and I would love to check out these resorts!

  94. Cannot wait to relax and unwind at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

  95. A much needed getaway for me and my coworker EA! :-) Who wouldn’t want to be on top of a mountain sipping some wine and getting massages?!

    1. All day, everyday! Wine and massages. We love the way you think!

  96. I would love a few days in beautiful Santa Cruz! I’ve never been to California despite living on the West Coast for several years.

  97. Looks like a beautiful place and I am in dire need of a vacation!

  98. This working mama could use a getaway!

  99. Beautiful resort! Just the kind of place I’d like to be to relax, do a little walking, and eat, drink, and shop. Not necessarily in that order!

    1. Those things really work in any order 😂 Happy Admin Week, Jeana!

  100. I would relax, relax, relax! Preferably under the sun and next to water :)

  101. I’ve toured this hotel and it’s in a perfect location to host a meeting or plan an offsite meeting for one of your teams.

  102. This looks amazing! What every Ninja needs! Pick me!

  103. I love Santa Cruz! I’ve never heard of Benchmark Resort & Hotels. It would be great to check it out.

  104. I honestly would soak up some sun, take a nap and lay by the pool maybe even read a book!

  105. I would LOVE to ejoy a getaway at Chaminade. I would definitely book a brunch at the Sunset restaurant, head into Capitola to do a bit of shopping and have a cup of coffee. A visit to the spa is a must-do as well :)

  106. I would love to take just one or two or… trips to Ashby Confections!

    1. ASHBY! <3 that you know one of our fave local ladies! The tortoises….YUM

  107. Wonderful! I will share this with my team. Can’t wait!

  108. This is such a great venue! I love getting to Santa Cruz for events.

  109. This is such a great venue! I love getting to Santa Cruz for events.

  110. This is a hot area for meeting space these days. Would love to take a tour while I am there and check out the meeting space for future events!

  111. I would love to sit outside and enjoy catching up on some reading!

  112. I love to give my team different options!

  113. Love exploring new places, then sending my team for offsites or conferences

  114. Awesome! I am already checking out the Benchmark site for executive retreat ideas! (And personal vacay ;)

    1. So great! Be sure to check out Lake Arrowhead Resort in SoCal. One of my favorites!

  115. Such a gorgeous place! I’d love to go here and unwind. Thanks Office Ninjas!

  116. Love It!! Looks like an amazing place to relax!!

  117. I love Chaminade. I’ve only had a chance to attend a team event there but would love to stay overnight!

  118. As a working mom of two young kids, I would SLEEP, fuel my body with healthy food, exercise and meditate.

  119. I would RELAX! Enjoy some time at the beach and enjoy the yummy food that Santa Cruz has to offer! A girl can only dream!

  120. I love the “All Inclusive” options. Thank you Benchmark for offering this great Raffle! —-Sherry

  121. Very interested to learn more about this group. Seems to be worth a look for our quarterly and annual offsites.

    1. Lee S let me know how I can help! Here to be a helpful resource for you!

  122. Santa Cruz is a wonderful destination to get away. I have heard nothing but good things about this resort.

  123. What a beautiful property and location! Looks perfect for either a relaxing weekend or hosting an event.

  124. I love that they have all-inclusive options. I would spend a weekend by the pool reading a good book. Some unwind time is much needed.

  125. Stunning beauty all around! Oh, to be pampered, instead of doing the pampering!

  126. Santa Cruz, a view with a beach, and some R&R and what a perfect place for business and fun !

  127. To be honest….nothing!!! Well, maybe relax, and breathe…

  128. I love Santa Cruz! Can’t wait to check out a new space! ;)

  129. So awesome! I can totally see myself using this as we plan for our offsite next year!

  130. Wow what an amazing raffle prize! Count me in!

  131. I stayed at this property years ago. It is truly beautiful!

  132. Wow! What an amazing gift! I have never been to any resort, but have seen many photos. Such an amazing idea for a getaway. Thank you so very much for the recognition-I truly appreciate it! Good luck to everyone. (We are all winners, no matter what)

  133. On a getaway I’d put away my phone, leave my laptop at home and unwind with no to-do lists!

  134. I can see my self sitting fire side with a glass of wine in my hand and a look of ultimate relaxation on my face!!

  135. How exciting! Admins can definitely use a vacation ;)

  136. Wow this resort looks amazing!! Whoever wins this giveaway is going to enjoy it so much!

  137. I sure could use some rest and relaxation! Benchmark says they love to serve and I could use some serving up!

  138. Great resort with a great view! Easy team to work with for meeting planning, too. Woo hoo!

  139. This resort is so amazing. I love Santa Cruz. My son is in college at UC Santa Cruz. It would be perfect for a visit–I could see my son and also relax at a great hotel to take in the beauty of Santa Cruz!

  140. Sip a mimosa, relax and read a professional development book and not worry about anything exploding at work for an entire day!

  141. Looks amazing; would be a great place for a retreat!

  142. I’ve been to holiday events at the Chaminade and am always impressed. The resort is beautiful. I would love to experience staying a night or two!

  143. I would love to be able to take a trip like this – for work or play!

  144. This place looks like the perfect spot for our company offsite this year! I could use the R&R!

  145. Great info. Definitely gave me some ideas for future events.

  146. It would be perfect for a staff retreat!!

  147. This resort looks amazing! How fun would it be to explore Santa Cruz and take in all that the spa has to offer!

  148. On a dream getaway, I would most like to unplug fully!

  149. Looks like a great place for an executive meeting. And it just so happens I have one coming up in July that I need to plan!

    1. Let us know how we can help Brandy. We’d love to take care of your execs in July!

  150. The experiences sound so good, and glad to hear their is a price range of different options.

  151. Chillin out maxing, relaxing all cool, trying not to sunburn while I read next to the pool…

  152. A weekend getaway to relax and unwind sounds like a dream! I would love to enjoy the atmosphere and quite frankly not do anything! A logistics-free trip would be a perfect vacation :)

  153. RELAX AND REFOCUS – 2019 has started off with a bang… both parents passed within 45 days of each other and my husband underwent a kidney transplant a month ago.

  154. I’d take in the view & relax with a good book

  155. Fabulous location and always a relaxing experience!

  156. Quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle? Yes, please.

  157. Looks like a great place to stay to get away!

  158. Oooh now you have me daydreaming at work! I’d love to go so I don’t waste valuable work time in Santa Cruz dreamland ;)

  159. My dream weekend getaway would include poolside relaxing/networking.

  160. Sounds like a great place to take a relaxing vacation unplugged from the emails/phone calls/text messages!

  161. I’m going to be at this resort for a wedding in a couple weeks. I can’t wait!

  162. Worked with Chaminade for a team event a couple years ago and it was an awesome experience!

    1. Sounita! We thought working with you was awesome too! Can’t wait to have you back again soon.

  163. Chaminade Resort & Spa is amazing property. Would love to get back again.

  164. So smart to have an all inclusive option!

  165. I love a getaway, and if I can learn about properties that my company may be able to film with I can cross mutiple items off my list. I love to relax, to shut off and enjoy time away from my hectic office, but I never forget who I am and what I do.

  166. One must always make plans to getaway to reboot and refresh, even just for a night. It makes all the difference.

  167. My dream vacation would be at a pool, reading a book with no cell signal.

  168. I would love to just disconnect and relax by a pool. Take in some local food and enjoy the moment.

  169. A worry free getaway! Aah, that’s the dream!

  170. My organization has held retreats at the Chaminade (before my time) and loved it! I’d like to experience the wonderful service & location that my coworkers still talk about.

    1. Fingers crossed for you Korri! Would love to get you out to Chaminade!

  171. I could use a RRR moment, too much going on…I can Release, Relax and Revive my mind, body and soul!!!

  172. This is awesome! Definitely adding it to the list.

  173. One word: All-Inclusive!! That’s amazing, and Santa Cruz is lovely this time of year. Keeping fingers crossed that I win. ;)

  174. I would take long walks, naps, and lounge by a pool…..that would be paradise to me!

  175. I would love a weekend getaway at the Chaminade!

  176. The perfect environment to relax and enjoy the beauty of mother nature at it’s finest. At the same time, participate in some awesome outdoor opportunities that push and challenge the limitations we often times set for ourselves. This trip would create balance where needed in my world!

    1. Sounds like a plan, Cheryl! Fingers crossed for you 🤞

  177. This sounds wonderful! Who wouldn’t want time to learn in, relax in and just enjoy a place like this!

  178. I love AIs …relaxing and wildly entertaining!

  179. I am ready for a getaway! Would love to do some filming and marketing to promote their brand if I win!

  180. Love this! Putting it on our list for retreat ideas now

  181. Looks like an amazing location and experience for our next leadership retreat.

  182. This sounds like an amazing getaway!

  183. Benchmark is a great company – one of my favorite bosses of all times works for them now and they are a great supporter of the EA community.
    I am staying at their San Antonio Riverwalk property in September and am looking forward to experiencing their hospitality.

    1. Thanks for the love Ivona! So jealous that you’ll be out at Hotel Contessa soon. Such a great spot! Let’s connect so I can make sure the team knows when you’re coming!

  184. Some of my stress was relieved just reading this! Yes, I would love to win this raffle and then bring back my amazing experience as a possible meeting place for future events.

  185. You guys rock when it come to appreciating us!! This would be a well deserved getaway for one of these NINJAS.

  186. Sounds like something I personally need right now!!

  187. so cool! this is why ON rocks! you make admin pro week truly something to smile about. TY!

  188. In a dream getaway I would like to forget about my life at home for a bit and just enjoy the moment.

  189. Great timing! I’ve been looking for an offsite location for our summer Sales Meeting

    1. We’re here to help! Excited to chat summer, sales and fun with you!

  190. I would love to get away to one of the beach destinations, sit in a chair all day with a drink, and just take a nap!

  191. I would love to take a vacation and relax, eat some amazing food, dance, and enjoy time with my favorite guy.

  192. What a beautiful and memorable venue. Oh, what memories I could make relaxing and rejuvenating here.

  193. Would love to do a food experience in a location I have never been.

  194. This looks like an amazing place to relax and do things I would not normally do. It looks like a great place for team building.

  195. I would unplug and take time to relax and enjoy solitude.

  196. This would be an amazing time to relax and also do something fun that I normally would not get to do.

  197. This is such an awesome trip package! I am grateful that there are so many companies out there that are willing to donate such awesome prizes for Admin Week.

  198. A dream weekend getaway would include, a quiet place to sit back relax and watch the sun come up over the water.

  199. I hadn’t heard of this property company, I’m adding it to my list when I search properties for our quarterly Sr. Leadership offsite meetings. Thank you!

  200. Looks like great venues. It would be a fun place for a family to unwind and relax as well.

  201. I’d spend time on the patio relaxing and exploring the area since I’ve never been to CA.

  202. Always looking for new resources for corporate travel. This is great! Thank you!

  203. I don’t think there is a place close to me but it will give me a reason to take a trip!

    1. Marieebee let us know where you’re located. We can keep you updated on new properties as they come up! We’ve added 5 new locations in the last 3 months and are always adding to the portfolio.

  204. Turtle Bay in Oahu! Just chillin by the water, drink in hand and the whole week ahead of me of doing nothing!

  205. It’s always good to learn about new places to hold meetings where the staff is helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing.

    1. A great place for you AND your team 😍 Happy Admin Week, Sandra!

  206. Would love to get my company to travel to a destination company offsite!

  207. This looks so relaxing! Exactly what I need right now 😊

  208. I would want to spend some quality time with my husband, relax, and spend some time out doors!

  209. Looks beautiful. Would enjoy the relaxation and getting outside.

  210. Not only is it a beautiful getaway. I’ve held successful team offsites there years ago with very large groups. The meeting rooms, accommodations, and meal plans were wonderful and coordination was easy.

  211. Loved reading all about the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. The Chaminade Resort looks like an incredible place to recharge and rejuvenate. Would love to be able to unwind mentally and physically for a bit from a huge amount of stress that I have right now. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this raffle!

    1. Thank YOU for every thing you do, Caryn! Fingers crossed for you 🤞

  212. This looks like a perfect weekend getaway!

  213. Looks and sounds wonderful. Would love to give it a try.

  214. Looks beautiful & I would love to stay here!

  215. I think I can hear the collective gasp at how beautiful the resort in Santa Cruz is!

  216. What an awesome idea! Already told my boss about it and it’s going on our company dream board.

  217. This has been on my travel “wish list” for years!

  218. I would like to enjoy a vacation instead of working during it plus since we are about to have a baby it might be a nice babymoon.

  219. This has been on my “want to visit” list for years!

  220. Never been to Santa Cruz, this resort look beautiful. Seems like a perfect way to unplug from work and recharge. I couldn’t think of a better way to relax. After a lovely vacation getting back to work will be wonderful. you’ll have a clear mind to and a clear look on your upcoming work.

    1. It’s amazing what a little break can do! Thanks for being a part of our community, Kaytlin!

  221. Very nice venue. Glad to have learned about them through ON! I’m always looking for somewhere new to host my team.

  222. I’d like to rest and relax!

  223. All inclusive is an awesome idea!!

  224. I love to relax, not look at the calendar or plan anything, Just enjoy my surroundings.

  225. Santa Cruz sounds perfect to me!

  226. This would be a wonderful trip and R & R is always good to break up the routine.

  227. Okay, it’s super cool she has a side hustle as a baker, like me! Woot woot!

  228. Relax with the fam!

  229. Looks absolutely amazing! Thank you Benchmark Resorts & Hotels for getaway.

  230. Chaminade, Santa Cruz looks like a relaxing retreat! I look forward to a visit!

  231. Pick me, pick me! I would LOVE to experience Benchmark in Santa Cruz, CA!!

  232. What a great concept of locations based on the type of experience the customer desires!

  233. River rafting sounds amazing but just a get away in general–count me in!

  234. Love that Office Ninja does these giveaways. This one looks amazing!!

  235. That abaccus bed is awesome… I am “a Baccus” you know. LOL!! Best of Luck to all of those who enter. What a fun prize!

  236. This looks like an amazing getaway to spend with my husband. :)

  237. Can you say retreat? Refresh, yes! I love that it’s all inclusive too!

  238. I would love to just unplug and relax with some serious me time. Working full time, and being a single mom sometimes I forget to take care of myself. Or even more honestly I don’t because I am so busy putting my son first or peoples needs at work I put myself to the back.

    1. It’s a problem with you Ninjas — you think of yourself last. Hoping you can find some time for yourself this week, Nicole 💛 You deserve it!

  239. Always up for a new place for teambuilding events

  240. Sounds incredible! I have a group to recommend this space to for a biannual retreat.

  241. I would love to go see my Grandkids and then relax as I have been working on home construction.

  242. The Meditation Nook is an interesting add-on to the suites. I’d love to use that!

  243. How pretty! Looks like a great place to build a team.

  244. Looks like the perfect way to recharge one’s batteries. :) The rooms look fantastic! Great idea to have an all inclusive package for a meeting. Makes the planning very simple.

  245. Looks amazing! Would love to explore somewhere new!

  246. Ahhhh we’re planning FOUR major fundraising events right now and I could use a break!

    1. Whew! You DO deserve a break! We’re rooting for you and hope the fundraisers bring in more $$ than ever before!

  247. Oh wow! I’d get in a lot of relaxation…but I also would need to check out the craft beer, and go on a hike!!

  248. So great to know more about this and the services that are offered! Will definitely be reaching out!

  249. I would love to sit back with a book and relax. Breathe!

  250. A dream weekend getaway would land me someplace warm and sunny…perfect for being outdoors and exploring!

  251. This looks beautiful. I wish I could convince our Exec Team to take a little team building retreat here!

  252. Terrific resort for an offsite. Love Chaminade! Great location and beautiful property.

  253. Love Chaminade! Great location and beautiful property.

  254. So would use this to come to Admingling next year!

  255. Besides chilling, I would love to explore the area and possibly determine if it’s a viable location to bring our board of directors’ meeting.

  256. Beautiful resorts – good to know there is a location near Chicago!

    1. Eaglewood is so great! Night golf, bowling onsite…and the food….!!!!! SO good!

  257. I would most like most to practice a little R&R that everyone talks about. :-) As ninja’s ourselves that’s difficult to do, even though we highly suggest it to others. :-)

  258. Love that this is not only perfect for a personal getaway but great for team building events and corporate groups too.

  259. Putting this resort on the short list! Sounds amazing!

  260. It’s always nice to find new properties to hold our meetings!

  261. Seriously – how cool is that bed? Thanks for the giveaway, Benchmark!

  262. ack! sign me up!

  263. Something to actually make me take a vacation! Sign me up!

  264. Amazing idea for next team outing. Love the idea of ALL inclusive. I can’t wait to plan our next team event. I will definitely be saving this one in the EA Book of Knowledge.

    1. This EA Book of Knowledge sounds SOOO valuable! What other nuggets do you keep in there? ;)

  265. Love the all-inclusive pricing for conferences. Makes it so much easier!

  266. Looks like a great place to read a good book and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

  267. Not only would it be a relaxing trip, but I’d get the rare chance to visit with my best friend who lives just outside of Santa Cruz! Talk about a refresh from work!

  268. Looks absolutely amazing. Would be perfect for my upcoming wedding anniversary. I’d probably spend a whole day just exploring the resort!

  269. I would love to have some time with my hubby without the kids. We could use a reconnect and today is our 14th wedding anniversary.

  270. 3-nights in Chaminade? That will be heaven! The breeze, deers, the hikes and the landscape scenery! Precious!

  271. Sleep! Uninterrupted, peaceful sleep…followed by some adult beverages soaking up the sun possibly a swim!

  272. Oh to relax … what a lovely thought! I’m in!

  273. The Meditation Nook on the suites is such a great idea!

  274. I love the idea that cater to what is around the local area. My sister and I always take a yearly vacation, might be checking this resort out. Looks amazing.

  275. What a great location for an executive retreat. I’ll have to do a site visit!

  276. Enjoy myself and relax.

  277. I would love to reconnect with myself with much needed self-care. It looks like a great place to have mini-adventures and to forget about the stresses of work!

  278. Great idea of having these hotels in places where folks can do activities and it being all inclusive. Would be a great place for a team building event.

  279. I would love to just sit back, relax, and rest! It would be so blissful! :)

  280. An opportunity to escape and relax!

  281. Happy Admin Week! This looks like a great option for corporate travel!

  282. This sounds like a wonderful site.
    Relaxing & peaceful, away from home & work; time to chill – just about anything about vacation is the best!

  283. I didn’t have a getaway for my honeymoon two years ago. This would be much needed! Sounds like an awesome stay.

  284. I love to explore new places. We love to try new food, see museums, and just walk and explore the area.

  285. I would like to relax and take in the sites, sounds, and beauty of the resort.

  286. Love the idea of winning a relaxing stay, looks like a great place to stay!

  287. The properties are all gorgeous. I would love to explore somewhere new like San Antonio, TX.

  288. Would love to spend time at the Snake River location and get out of the city to relax!

  289. So excited to see so many Ninjas tomorrow in SF!

  290. I would most like to relax, breath, and decompress – but also reflect on the blessing of being alive, as well as being able to do what I love as a career, which is Executive Administrative support.

    1. Sounds like the perfect plan, Rhonda 💛 It’s important to reflect on what’s important. Thanks for being admazing!

  291. I’ve always wanted to go to San Antonio…its definitely a bucket list item! And the Benchmark Resort there looks amazing!

  292. Cave! Beach! Zipline! Beach! Sunset & wine! Beach! :-)

  293. With a dream weekend getaway, I would unplug, unwind and relax. No running, no juggling, just me, a book and a pool! :)

  294. Interesting. I’ve never heard of this type of hotel service. Very nice of them to be all inclusive and to sponsor adventures activities. I love this idea. I’m all in.

  295. I’d love be to know more about the are for a get away.

  296. With usually only taking time off to make sure a kid gets to the Dr., this would be a welcome break.

  297. Rejuvenate and restore balance. I’ve helped lead an organization from 2 to 16.

  298. What a wonderful way to honor those who help others to shine in their professions

  299. I would just cherish the opportunity to unplug for a bit!! I can’t imagine how nice it would be to take time just for myself.

  300. A vacation…. that would be awesome!

  301. The article was interesting in that in told me things about the hotel/chain that I did not know before. I’m always glad to find companies with women that support women.

  302. Wow, this looks like absolute heaven on a rainy Tuesday in Boston!

  303. This sounds like such a great vacation to win. After three months of planning a college president inauguration and then going right into planning commencement, I am going to need a break. This sounds like the perfect getaway.

  304. I would love to enjoy some outdoor activities and RELAX!

  305. I would love to enjoy some outdoor activities and RELAX!

  306. A Task book? I thought I was the only one with them! Love it. I even have a duplicate so that I can leave one at work and take one home with me as my job is round the clock! Glad to know there are others out there. Keep up the great work, you rock!!!

  307. A relaxing trip is exactly what I need!

  308. Good luck everyone! Love Santa Cruz!

  309. Properties look beautiful! I need to look into further and plan a girls weekend!

  310. Love vacations! Especially unique experiences. What a great prize this will be for the lucky winners.

  311. This trip would certainly scratch the “Spring Fever” itch I’ve got going on. :)

  312. Looks like the perfect place to turn off my phone, read my book and relax!

  313. A quick get a way would be a blessing. And this place looks amazing!!

  314. Chaminade is beautiful, it’s been a long time since I’ve been a guest there.

  315. I think I just might look into this for a little girls weekend!!

  316. My dream weekend getaway consists of doing as little as possible! All I need is a beach or a pool and good food!

  317. I love the all-inclusive options! Talk about great-sounding adventures! Forget work! I’m taking my family!!

  318. Awesome understanding of what it takes to have a successful event!

  319. I’ve heard so many good things about Chaminade Resort & Spa, I’d live to be able to visit myself!

  320. My favorite thing to do on vacations is trying local cuisine! I really like traveling.

  321. My favorite thing to do on vacations is trying local cuisine!

  322. Such a beautiful location for an offsite. I’d better check it out for a few days first, you know, in the interest of science. *wink*

    1. Exactly Debbie! Can’t let ’em go without testing it first 😉

  323. Looks like a great place to stay!

  324. I’d love to see my company do a retreat like this! I’ve never heard of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, and they truly look amazing!

  325. Definitely going on the list for future destination meeting sites!

  326. I’ve never been to California, what a great opportunity to go.

  327. Absolutely gorgeous resort! I love the modern look!

  328. with our lives speeding and every day busy busy schedules, we all need some time to just… stop and take a breath :) this looks like a perfect spot to do that!

  329. As an admin in charge of travel, I am excited to learn about this

  330. All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

  331. What a great idea and it is all-inclusive! Will definitely share with the team.

  332. I hope I get the opportunity to win this trip for me and my husband. We never took a vacation before and will truly enjoy this before the baby comes!

  333. I would love to catch up on some sleep, then find some fun activities nearby (hiking, rafting, wine tasting) and check out the local music scene.

  334. It looks like a beautiful place. I’d love to see it!

  335. I would love to enjoy an all inclusive stay and take in the scenery!

  336. What an amazing place to relax and rejuvenate after a crazy school year!

  337. I always enjoy exploring the area by hiking, walking, visiting museums and gardens. The Santa Cruz Benchmark resort is near the Grateful Dead archive – I’m totally there.

  338. I would relax at ANY of these gorgeous. properties!!! Spa day, maybe a hike or a wine tour (depending on location). They are all beautiful.

  339. Looks like a great place to visit to relax and recoup.

  340. Best destination in Santa Cruz! Look forward to visiting soon!

  341. I would shut my phone OFF and enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation! Perhaps get a spa treatment, talk a walk/hike, eat some delicious healthy foods and just enjoy the time alone to re-center myself.

    1. Great idea, Melissa. Here’s hoping you get that opportunity!

  342. I’d probably go just to be alone! Nice, peaceful, relaxing alone time :)

  343. Exactly what I need!

  344. I’d love the chance to experience your resort! The luxury amenities look like perfect way to relax and unwind!

  345. A beautiful hotel in a gorgeous location. Sounds like R&R to me!

  346. I will bring a book and park myself at the pool (right after some quality time in the spa) :)

  347. Did not know there was a Benchmark property close. Will definitely put it on the retreat list!

  348. I would love to be able to read and enjoy an ocean view if I had the chance to go on this getaway .

  349. Such a beautiful place!! This admin would love the opportunity to visit!!

  350. I’ve never been to California! I can’t wait to see if I won! Happy Admin Week!

  351. I’d love a day at the spa!!! I could really use a little unwind time.

  352. I would love to win – this looks beautiful! Plus, my mom and sister live very close to Santa Cruz, CA. Please pick me!

  353. Can’t wait to explore what the resort has to offer my executive team.

  354. It’s been a rough year for me and a small getaway is just what I need!

  355. I’d leave the work phone at home and park myself in front of the closest pool or beach!!

  356. This would be an amazing getaway after a crappy Buffalo winter!

  357. I would love a quick getaway!

  358. On a dream getaway, I would enjoy their luxurious spa and visit the winery.

  359. I would soak up all that time relaxing and just enjoying some time off and well deserved me time

  360. I just want a peaceful relaxing getaway!

  361. This looks like a fantastic prize! It would be great to have a chance to try this group!

  362. Thank you for spoiling an OfficeNinja All Star and a few more Awesome ninjas!

  363. Are there any locations that could host close to 100? These spots look amazing :)

  364. Looks like such a wonderful place to stay!

  365. I love that they offer all-inclusive! Great option for incentive travel within the US.

  366. Love it! Can’t wait to share.

    1. Relaxation. Here I come! I love that each hotel has its own natural or landmark theme.

  367. Amazing idea for corporate travel! Love it and will share with my team!

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