I never thought I’d be listing Nagambie as a destination for a corporate event in the previous years. But the truth is over the past decade, Nagambie, Mitchelton and the Goulburn have reinvented themselves as the hot, Australian country getaway which isn’t even an hour out of Melbourne.

This was further reinforced over the past year when the new Mitchelton Hotel in Nagambie was opened by the MGallery by Sofitel. Overlooking the grapevines and not 5 minutes from the town centre, the Mitchelton Hotel is intended to be the extremely small country town’s first look into luxury travel. But similarly, the MGallery has played right into the hands of businesses wishing to treat their customers to product launches and many others who wish to hold corporate events away from the big smoke.

Brands such as BMW have graced the halls of the relatively new hotel since it’s initial opening, with the wide and empty country roads making for the perfect playground for drive days and product launches. But the landscape aside, the hotel itself is especially gorgeous.

The interior of all rooms at The Mitchelton Hotel is laced with dark marble and wood, bringing combining an urban style of the country which makes you feel extremely comfortable at all hours of the day. Fireplaces and modern architecture litter the halls of the luxury hotel which by the way also features its own art gallery.

The hotel plays into the area’s reputation for fresh produce and wine with a unique dining experience sitting atop a contemporary designed spire to give you 360-degree views of the estate. The Mitchelton Hotel also features a very large infinity pool overlooking a lake which sits on the property.

The hotel features three sorts of rooms, the Superior Room, Deluxe Room and Deluxe Room with a river view. But all three are extremely spacious, with all featuring 33SQM and the only difference between them being the outlook you wake up to each morning.

The Mitchelton Hotel also features a renowned day spa which self-professes to be the “ideal place to unwind in the tranquil confines of nature’s surrounds.”

With Nagambie today being tipped as the next destination for food and wine lovers alike, and long-distance travel still in question over the short term. It might not be the worst thing to consider regional Victoria as the destination for your next corporate retreat, or even just any retreat in general.