27 October 2016
Unique Hospitality Ideas for 2017
It’s the new year and our clients are now actively planning their 2017 corporate hospitality programmes.
Companies are always looking for inspiration to either entertain their valued clients or reward hard working staff, so why not try something a little bit different in this years hospitality calendar. Despite the evergreen popularity of Rugby or Tennis hospitality, which tend to be a winner with most guests, here are 5 unique event suggestions. These offer just as engaging and diverse experiences as classic hospitality but during these you won’t be sat around a table of 10… you and your guests will be fully engaged and immersed in the event!
Hosted by a Team GB Sailor
When: Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August 2017 | Portsmouth
Price: From £650pp+VAT
Hospitality on board our absolutely stunning 52ft Sailing yacht on the Solent will WOW guests from the moment you step on board. She has capacity for 12 guests providing you with the ultimate grandstand viewing platform and space for high quality face to face business time. One of the biggest and most luxurious available. You will stand out from the crowds at Cowes Week as you entertain guests whilst sharing stories with your Team GB sailor host.
• Team GB sailor as host
• Exclusive use of the absolutely stunning 52ft Sailing yacht
• Professional commercially endorsed skipper
• Professional crew / VIP Hostess
• Champagne breakfast on arrival
• Tea, Coffee, Bacon Rolls and Pastries
• 3 course lunch ashore in Cowes or a sumptuous buffet lunch served on board
• Complimentary bar on board of fine wines, chilled beers, ciders, Pimms, Proseco, G & T
• Mineral water, fruit juice and premium brand soft drinks
• Afternoon tea on board
• Active sailing participation for those who wish to get involved
• Provision of wet weather gear
• Life jackets
• Sun cream
• Fabulous viewing platform to watch the largest International yachting regatta in the world
• All fuel and running costs
• All pre event and on site event management
Hosted by former Champion Jockey Mick Fitzgerald
When: Subject to availability
Price: From £699pp+VAT
You will arrive at the stables for breakfast and champagne just in time to see the horses and jockeys prepare for their morning gallop. Once ready it’s up to the gallops to see the horses in action on their daily workout. After a chance to get up close to the horses and jockeys it will be time head off to Newbury for your afternoon of racing in a private box with Mick Fitzgerald as your host and tipster.
• Champagne and breakfast on arrival
• Tour of Kingsclere Stables
• Hosted by former champion jockey Mick Fitzgerald
• VIP Hospitality in private box at Newbury Racecourse
• Event Transfers
• Event Management
Hosted by a Team GB Cyclist
When: Subject to availability at either the Manchester or London Velodromes
Price: From £599pp+VAT
Follow in the tyre tracks of London 2012’s cycling heroes like Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny, as well as “The Hour” record holder Sir Bradley Wiggins, and experience the thrills and spills of track cycling aided by fully accredited coaches.
• Exclusive use of the velodrome
• Famous face from the cycling world as host for the day
• Top gourmet meal (breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea)
• Water and soft drinks provided
• All equipment included
• Coaches to give instruction
• Photos taken on the Winners’ Podium
• Seasoned event managers and hostesses to manage the day
ULTIMATE DRIVING AT MERCEDES WORLD
Hosted by Sky Sports F1 Jonny Herbert and Simon Lazenby
When: Subject to availability at Mercedes Benz World Surrey
Price: From £699pp+VAT
Experience the thrills and spills of Mercedes-Benz World with former F1 driver Jonny Herbert and Sky Sports F1 presenter Simon Lazenby as hosts. They will give you a unique insight into the skill required to be an F1 driver and an insight into the glitz and glamour of being an F1 driver as well as giving driving tips and entertaining guests with a Q&A session throughout the day.
• 2 course buffet lunch & welcome
• Guided tour of Mercedes-Benz World & classic cars
• Private hire of the Mercedes track and drivers briefing
• AMG track driving experience with Jonny Herbert & Simon Lazenby
• 4×4 off road driving experience with Jonny Herbert & Simon Lazenby
• Drinks reception & canapes post experience
• Q&A session with Jonny Herbert & Simon Lazenby
• Unlimited use of 5 formula one simulators and 2 drive club with leader board and hosts
Hosted by a current or former England Cricketers
When: Lord’s with Alastair Cook or Phil Tufnell, Durham with Ben Stokes, Headingley with Joe Root, Emirates Old Trafford with James Anderson, Edgbaston with Chris Woakes, Trent Bridge with Stuart Broad.
Price: From £750pp+VAT
Guests will spend the day at any major UK cricket ground. Hosted by a current or ex-England cricket legends they will give you a unique insight into the skill required to be an International cricketer and an insight into the match day experience of an England player. You will arrive at the ground and begin your day in the nets. The nets session is set up for both experienced cricketers and beginners. Guests will have the opportunity to be bowled at by the host where you can try and hit them for 6! After your nets session you will be escorted by your host for a tour of the ground. Taking in the media centre and a visit to the inner sanctum of the England dressing room where your host will tell witty anecdotes about his experiences as an England player. Your host will then join you for lunch or dinner and drinks in the restaurant.