We have visited lots of international destinations this year, all in the name of research! They include—Monaco, Amsterdam, Italy, Frankfurt, Morocco, Lisbon, Cannes, Valencia and Barcelona and a short trip to Canada before the end of the year. But which destinations get our vote?
Amsterdam is a good destination as there are so many hotels and venues to choose from and the people are so helpful and welcoming. Sylvain visited twice (too much to see on one trip!) and Louise has booked the Hilton Amsterdam a couple of times this year. “Both events went really well,” says Louise. “The staff were professional and the feedback was excellent. We have another booking there for next year which I am confident will go equally smoothly.”
You don’t have to leave the country for a great location- Brighton seems to be getting more and more popular. Several hotels have just completed refurbishments too so well worth a look.
Spain offers plenty of options. Louise was in Valencia, which was a new destination for her. “I really liked the mixture of historic and contemporary architecture and there was a lot of potential for meetings and activities” Whilst Sue went to Tarragona about an hour along the coast from Barcelona. “You have already seen my Paella! Le Meridien Ra where I stayed was lovely and a really good option for exclusive use out of season, with some modern, blank space meeting rooms. Close to the hotel were Karting, wine tasting and horse riding.”
“I loved Cannes,” says Sue. “perfect for a short incentive or a top end residential meeting. There was a really relaxed atmosphere and with short boat trips to the islands it is perfect for getting your delegates out of a meeting room.”