LONDON HOTTEST OPENINGS 2018

DORSETT CITY HOTEL

The perfect hotel choice for both business and leisure travelers that offers stylish and contemporary accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax, party and refresh.

This 13-storey hotel with 267 rooms including suites boasts modern architecture and design; alongside two restaurants, 24 hour gym, 4 meeting rooms and a destination rooftop terrace bar with a panoramic view of London’s most iconic skyline.

 

 

 

 

SWINGERS

Opening London March 2018 Swingers West End will take crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that reimagines the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera.

Located just off Oxford Circus, step out of the hustle and bustle of London’s busiest streets and into a quintessential British seaside setting of food, drinks and fun, where the sun is always shining. 20,000 square foot venue is packed with a variety of private hire spaces.

 

 

PRINCIPAL LONDON

The London is a Grade II* listed landmark building that occupies the eastern flank of  The opening of The Principal London will create a hub not only for its guests but also for Londoners who have a passion for great food, fabulous cocktails and memorable nights in the city. It will offer a variety of spaces for drinking, dining and partying that will – much like PRINCIPAL hotels themselves – be distinct from each other and unique in their offering.

 

 

VINTRY AND MERCER

Opening London Spring 2018 Vintry & Mercer is nestled at the heart of the City, among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames. This is where past and present intersect, where the long traditions of trade and commerce come to life in the contemporary style of the 92 bespoke rooms and suites.

 

 

 

 

BUSTRO NOME

The Original Gourmet Tour Through London

Opening May 2018 Bustronome is the moving terrace of London. A double decker bus offering a panoramic view, which can accommodate up to 38 people.

 

 

 

KERRIDGE’S BAR & GRILL

Corinthia Hotel London announced that renowned Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge will open his first London restaurant at the hotel this September 2018.

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill will be a relaxed brasserie-style dining room with an adjacent bar, open all day.

 

 

BANKSIDE HOTEL

Opening London September 2018 The social hub on London’s culturally vibrant South Bank is arriving. An intimate six-storey hotel, 161 bedrooms including seven suites, offering genuine hospitality that respects and encourages individuality.

 

 

 

 

GRACE HALL

Period details dovetail with modern styling at this enchanting Leadenhall venue.Grace Hall is a versatile multi-faceted events space capable of hosting between 10 and 600 guests across four exquisite spaces.

FULL DAY TRIP OLESKO – ZOLOCHIV – PIRGIRTSI CASTLES

Ukraine has more than 50 castles and fortresses. The biggest part of them is worth visiting. Some of them, such as Akkerman Fortress near Odessa, Kam’yanets – Podilsky castle, Hotyn became the place for many international festivals and tournaments. Travelers from all over the World are coming to Ukraine to visit museums at Medzhybizh, Palanok, Dubno castle and many others, which definitely are not a waste of time.

The castles, as well as fortresses, are the perfect venues for incentive activities, corporate events and, of course, gala dinners.

The most popular tourist itinerary includes visits to  Olesko, Zolochiv and Pidhirtsi – the small villages famous for their amazing castles. These castles are different – the powerful defensive building of Olesko Castle, the beautiful palace with slender towers and shining mosaic in Zolochiv and mysterious castle from Renaissance with bastion fortifications in Pidhirtsi.

 

FULL DAY TRIP OLESKO – ZOLOCHIV – PIRGIRTSI CASTLES.

There are hardly any castles in the world that went through such roller coaster transformations – from a royal residence to a hospital, vocational school for farming machinery mechanics, ghost-haunted ruins, museums, crumbling structures in perpetual state of restoration where cows and goats graze on once well-kept lawns.

Olesko Castle is an outstanding architectural and historic monument from the 13th – 18th centuries, once a strong fortress of Old Rus in the 14th century.
Later in the 15th – 16th century Olesko Castle was turned into a palace for aristocracy and remodeled in the Italian Renaissance style in the 1620s. The famous Polish king Jan III Sobieski was born there in 1629. The king often lived in Olesko Castle and collected numerous art works. Afterwards the castle belonged to the Rzewuski family.

After restoration in 1965-1975 Olesko Castle became a museum. Hundreds of unique paintings, sculptures and applied arts can be seen in the museum.
Among them are icons, portraits, still-lives, the monumental picture of the Battle of Vienna, old furniture and wooden sculptures. In the Olesko Castle basement there is a well which also served as an escape passage for the besieged.
A nice park with some modern sculptures surrounds Olesko Castle.

Pidhirtsi Castle is a unique architectural monument in the late Renaissance style dating back to 1635-1640. It belonged to the aristocratic Rzewuski family, was not intended as a defense structure and should be more accurately called a palace.
Pidhirtsi Castle is surrounded by a moat and includes a Baroque church of St. Joseph (1752-1766). It has a wall with a heavy gate and a park with old trees.

Pidhirtsi Castle has been under restoration after years when it was used as a Soviet hospital. It may take many years before it regains its pervious glory.
However visitors are admitted and have to use their imagination when looking at once grand interiors. Visitors to Pidhirtsi Castle will be invited to take a short walk to see a beautiful wooden church of St. Michael from 1720.

Zolochiv Castle was built as a citadel with bastions in the 1630s. In the 17th – 18th centuries the castle belonged to the rich Polish families of Sobieski and Radziwill. In the days of Austro-Hungarian empire, Zolochiv Castle was turned into a prison and later became a grim prison under Stalin. A memorial and an exhibition to commemorate those who perished here can now be seen in the castle as well as a chapel outside the castle walls.

Inside Zolochiv Castle visitors could see a newly restored Chinese palace built to follow European fashion for Chinese art in late 17th century. To the right, there is a larger residential palace undergoing restoration. From the bastions, one could see surrounding countryside and the town of Zolochiv. Tourists would be taken to the old magic stone in the castle courtyard. It has engraved inscriptions in the unknown language and a hole in the middle that will help fulfill your wishes if you put your finger there and turn.

 

 

An Atlas of Stars… By Across Morocco

To greet your star performers on their incentive or end a great day of teambuilding….

Glamp the Across Morocco way under the Milky Way and party in the desert with the Atlas Mountains as your backdrop.

Across Morocco can add those luxury touches and star entertainment tailored to your budget and concept.

Dine royally like a Berber King, party and dance the night away.

More info on :  Luxury Desert Camps

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CASTLE VENUES IN KENYA

Old and New, take your pick

Kenya is famous for its wilderness and game sanctuaries. Yet if you wish, you can be a King, Queen, Prince, Princess for a couple of nights, even in Kenya. Grogan Castle was built in 1930 by Col Ewart Scott Grogan. An English explorer, politician and entrepreneur with a difficult love-story but thankfully, a happy ending. This castle splurges mystery at every step, a paradise hidden from the rest of the world with enchanting vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro, Pare Mountains, Lake Jipe and the Great Tsavo National Park. Murder Mystery or a Game of Thrones anyone?

The Grogan Castle Hotel, Kenya

The Grogan Castle Hotel, with views of Mount Kilimanjaro

And 80 years on, George Tafaria Waititu, a lad from the foothills of Mt Kenya, made his dream come true by building the Tafaria Castle, a beautiful destination for fun, bleisure or events. A disco and cinema in a Dungeon? Check. Horse-driven Carriage? Check. Roman-style Amphitheater? Check… and so much more.

Tafaria Castle, Kenya

Tafaria Castle, at the foothills of Mount Kenya

For an event or a reward program that can incorporate one of these unusual locations and crowned with the Magic of a Kenyan Safari contact the AQS team or MICE director Tasneem at tasadamji@africanquest.co.ke

Castle & Palace Venues in Greece

These unique properties and venues have the charm and mystique of a bygone era and are ideal for creating memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event experiences!

Achilleion Palace, Corfu

The stunning appearance of this stately palace takes the visitor back in history to when the palace was inhabited by two great figures from European history whose only common bond was their adoration for Corfu, Greece and its culture: Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as ‘Sissi’) and Kaiser William II of Germany.

Only 10km from the town of Corfu, the palace is the perfect setting for a gala dinner, product launch, meeting, or even a wedding. Opulent, iconic, memorable: ideal for creating that tailor-made, behind the scenes experience an incentive is all about.

Kinsterna

The Kinsterna Hotel, once an impressive mansion and estate dating from Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian times, has carefully been returned to its former glory with an air of luxury.

Today there are numerous features in the mansion’s original construction and design that can be spotted everywhere and deserve a guided tour by one of the hotel’s knowledgeable staff members. From the old chandeliers, armchairs and inside water canal to the handmade lace in the rooms and studded fireplace, each chamber has a unique story to tell.

52 rooms & suites in total make this a boutique property ideal for buy outs for launches, meetings and incentives.

Location: 7km outside Monemvasia, in the SE Peloponnese. Roughly a 4hr drive from Athens.

Imaret

Imaret is an intimate and luxurious property, located within the homonymous historical monument, built in 1817 in the historical district of Kavala, northern Greece. The monument is a rare example of late Ottoman architecture in Europe. The variety of decoration, quality of the delicate structures, the interaction between indoor and outdoor spaces create an original complex of high aesthetic and cultural value.

 

The hotel’s actual bedrooms lie beneath the graceful domes of the original construction with some of them overlooking the bay of Kavala and others radiating from the light of the orange tree garden. A large variety of exclusive room amenities and candles create Imaret’s indisputably essential atmosphere.

 

All 26 rooms are surrounded by three thousand square meters of inner gardens and marble arcades, reflecting the charm of an original Islamic garden set in the past. The variety of plants and peaceful areas, the candlelight and the whisper of running water and soft music make the complex a harmonious setting for relaxation and meditation.

For these and many more ideas for stunning venues in Greece, talk to us now!

Venues

Castles, Museums and Manor Houses  In Switzerland we are blessed with a lot of castles, museums, manor houses and other great venues. In the following attachment you find some of them, such as Chillon Castle, Olympic Museum, Domaine de Plein Vent, Portes des Iris and more….

On our homepage you find more details: http://www.felixevents.ch/index.php?id=209 or on our event-link a small presentation of an small event for 70 persons at a lovely castle in Geneva.

Golf safari in the Lake Geneva region including the French Jura Mountains

This programme is meant for a party of 10 or more persons, who still want to be on their own. It is a self drive golf offer but obviously we can organize daily transportation to/from the golf courses, vip treatments such as organising golf buggies, food and beverages on the turn and restaurant recommendations for the evenings.

Golf safari Lake Geneva & Jura (4 days)

A Royal Day with Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Denmark is one of the world’s oldest monarchies. With more than 126 castles and palaces, there is plenty to look at, whether you are a fan of Renaissance or Rococo style castles and palaces, and some more than 900 years old.

With a country famous for its rich history, gourmet food, happiness and ‘hygge’, there is plenty of memories to be had, when you together with www.hadlerdmc.com design the amazing memorable moments that last a lifetime. Below is a full-day tour, great for groups in the size range of 25-1000, available from 750 USD per person with everything included.

 

Welcome to Denmark, A Beautiful Road Trip

Start the day with a smile, as our local authorized guides welcome you and the group to a day spent enjoying all the good things in life. Road Trips are a big part of growing up in Denmark, as we often travel around the country to visit family and friends for a visit or a special occasion.

The Danish nature is therefore treasured by many Danes, as the fields of corn, wheat, canola, and mustard are painting the landscape in their colours. While on the journey, our guides will tell you about what it is like to be a Dane. Who knows – maybe he will share a few secrets about Danish Happiness?

 

Into the Home of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

At the coast of Helsingør, towering above the sea and bristling with cannons, lies Kronborg Castle, the fictional home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. After a photo session in the courtyard invited inside the old king’s wine cellar for a Danish lunch of ‘smørrebrød’ or other delicious dishes made with ingredients of the season.

Once our stomachs have been filled with tasty treats, we venture out into the old halls and secret passages, to hear all about the royalties who used to reside here, the battles which were fought, and the ghosts which are still haunting if you go around alone. Also get an exclusive look at ‘Ogier the Dane’, who is sitting asleep in the casemates of Kronborg – until the day when Denmark is in real trouble, and he will wake up and defend the mother country.

Once our tour has ended, we end outside in for a live play with actors, festivities, and drama. The play about ‘Hamlet’ is staged each summer at the castle, which enjoys UNESCO World Heritage patronage.

 

Fairy-tale-like Dinner

For centuries, kings and queens have celebrated victories, weddings, and births at the castle. You can now do the same. Welcome your guests with a fanfare of trumpets. Fire the canons. Hold a reception in the royal chambers. Start with drinks on the flag-lined bastion overlooking the sea.

The gastronomy at Kronborg Castle is of very high quality. It is inspired by Nordic cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients from North Zealand, an area steeped in Danish royal history. The menu can be adapted so that it draws inspiration from the Renaissance. The wine menu is carefully selected to match the menu and grapes enjoyed by the kings and queens through the centuries.

For entertainment, watch classic plays inspired by love or war, see the royal guard in a sword fight, or take the hand of your fair maiden and join the actors for dance and music. Truly a fairy-tale-night to remember.

Hadler DMC Scandinavia is one of Denmark’s leading DMCs and the only Accredited Destination Management Company in all of Scandinavia.
Contact our team (booking@hadlerdmc.com), and let us ask a 100 questions, so we can tailor the perfect program for you.