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April 16, 2015 Meeting Venues No Comments Email Email

The iconic hotels of Dorchester Collection provide enticing incentive offers with engaging and memorable experiences across the globe.


With personalized experiences on property in elegant function spaces for intimate to large scale groups, to off-site adventures and private tours that range from vineyard tastings, truffle hunting and aerial excursions in the Alps, below are highlights from Dorchester Collection:


Throw a lavish, private Kitchen Party at the 250-room The Dorchester, for up to 120 guests with a front-row perspective on one of the most highly regarded culinary operations in London. Canapés will spark a culinary adventure from the famous restaurants of The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, while the office of executive chef Henry Brosi doubles as a DJ booth. Guests will be personally escorted through staff service doors to the “back of the house” arrayed in color schemes of the client’s choosing. Additional options such as personalized aprons for cooking challenges – can also be arranged.  Menu highlights include: “sauté gourmand “of lobster and truffled chicken quenelles from Alain Ducasse; a Peking Duck Station from China Tang; a sushi bar from Henry Brosi; Mini way beef sliders on brioche buns with sweet pickles from CUT at 45 Park Lane…and more. (Priced from £22,500/approx. $37,000 for 50 guests.)


Discover and nurture the artistic talents that reside in the heart of your company’s team with a Group Art Class with 45 Park Lane. The art-centric 45-room address located just steps from
The Dorchester in the heart of Mayfair offers instruction with local artist Jane McAdam Freud, celebrated contemporary artist and great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. The culinary arts will be on display – and on the palate – as well, with picnic baskets artfully curated by a nutritionist including distinctive and delectable treats inspired by the hotel’s collection of works by top British artists. The hotel’s Media Room is a splendid backdrop for creative meetings, with room for up to 12 participants, cocktail parties, meetings, and screenings on state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen equipment – including a 103-inch 3-D television with surround-sound system and 3-D glasses. (Art classes priced at £80/approx. $131 per person for groups of up to eight students.)


At Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s 70-room country house hotel in Ascot, active and adventurous guests can engage in a variety of truly entertaining outdoor experiences. Duck Herding is offered for groups of all sizes and begins after guests are given a brief history and introduction of the sport. They are then paired with highly trained Welsh collies to work together and guide lively gangs of Indian runner ducks through an easy obstacle course. Refreshments and light snacks are served after the event. Guests can also take part in the hotel’s Intelligent Wellness program, offering several choices of pulse-heightening sporting activities where the degree of difficulty and rewards can be customized to client preferences. Participate in cycling adventures around the hotel grounds and to nearby Virginia Water; hone backspins and serves at a tennis clinic with instruction and guidance from an experienced LTA qualified coach; and join a competitive archery event. Additional options include guided walking, running or jogging; football (aka, soccer); a croquet clinic; exercise classes; and yoga and/or Pilates. (Rates for Duck Herding start at £800 for 10 people. Rates for Intelligent Wellness start at £40/approx. $65 per instructor per hour and can accommodate groups of up to 25.) 


The most dazzling dinner theatre in Paris is on the menu at the candlelit Salon Pompadour of Le Meurice. The historic 160-room palace hotel will create a customized “living buffet” to transport guests to the grand days of the 18th century, with a period banquet menu highlighting classic dishes and musical entertainment throughout.  Dancers and entertainers will serve cocktail-sipping guests with savory amuse bouches. Ballet dancers will serve dinner and operatic performances will accompany each course, with entertainers dressed in authentic period attire to evoke the timeless glamour of that era. (Price available upon request based on number of attendees and features of the customized event.)


Hotel Plaza Athénée dreamed up a “Once Upon A Time” experience for groups to explore the fashionable heart of Paris at the newly renovated 208-room luxury hotel. Fully customizable, the program includes dining and cocktails at hotel restaurants and at Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower, strolling on avenue Montaigne, a memorable visit to the renowned pastry school headed by charismatic Pastry Chef Christophe Michalak, relaxation at Dior Institut, and more. (Price upon request based on custom itinerary – upon availability). The iconic hotel recently reopened after extensive renovations and offers a new ballroom with the latest technologies, new function spaces, two new breakout event rooms dedicated to special meetings, as well as 14 new bedrooms and suites.


At the 109-room luxury lakeside hotel, Le Richemond, will take your team higher with customized aeronautical excursions. Strap into a two-seat Cap 10 for an Introduction to Aerial Acrobatics, with Immelmann turns, loops and other head-spinning maneuvers high in the wild blue yonder (1.5 hours with 30 minute flight, CHF 365/approx. $385).  Slip into a Piper Super Cub and enjoy an Escapade on Glaciers following the flight path of legendary Swiss search-and-rescue pilot Hermann Geiger, who pioneered the art of landing on glaciers in the Alps. (2.5 hours with 1.25-hour flight; winter only, includes one glacier landing; CHF 580/approx. $610). Or Fly over the Alps for bird’s-eye views of the prettiest peaks in Switzerland and the beauty that lies in between. (Two hours with a one-hour flight, CHF 520/approx. $550.)  Available for one to three passengers, rates are per plane.


Hunt for the “diamonds of the kitchen” in Italy’s picturesque northern region of Piedmont during your stay at Milan’s exclusive 301-room Hotel Principe di Savoia with the Truffle Hunting Adventure. Embarking north to Piedmont, participants will unearth exotically scented tubers with the help of trained truffle-hunting dogs near the village of Alba, famed for white truffles. Explore the medieval castle of Roddi and cap the excursion with a three-course, truffle-themed lunch. The package offers buffet breakfast, round-trip transfer to Alba in a Class E Mercedes, a morning truffle hunt, lunch at Osteria dell ’Arco, and an afternoon tour of the Alba Truffle Fair.  Still hungry? A chef will be serving a truffle cooking class back at the hotel. (€750/approx. $1,030 per person not including room cost, for groups of six. Please note this only available from October through November.)


Explore the Eternal City from 121-room Hotel Eden with a Retro Car Tour of Rome where participants can be chauffeured in classics from the past, such as Fiat 500s, Fiat 600s and‘60s and 70s-era Volkswagen Beetles. A choice of scenic routes will be laid out by the hotel including an ancient Roman road to lakeside Castelli, with a view of Roman aqueducts and a visit to the catacombs along the way. (Excursions available for up to 20 people at €500/approx. $687 per car. Self-drive options are also available. Cost is from €300/approx. $414 per car and varies with type of car selected.)


The Beverly Hills Hotel is treating guests with a customized visit to a luxury estate and winery in Malibu including helicopter landings, private tours and tastings for lunch or dinner. The 208-room property is offering an unforgettable outing which can be personalized according to the adventurous spirit of participants, with transportation available for up to 40 attendees arriving in eight helicopters. Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards has steeply terraced grounds that have played backdrop for popular television programs and films. (From $7,000 to $50,000, depending on client preference.) 


Spice up meetings and events at Hotel Bel-Air, offering 103 guest rooms, with how-to Wine & Culinary classes instructed by Wolfgang Puck’s team at his signature restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and the popular Bar at Hotel Bel-Air.  The cooking classes are presented in a fun, informative format, and feature delicious dishes made with California’s fresh ingredients and local farmers’ markets. Classes range from “How to Make Pasta from Scratch” to “Quick-Fire Class: The Perfect Omelette.”  Participants will enjoy a tour of the kitchen, a glass of Champagne, and an intimate sit down dinner to sample their culinary creations. (60-minute cooking classes, offered for a minimum of two participants, are priced at $150 per person.) Available to participants of every level, the wine course allow participants to study fine wines with the hotel’s expert sommelier and become well versed with the complex world of California wines. The major growing regions are introduced and the art of deductive tasting is discussed. (Priced at $125 per person/60 minutes.)

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