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Motivation Edition
Sales Team Motivation with Sun, Snow and Skiing
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With the summer now firmly behind us, it’s time to look ahead and start planning those winter based incentive trips. A Ski based incentive is a great way to reward and motivate a sales team and our client, a leading Estate Agency firm, do just that with their annual Shareholders Club incentive.

This year 24 lucky winners will be jetting off to Kitzbühel in the heart of the Austrian Alps.  The city is famous for its unique charm, and energy and many top hotels that make Kitzbühel the celebrity hot spot of the Alps. The group will stay right in the heart of Kitzbühel, at Hotel Zur Tenne, famous for its cosy rooms and traditional-style restaurant serving regional specialities. Just a short walk from the hotel, the group will have easy access to 53 cable cars and lifts, 170 km of perfectly groomed slopes, and the world famous "Streif”.

The three day trip will include lots of free time to enjoy the slopes, combined with both an informal and formal dinner in the best restaurants the town has to offer. The lucky participants will be mixing with the shareholders of the company, rewarding and motivating them to continue to achieve for the year’s sales target, and secure a place on next year’s trip.

If you are looking for help to plan an incentive trip, please contact the Group Se7en Event’s team on 0207 659 4430 or info@group7events.co.uk

Catering Corner

We’re always on the hunt for a little something different to tickle our taste buds so when we heard about the new ‘in-room dining menu’ at the Dorchester Collection our mouths started to water. Being lucky enough to sample some of the selection we thought we’d inspire you too. The menu showcases a delicious dish from each Dorchester Collection hotel; from London, Ascot, Paris and Geneva to Milan, Rome, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

Our favourites are the Croque-Plaza from the Hôtel Plaza Athénée setting itself apart with its distinctive chicken breast and black truffle filling, the Vitello Tonnato from the Hotel Principe di Savoia made with thin slices of cold veal, garnished with a tuna sauce and for something quintessentially English the Bread and Butter Pudding direct from the Dorchester.

However if you’re feeling the need to be good then definitely try the McCarthy Salad – a salad with a story all of its own. Neil McCarthy was a regular guest at The Beverly Hills Hotel and captain of a local polo team in the 1940s.

One day at the Polo Lounge he requested a very specific list of ingredients for a salad and the McCarthy salad was born. The recipe has remained untouched and has been a signature dish at the hotel ever since.

Competition - Rosewood London

This month we’ve partnered with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to offer you the chance to win an Afternoon Tea for two at the Rosewood London. For your chance to win this fantastic prize for you and a guest, all you need to do is read our ‘New and Luxurious London’ blog post and tell us what the beautiful and romantic restaurant is called.

Find the blog post here:

Email your answer to info@group7events.co.uk or Tweet to @Group7Events your answer followed by #G7Comp

Out and About

They say there is no rest for the wicked… so it seems we have been very wicked indeed, kicking off the Autumn season with back to back events in September.
Starting off the month we organised the fourth consecutive Saint Lucia Showcase at Luton Hoo hotel, this year taking the event to a new level with combined awards ceremony. The star studded three day event was attended by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Saint Lucian Britain’s next top model finalist.

Staying on the Caribbean theme, we also hosted St Kitts travel agents showcase at Hampton Court Palace, and St Kitts media showcase at Vanilla London. Vanilla London has become a firm favourite with our client’s this year and in September we had two client events in one week. The Group Se7en team are big fans of Vanilla, loving the flexible approach and attention to detail of the staff.

But, it can’t be all work and no play, so as usual we made sure we got out there and attended showcase and fam events. Favourites have included the Korea Convention Bureau Gala Dinner in the Ballroom at The Dorchester Hotel. The evening was action packed with exquisite cuisine and sensational entertainment. Other discoveries this month included a visit to the famous Artisan Bar at the Langham Hotel for quirky cocktail concepts, from the “Morning After” to the signature “Camouflage” golden pineapple.

We rounded off this busy month with client events at Café Royal, Grange City, The Cumberland and Lane End. From dinners to conferences to off sites and meetings, this month we have had them all. 

Hot Picks

It’s that time of year where we dig out our scarves and umbrellas, we swap beer gardens for fine dining and that all important summer diet goes out the window! We’ve picked some of the top fresh and unique restaurants you need to visit, whether you’re a “City Gent” or a “Mrs Money’s no object”…

 

Holborn Dining Room


“City Gents” enjoy those quirky cool hideaways and love to be the first person to know about a new place. Ring any bells? Why not try the Holborn Dining Room, a place that combines reclaimed oak with antique mirrors, red leather banquettes with tweed detailing, and two antique patina copper topped bars with locally sourced British cuisine with a twist. Others on the list CG include: City Social, Typing Room, Hixster Bankside and L’anima Café.



Chiltern Firehouse


A “Media Man” wants to be seen in all the top celebrity haunts and the obvious top choice for this has got to be Chiltern Firehouse. Rarely a day goes by without somebody papped at its imposing black gates. If you can bag yourself a table it’s worth it just for the starry atmosphere. Or why not try Ficher’s, Lyle’s, Polpetto, House of Ho or Ham Yard?



Kurobota


“She’s a sharer” - someone that loves a platter and enjoys a table brimming with mini plates will love Kurobuta. Kurobuta is a little culinary gem hidden behind the most unprepossessing of exteriors amongst the loud and "trendy" establishments on such a sought-after street (King’s Road). If Japanese delicacies don’t float your boat try Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, Ember Yard, Andina, Barnyard or Palomar.



Fera

A “Mrs Money’s no object” obviously wants to impress and Fera at Claridges is the place to do it. Head chef Simon Rogan excels in teasing out the natural flavours of his ingredients, and intensifying them. It’s ludicrously expensive but the taste bud explosions make it almost worth it! Others on the big bill list include Rivea, Quattro Passi, Beast and Stelle Di Stelle.