Vietnam

Hanoi – Hotel Opera / 1.8 million scooters / 6.8 million people – Capital / Ha Long – Indochina Sails / World Heritage Site – outsatnding natural beauty – forests /mountains and water / Hue / Best Western Indochina Palace / The Imperial Capital of the Nguyen Dynasty 1802- 1945 a site of many monuments / Da Nang / Pullamn Hotel / with fabulous beaches / close to the Marble Mountain and old city of Hoi An / Ho Chi Minh City – The Grand Hotel / 6 million scooters, 7.6 million people / formerely know as Saigon / The Reunification Palace / The Bitexco Tower / The Old Post Offfice / The Mekong Delta to name a few – this is the country to visit for any incentive group. It changes before your eyes – it is amazing – it is a must see – I can say no more – with the contacts, we can arrange for your group to go there, and remember it for all its amazing challenges, with very friendly and helpful people.

Macau

It dates back to the Qin Dynasty 221-206 BC, and the first Portuguese were to land there in 1513. Formerly administered by Portugal it is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China, (the other being Hong Kong). It is heavily dependant on tourism and it is the worlds biggest gambling center. If you want to see magnificent Hotels on a truly spectacular scale with every known world shopping brand this is a must place to go. The Galaxy Hotel welcomes you with a spectacular Diamond surpise fountain. The historic centre of Macau is a must see being one of the worlds 25 listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Considering it is one of the most densly populated places in the world it is a marvel that some of it’s people live the the second longest of any lifespans in the world. This is a must place to see for groups.

Hong Kong

If you are searching for a city of efficiency to run an event, search no further. Magical Hotels like The Peninsula, Mandarin, and Four Seasons are waiting to serve. For a more modest budget, the Harbour Plaza North Point offers excllent facilites, an outside pool, and a location with easy access to all central points of interest. Hong Kong offers visitors a buzz that sums up the East’s connectivity – it is thriving, well organized, a shoppers paradise and an excellent launch point to Macau, and all the other Nation States in the region. Having just visited, one comes away with the feeling that there is definitely another pace to life that can be appreciated.

Vancouver, Las Vegas, Ft Lauderdale

Pan Pacific Vancouver – Canada

This is a luxurious Harbourfront Hotel situated atop Canada Place with 503 rooms, built in 1986 and renovated in 2005. Booked for one of our clients this venue offers assured hospitality standards, a superb location and excellent food and beverage services..

Flamingo Las Vegas – Nevada

This 28 story casino Hotel in a 30 acre site features wildlife habitat, 15 acres of pools, lagoons, streams and waterfalls, and is right in the middle of the strip opposite the more expensive Bellagio. This Hotel is like a mini city, it was built in 1946, renovated in 2007, has 3460 rooms, and has an excellent choice of activities on its doorstep for those wanting to hold an incentive in a location full of buzz.

Hyatt Place – Fort Lauderdale Airport South – Florida

This is a 6 storied 149 bedroomed Hotel ideally located next to Ft. Lauderdale’s International Airport – a great springboard to Miami Beach and The Palm Beaches. Modestly priced, extremely clean, with excellent parking and small meeting facilities, comfortable accommodation, and well managed. I would highly recommend this as a venue to stay in, if you have connections with any Floridian companies, and need to hold meetings and do business.

All recently visited by – Tim Warren

 

 

 

 

Copenhagen – A surprising destination

Just been updated on the possibilities of organising an event in Denmark and more precisely in Copenhagen. If you are looking for an easily accessible destination which is one of the safest in the world then this could be your answer. However you might be mistaken in thinking that Copenhagen is just a “safe and easy” option, I have been proven that innovative, creative, thrilling can all be adjectives attached to this destination, indeed some very interesting options are available for conference organisers : water activities, Viking days, modern venues, open minded partners etc. Please contact us to know more

10 tips for staying in a hotel room

10 points to avoid when booking into Hotel rooms depending on availability, where the Hotel is, its layout, and its situation. Hoteliers are responsible for their allocation of rooms.

1.)    Avoid being near a lift.

2.)    Avoid interconnecting rooms unless required.

3.)    Avoid a room that looks out onto a flat roof with an air-conditioning extractor fan.

4.)    Avoid a room on a lower floor above a banquet floor if occupied.

5.)    Avoid a room on the highway side of the Hotel without double or triple glazing.

6.)    Avoid sleeping next to the phone where the mattress is used most.

7.)    Avoid not knowing which light switches to push in case you get up in the night.

8.)    Avoid your room being next to the ice and vending machine where people gather.

9.)    Avoid a smoke air stained room.

10.)  Avoid a noisy gathering near your room by hanging out the ‘do not disturb’ sign.

Please note:- Hotels are responsible for allocating group Hotel accommodation in their space. If clients are faced with any of these issues we think they are entitled to ask, subject to availability to be moved. The art of good Hotel hospitality is to get a good nights sleep – hoteliers, architects, engineers, sound technicians and designers are all trying to iron out these issues as time moves forward in new and refurbished properties and GSC constantly tries to take note of these improvements.

Sardinia

Sprawling Mega-Resort Complex – the Forte Hotel Village

Incorporating Leading Hotels of the World, Fine Hotels and Resorts, and Leading Spas the Fortevillage in Santa Margherita Sardinia just a 45 minute drive from Cagliari International Airport is a must for large International Conferences. I have just visited it for this purpose. It is a conference organizers delight as it incorporates everything one would need for a diverse group of 200 to 800 plus delegates offering 4 and 5 star accommodation a wealth of activities to do on site in its 55 acres of wooded land right next to the beach with attentive well trained staff ready to deal with your every need., Restaurants, shops swimming pools and spas are in abundance and the meeting space is setup to accommodate every kind of conference style with break out rooms and on site Audio Visual staff ready to fine tune your presentation needs.

In addition to the above in the North Western part of Sardinia I visited the Hotel Marinedda Thalasso & Spa a 4 star deluxe Hotel which is part of Delphina Hotels & Resorts, one of the best known hotel chains in Sardinia. situated about one km away from Isola Rossa, an enchanting fishermen’s village famous for its magical sunsets . 195 rooms designed in typical Mediterranean style, 3 restaurants, 2 bars and piano bar, 2 swimming pools and a prestigious Thalasso & SPA centre are dedicated to wellness and beauty. The hotel shares the brand new conference centre with the Hotel Relax Torreruja, only 600 meters away, able to host 150 people in the plenary room and about 30 in a smaller meeting room. Both have a screen, projector, camera for video conferences, sound system, lighting system and operators booths. The Hotel is well equipped to handle exclusive incentive groups and can lay on additional services such as helicopter transfers, sport fishing boat excursions, horse riding, and luxury car rides into some of Sardinia’s best known surroundings.

Castle Coombe Race Circuit Wiltshire

Need a day out of the office to get to know each other? For a nice clean and easy way to do it, split your group into teams, get them to wear comfortable shoes, and let them walk and cycle around a famous track collecting your messages buried in the circuits black safety tyres inhabited by rabbits, before gathering them for a meeting and hearty meal to deliver your message. Follow that up with a reward of a spectacular world championship aerobatic and cycling display to themed music,subtly provoking thoughts about applied aptitude, its great effect on making teams work in unison, with the perfections and stunning results that that brings, before sending them home. Tim@gsc-events.com

Bluestone Pembrokeshire Wales

Available for team building with some exceptional onsite activities set in beautiful countryside near some of the best beaches in the UK.

Having just visited the site I can highly recommend this centre for groups of 20 to 30 delegates staying in log cabins wanting to get away and be corporatively creative for two days and three nights.

For more details contact tim@gsc-events.com