We say goodbye to a very busy 2012!!
We are proud to have hosted 400 guests from a German based consultancy company. The weekend turned out to be an unforgettable weekend in Barcelona. They arrived in various sized groups over a two day period with over 20 coaches waiting to pick them up from the airport and drive them to the W-Hotel. The new Starwood 5 star hotel is located along the famed boardwalk La Barcelonetta which is where they spent their weekend. The setting and the photos tell it all…
Among the numerous activities and services we offer, this event was tailor-made to fit our client’s desires. Four activities were chosen by our visitors prior to their arrival which included: A Catamaran tour along the magnificent Catalan coast passing through the scenic shoreline of Barcelona. Our clients enjoyed a 3 hour tour out looking the view of the city from the sea. They were given towels and sun screen and spent their time tanning and relaxing under the heat of the Spanish sun.
Another included option was Barcelona’s best city highlight tour, for those who wanted to see the city from a different view – a trip around Barcelona’s major sights on a bus crossing the city center and passing through the city’s monuments with a visit into Casa Batló. We enjoyed the most symbolic areas of the city from the remarkable Agbar tower to the city’s bright summer blue beaches.
Another activity our guests relished was a 4-hour scooter ride around some of Guadi’s splendid art work scattered around the city, something which is virtually impossible in only 4 hours with any other mode of transportation. There were around 70 of us on scooters driving around the city stopping at several main points with a tour guide briefing us on each piece of art we came across. Within a relatively short space of time we managed to access almost every corner of the city or at least the most emblematic parts with all in style and with relative ease.
The last activity option was a tour around Barcelona’s most fascinating Gothic neighborhood (Barri Gotico) known as the center of the old city of Barcelona. Much of this area was built during the medieval times some even date as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Our guests enjoyed a walk around the historic ancient buildings placed in labyrinth street plans, ‘tapas-hopping’ from one place to the next trying all the different types of delicious tapas.
A stunning gala dinner…
The trip was followed by a closing gala dinner which took place in the Maritime Museum – a short walk from the foot of the famous Las Ramblas. Located in the building of a very old ship yard dating back to the 13th century this venue takes you back in time to the Spanish discovery of the new world. Together with our clients we wined and dined inside the museum after enjoying a fascinating and informative tour of the Museum.
The gala dinner was the grand finale of a 3-day incentive to Barcelona organized by Lifestyle Barcelona.
It’s undeniable that incentive trips can improve performance! With the help of our skilled staff and travel specialists we were glad to have spent such a memorable weekend with our 400 guests. Barcelona is for sure a much desired place for corporate events, incentives and group meetings. A fair climate all year round, tremendous amount of sightseeing , the sea, countryside, and the mountains all in one setting Barcelona indeed has it all.