Italy – High End Incentive

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The brief

Wow, Luxurious, Out of this World. The brief from our technology client to celebrate the achievements of the top performers in the EMEA region was music to our ears. The client wanted to create standout memories for their 30 guests and partners in a relaxed setting over four days. We needed to inspire and motivate, to create talking points and a real buzz amongst their employees.

The solution

We carefully selected our glamorous retreat, the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, a 5 star deluxe property in the beautiful Taormina Mare in Sicily, set high on the rocky hills of the east coast of the island.

At the hotel guests relaxed by the pool with sweeping views of the sparkling coastline and Mount Etna beyond, they enjoyed the soothing scents of Italy in the Wellness Centre, surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens. Outside the hotel we created an event to remember encompassing many Italian passions and influences. Activities included a jeep safari to Etna, the world’s most awe inspiring firework display, an unforgettable wow, talked about for the entire trip. For the ultimate in ocean extravagance we charted a flotilla of yachts for the day, complete with water sports and specially created shore excursions.

Renowned for its culinary specialities of wine, olives, oranges, and pastries, we worked closely with local chefs to create bespoke Sicilian menus for dining in spectacular settings. Guests enjoyed a candle lit dinner in a castle, and a gala dinner overlooking the sea in an exclusive nature reserve, the Isola Bella.

The verdict

Our guests completely fell in love with Sicily, and we arranged a photographer to capture it all on film.

  • Industry: Technology
  • Event: Incentive Trip
  • Group: 30