Golf Day at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Recently, we organised a golf day at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel for a client. The hotel is located in the heart of the west midlands, boasting to have two superb golf courses, suitable for players of all skill levels. In total, 100 guests participated in the days activities.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with tea, coffee and bacon rolls, which they enjoyed whilst registering.

Following this, they played golf on the grounds of the hotel from 12pm until 5pm, accompanied by guest celebrity, Jason Plato, former British racing driver. Throughout the day, competitions were held for the ‘longest drive’ and ‘nearest to the pin’. After completing the golf course, guests enjoyed drinks in the marquee of the hotel, followed by dinner.

They were seated at large tables of 10-12, and had the choice of two options for both the starter and main meal. To start, guests could opt for either smoked duck & pate, with apricot chutney and dried Brioche, or the vegetarian alternative: goats cheese with beetroot puree and salsa salad. For their main meal, guests were given the option of a succulent 8 hour braised blade of beef with parsley mashed potato, rosemary, red wine & tomato concasse, or alternatively, a grilled mediterranean vegetable stack with halloumi, puy lentils & braised leeks. Dessert was a seasonal fruit Crumble tart with vanilla ice cream.

After dinner, guest speaker Jason Plato took to the stage, retelling anecdotes of both his driving career and television career, contrasting the two. In the past he has hosted Fifth Gear and Mission Implausible, and is co-hosting the upcoming series Drive alongside Vernon Kaye. Afterwards, he participated in an organised Q&A session, followed by guests having the opportunity to ask him their own questions.

At the end of the night, winners were announced for the previously mentioned competitions, along with the top 3 best performers of the day and best performing team. The prizes for these competitions included various golf equipment, with the best performer receiving a Bushnell Tour V3 Rangefinder, worth £200.

Guests departed the venue at 11:30 having enjoyed a fun and eventful day.

Fine Fragrance Blending for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

A bespoke fragrance experience designed exclusively for MOHG (Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group). The event was held at Mandarin Oriental London, which is situated in Knightsbridge, overlooking Hyde Park. The event began at 7:30pm, coming to an end once the prize draw winners had been announced.

Upon arrival, the concept of the experience was explained to guests. They then moved round the various hotelier stations, testing the different fragrances and finding out about how the different ingredients related to the destination. At each stand, the hotelier gave the guests a presentation of their property. Each of the 18 hotels showcased had a unique perfume blend designed for them with ingredients related to the destination (for example: Paris, was a heady romantic blend). Guests were encouraged to sample as many blends as possible. Afterwards, they could choose their favourite fragrances, blending them together to create a unique scent.

Throughout the event, drinks and canapés were served. Guests were encouraged to leave a business card to be entered into the prize draws towards the end of the night, with guests having the opportunity to win mini breaks to various Mandarin Oriental Hotels across the world.