The Preferred DMC member in Spain Ambiance Incentives was asked to put together a once-in-a-lifetime-trip to Marbella for 120 people by a German event agency, on behalf of a highly successful franchise system in the home business. And again, Ambiance rose to the occasion, and after a full year of preparations surpassed all client’s expectations once more!
Guests were welcomed by the team personally at Málaga airport, and taken by deluxe coaches, minivans and limousines to the 5-star Grand-Luxe hotel “Los Monteros” in Marbella, where a welcome drink was prepared during check-in, and where the company flag was already hoisted right beside the flags of Germany, Spain and the European Union! The event took off with a Spanish Evening at a charming nearby “Cortijo” where Flamenco, Tapas, Spanish ham and wine couldn’t be missed.
The second day started off with a presentation by the General Manager of the company in the main meeting room of the hotel, a beautiful setting besides the hotel’s gardens and pool. After a light buffet lunch on the terrace of the hotel’s main restaurant, it was time to discover Marbella’s deluxe yate harbour Puerto Banús and all its extravagancies. From here, a giant catamaran took the entire group out on sea, while cool drinks were served and hot rhythms were played – the boat trip finished after a couple of hours at the sports harbour of Marbella, from where guests were taken by our official guides on a pleasant walking tour through the old town of Marbella, an extraordinarily beautiful part of Spain. Eventually the time had come for a fine-dining experience in a classy restaurant right beside the enormous sea promenade of Marbella!
The next morning, 15 Landrovers were ready at the hotel entrance, punctually and with 15 drivers in best mood to take guests off-road into the stunning “Serranía de Ronda“, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. The 3-hour off-road tour allowed for amazing views to Marbella, the sea, the forest and inumerable whitewashed villages clinging to the hillsides. The tour finished in the historic city of Ronda, where guests were given a tour with official guides so that they could learn about the history and the particularities of this very peculiar and amazing city. Rustic lunch based on local ingredients took place at a nearby winery, where we had the chance to do a wine tasting and see the installations of this family-run bodega, before returning back to our hotel in Marbella.
Meanwhile, part of the Ambiance Incentives staff was busy setting everything up for the gala night at the hotel’s Beach Club, and meanwhile all details were taken care of perfectly, an unexpected friend aligned with us on that evening: the most incredible sunset was about to happen just on that night, and guests after being driven per minivans to the hotel’s beach club and enjoying their welcome drink, couldn’t believe their eyes about what they saw: the Strait of Gibraltar enlightened in massive red and orange, with the rock of Gibraltar and the mountains of Morocco clearly to be seen! After the sun had set, the delicious 4-star gala menu was served right beside the pool and the sea, an overwhelming experience for all invitees – their comments couldn’t have been any more positive! The night continued until late with an open bar while our DJ played hot rhythms and everyone was dancing the night away – what a closure of this incentive trip!