Occasionally members of the EML Team need to check out venues and hotels from a customer point of view. When clients come to us with team offsite enquires and requests for suitable meeting and team building venues it’s imperative that our Consultants recommend only the best options. When the superb Handpicked Hotels very kindly offered EML Director Jon Huggett the opportunity to stay at both Stanbrook Abbey in the lovely Worcestershire countryside and Bailbrook House in the historic City of Bath he jumped at the chance.
Here’s what happened...
“Not wishing to shirk my responsibilities I was unable to stay at beautiful Stanbrook Abbey on the suggested date (due to child care responsibilities!) but I was able to visit newly refurbished Bailbrook House, on an arranged visit with a number of other event agencies and venue finders.”
“We were greeted on a Saturday morning in late February 2019 with a lovely lunch and an introduction to the hotel and what it has to offer. After I was suitably refreshed and informed the Handpicked team followed a lovely experience with a short taxi ride into central Bath for a tour of the Roman Baths, the Assembly Rooms culminating in a Champagne reception after looking around the Costume Museum.”
“Back at the hotel later that evening our hosts had arranged a short tour of the hotel facilities and a Samba lesson.... This included a valiant effort by General Manager Keith Turnbull, who was surprisingly good, despite claiming he had legs made of lead!”
“Prior to dinner that evening we all sat down for a drink and discussed the day - and a few of us vowed that dancing was not our forte, however there were some surprises and a lot of laughter. The dinner in the stunning Cloisters Restaurant was superb and very enjoyable.
“After a hearty breakfast the following morning we all thanked our hosts checked out and departed”.
“EML team work with Handpicked Hotels on a regular basis and this short visit just re-affirmed our commitment to working and recommending this hotel chain. From the quality of the hotels and the friendliness of the staff, to the locations around the UK, Handpicked Hotels makes an excellent choice for meetings, events and team building activities”.
Familiarisation visits are just a part of our team’s tireless commitment to providing our clients with only the best venue and hotel options for their forthcoming meetings, team building events and training.
If you need some great venue options to present to your manager and you’re short on time then don’t leave anything to chance, contact Jon and the team now on 01905 330660 our email them at email@example.com and they’ll get cracking on a venue search today.