Canadian corporate client wows their top-achievers with an incentive event to remember
When a leading Canadian corporate contacted Ovation Switzerland’s office they didn’t realize just how much the landlocked country had to offer for their next incentive trip.
Over fifty top sellers joined the event held in late-May to experience the best of this little considered central European MICE-destination.
The first stage of the visit included enjoying two nights at the fabulous five-star Fairmont Montreux Palace hotel, a memorable welcome dinner on the shores of Lake Geneva, overlooking 3000-meter (9’500 feet) peaks and a privatized cogwheel train ride for a unique lunch excursion.
For the relaxed lunch, the lucky guests took their seats in a place previously occupied by pop icons such as Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, Prince or David Bowie among many more. Discovering a truly inimitable venue, open to only the most exclusive of groups, the fortunate few were able to take a step into a piece of music’s history, even if only the time of their lunch.
The following day it was time to travel across the mountains and along the lakes in a privatized Swiss train. Destination the centrally located city of Lucerne. Having the chance to explore this medieval city on foot, the participants boarded a boat across the picturesque lake to the Instagram-able Bürgenstock Resort where they would stay a further two nights.
The gala dinner would become the most important element of the trip; starting on the terraces of the hotel overlooking the crystal-clear water, surrounded by snowcapped peaks, the group were transferred by a private and custom themed yacht. After a gentle cruise of an hour, it was the start of the main event taking place in a century-old mansion on the lakeshore.
Once in place, guests enjoyed a splendid four-course dinner, three different musical acts and the highlight of the evening, a visit from Freddy Mercury who was recreated specially for the event in hologram form!
A huge fireworks spectacle wrapped up the unforgettable evening at the mansion before an after-party on the yacht that in turn cruised back towards the exquisite five-star superior hotel.
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If the idea of discovering Switzerland interests you, contact the Ovation Switzerland team here.