Four Seasons is one of my favourite hotel brands. I love the fact that they know how to communicate with the digital savvy traveller on social media and offer modern luxury, discrete in a way, expressed in their attentive customer service and high service and product quality.
When I was invited to attend the Four Seasons UK Collection Summer Showcase I eagerly reserved the date. I’m already familiar with Four Seasons at Park Lane where I was just two weeks ago for the monthly Event Marketing Association (EMA) event so was happy to get familiar with the second London property in Canary Wharf. They have only three in the UK, the third being in Hampshire.
The showcase started at noon with Italian lunch by Quadrato Restaurant and Bar. It was a buffet style lunch with appetizers, homemade pasta and light desserts, all except of the desserts freshly made in front of us.
One hour to eat and chat with fellow event planners and it was time to attend the first floral workshop by Jens Jakobsen from Floral Construction. Jens took us step by step how to make beautiful roses bouquet. Never before I thought of attending such workshop and I was amazed by the detail and dedication of Jens. Summer, being also a wedding season, is just the perfect time for such workshop. Now when writing this post I look at these beautiful flowers and I think it’s the best souvenir I ever had from an event! Also maybe because I made it?
Back to the exhibition hall, I finally made a tour to get familiar with the presenters. Local partners including London City Airport, AirPortr, GC Couture, Thames Clippers, Moleskine, excel, Jens Jakobsen, visit Greenwich and two other Four Seasons properties, London Park Lane and Hampshire. I chatted with hotel representatives and networked with other event planners before it was time to go to the second workshop, cake decoration by GC Couture. If you follow my social media you know that I’m an avid baker and indeed I always wanted to know the art of cake decoration. Thank you Four Seasons for fulfilling this wish 🙂 We learned the basics how to make roses and other eatable décor. The level of interest and concentration of the participants was so high no-one talked while working! Everyone did very well and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who learned new skills on the day!
Back from the workshop I took a short hotel tour before I had to leave to watch France vs. Germany World Cup match. Unfortunately I missed the cocktail class but sure it was as amazing as the two previous ones!
While I had high expectations, the event absolutely exceeded them and that was the most memorable venue showcase I had so far. Now, after getting familiar with Four Seasons at Park Lane and Canary Wharf I can’t wait to have the occasion to visit Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.
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