Hello eventprofs! I haven’t posted anything for one week as I was so busy with the Social Media Week London but I have lots to share with you now! On Thursday I was on a speakers panel at Google Campus together with Annie Byrne from Exhibition News, Kim Benjamin from Event magazine and Hellen Beveridge from Who’s Who in Events and Pure Rocket Science. The event was about content marketing and how to generate and leverage engaging event content and blogging and it was a big honour to be invited as an event blogger. Google Campus is one of my favourite venues in London as it is the ‘home’ for London entrepreneurs and tech scene. We had only one hour for Q & A that came from the audience. Event organisers Pickevent partnered up with sli.do, a Q & A platform for live events where the audience can ask live questions and rest of the audience vote for which questions they want to be answered first. It worked out so well and the audience asked very good questions! I try to get the questions from Sli.do and integrate them in the next #EventBlogChat as one hour was definitely not enough!
One of the topics discussed was how to interact with your audience at events. As opposed to other panellist, being a blogger I have the advantage that I can share instantaneously what I want from the event on any of my platforms. I also mentioned that while I can’t write long blog articles every day, I try to interact with my readers and communicate on Facebook and Instagram with text and images. I call it micro, or live blogging where I communicate bits of information about a venue, restaurant, talk or exhibition I’m at or just attended. Twitter is another powerful platform to engage and communicate with my readers but because it has a 140 characters limit I prefer to use it for sharing links and chats.
I still have more venues from Monaco to share with you. In my previous posts I hope I took you on a nice journey that gave you some inspiration and fresh ideas, for your business or for leisure.
This time I want to share with you two more hotel venues. These hotels have fantastic conference facilities, very modern and central.
Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Le Méridien Beach Plaza is a 4-Star hotel and ideal for different types of events of different sizes such as weddings, product launches, cocktails, ceremonies, conferences and this is the only hotel in Monte Carlo that has its own private beach!
The conference centre of the hotel, the Sea Club, was renovated three years ago and has vast facilities over its five floors and 3,000 m2 to accommodate up to 2,000 people across a selection of 14 modular meeting rooms. The terraces, the swimming pool and the beach can be also set up for events of both corporate and private nature.
Le Méridien Beach Plaza recognises that the business travellers today need to maintain their work-life-balance and offers an innovative conference package that includes an entry to the fitness centre, which can be swapped with cocktails at the bar!
Also to make corporate events more fun and creative, Le Méridien offers ‘creative meetings’ where the attendees can engage in creating their own coffee drinks or cocktails or composing new macaron flavours, wine tasting and cooking classes.
Unfortunately I couldn’t see most of the conference facilities because there was an event on the day, but I had the pleasure to try the Muse Restaurant which is open from June to September. Comfy sofas in the shadow, sea view, fresh juices, was perfect! If I can give you one insider tip, you have to try the Eclairs dessert which is unique to the hotel.
Last but not least, the hotel has 403 rooms and suites and can be privatised on demand.
The only hotel in Monte Carlo with a private beach
The newly built conference centre with separate entrance
The conference centre greatly benefits from the daylight
Lunch at Muse Restaurant, open from June to September
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Located in the heart of Monte Carlo, just few minutes’ walk from the Casino it’s easy to pass by without noticing. But those who know the place know that it stands for luxury and elegance. The glamourous 5-Start Hotel Metropole offers 6 conference rooms and can accommodate up to 120 guests for lunch/ dinner and 160 guests for a cocktail in their biggest room, Salon Méditerranée.
The Japanese restaurant Yoshi (1 Michelin star) has a small outside terrace which is converted into hospitality suite during the Formula 1 race.
Lastly, the hotel has 133 bedrooms including 64 suites.
Entrance to Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Japanese restaurant Yoshi has an external terrace, which during the F1 is converted into hospitality suite
City view from Yoshi restaurant
Salon Méditerranée for up to 160 delegates for a cocktail
Theatre room for up to 130 delegates for a cocktail, 100 for a theatre setting
Possibility to organise events by the pool
That’s all for now dear eventprofs, I hope you enjoyed this virtual journey to discover MICE in Monaco and I hope you were inspired, as much as I did from this wonderful destination. Please share with me what venues you liked the most and what type of events would you like to host (or hosted) in Monaco. One thing I know for sure, I will come back 🙂
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