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St Regis Vommuli, The Maldives

If you’re looking for an island getaway and complete paradise there are few destinations which offer more than the Maldives. Located in the Indian Ocean around 400 miles off the coast of mainland Asia, this small archipelago is a tropical paradise filled with white sand beaches, palm trees, crystal clear waters and incredible weather.

On this group of islands there is no better place to stay than St Regis Vommuli, a 5-star resort located in between luscious rainforest and pristine beaches on the private island of Vommuli. Boasting a private lagoon, luxury spa, outdoor infinity pool, six restaurants and bars and stunning beaches on the doorstep, you really will have no reason to want to leave this opulent resort.

During your visit you’ll stay in a St Regis Overwater 1-Bedroom Suite which comes equipped with its own private plunge pool and encompasses the true essence of island living. Unparalleled views of the ocean, along with four overwater hammocks, sun loungers and a wooden gazebo provides a relaxing and totally idyllic setting.

When you’re ready for a break from the sun, the suite’s mahogany floored living room complete with a state-of-the-art technology set-up, including a 55-inch LCD television and sound system, will provide you the perfect setting.

There is no need to worry about getting bored whilst in-resort. Scuba diving and snorkelling excursions will allow you to explore the stunning coral reef, whilst parasailing expeditions are available for those who want unrivalled birds eye views of the island. You’ll also be able to take to the seas, either in kayaks or a chartered private boat and there’s a recreation area with a variety of entertainment options, including table tennis, pool and video games.

The resort’s Spa and Fitness facilities offer ultimate relaxation opportunities. The Iridium Spa provides a transformative journey within an oasis of tropical inspiration and the Yoga and Meditation Studio and Fitness Centre provides a variety of group or individual classes, as well as a personal trainer service.

Additionally, an outdoor tennis court as well as opportunities for biking, volleyball, fly-fishing, water-skiing, jet-skiing and sailing will allow you to be as active as you wish during your stay.

The in-resort dining options are yet another joy that St Regis Vommuli has to offer. A delightfully vast array of fine dining awaits, including; Decanter, the hidden subterranean restaurant and wine experience; Cargo, a pop-up located in a tropical garden; and Craft, which offers a fresh spin on everyday classics like burgers and tacos.

If you are looking for locally inspired dishes then Alba is the place for you and for an especially romantic experience why not take a starlit dinner set along the ocean shoreline. It’s safe to say, no matter what your preferred tastes, St Regis Vommuli will have something that delights.

With its exquisite weather and beautiful waters, the Maldives provides the setting for true restoration and whilst there we strongly believe St Regis Vommuli to be the ideal place to base yourself. This luxurious and remote resort has absolutely everything you need to enjoy a holiday of complete relaxation.

Wherever you are coming from, your package will include business class flights to ensure you travel in style. To find out more about a bespoke package for you, please get in touch with Blend Group so we can put together your perfect itinerary.

Wimbledon 2022

Wimbledon returned in the summer of 2021 with a thrilling instalment of the world-famous tournament. Novak Djokovic was successful in his defence of the men’s title, as Ashleigh Barty took home the ladies prize.

Perhaps, however, the greatest highlight was the performance of 18-year-old British wildcard Emma Raducanu, who mesmerised audiences on her way to the last-16 at her debut Grand Slam. She heartbreakingly had to withdraw from her final match but came back with a bang at the US Open, recording one of the most famous, and unlikely, tournament victories of all time

It’s time to book your place for Wimbledon 2022. Once again, Blend Group is offering a luxury package with access to the most premium debenture seats available on both Centre and Number One Court. From here you’ll enjoy unrivalled views of the action, complemented with the option of fine dining at one of the debenture restaurants or lounge bars, enabling you to sample the gourmet food and fine wines on offer during breaks in play.

As always, the best players in the world will be competing on the historic Wimbledon turf and it may be the last ever occasion that we see 8-time champion Roger Federer competing. The most successful player in the history of the tournament continues to suffer with potentially career-ending  knee difficulties but is determined to try and win Wimbledon one final time.

So, will Emma be able to go all the way this time? Is this the last chance to see Roger in action at Wimbledon? To book your Wimbledon experience, please get in touch with us here. If you are planning on coming from afar, let us know so we can accommodate for transfers, hotels and any evening fine dining you require.

Dates

Monday 27th June             (Men’s and Ladies’ singles first Round)

Tuesday 28th June             (Men’s and Ladies’ singles first Round)

Wednesday 29th June       (Men’s and Ladies’ singles second Round)

Thursday 30th June          (Men’s and Ladies’ singles second Round)

Friday 1st July                     (Men’s and Ladies’ singles third Round)

Saturday 2nd July              (Men’s and Ladies’ singles third Round)

Sunday 3rd July                 (Men’s and Ladies’ singles fourth Round)

Monday 4th July                (Men’s and Ladies’ singles fourth Round)

Tuesday 5th July                (Men’s and Ladies’ Quarterfinals)

Wednesday 6th July          (Men’s and Ladies’ Quarterfinals)

Thursday 7th July              (Ladies’ Semi-Finals)

Friday 8th July                   (Men’s Semi-Finals)

Saturday 9th July               (Ladies’ Final)

Sunday 10th July                (Men’s Final)

Experience the First-Ever Miami Grand Prix with Panoramic Views of the Action

When you think of Miami you picture white-sand beaches, a high-end night scene and a beautiful climate. It aptly boasts the name “Magic City” and now there’s another reason to visit – this May, Miami is hosting its debut Formula One Grand Prix and it promises to be magical. If you’d like to learn more about the forthcoming Miami GP, you can see our recent Experience piece here.

At Blend Group we strive to ensure our clients experience luxury, once-in-a-lifetime trips that are completely tailored to individual requirements. We have access to the world’s best events and the most exclusive accommodation, whilst being able to source the finest surrounding services available.

We recently curated a bespoke experience for a valued client who is taking some business associates to Miami for the Grand Prix. The client’s brief was to be close to the action within the best hospitality available. We were also asked to find a suitable 5* luxury hotel, as well as to organise some evening entertainment.

Upon arriving at Miami International Airport, our group will be met by an executive private transfer and driven straight to their hotel, the 5* Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Encapsulating the glamour of Miami, this ocean-front resort offers luxury amenities, including an elevated outdoor pool, a serene spa and its very own locally-inspired cocktail bar.

The guests will reside in the hotel’s Lanai Suite, boasting a clear view of the Atlantic which can be enjoyed from a private balcony. A spacious living area complete with WiFi, Smart TV and mini-bar will provide all the entertainment necessary if some down-time is on the cards during the trip.

As for fine dining, there are of course high-end culinary options available at the hotel, however, we’ve also booked the group into the acclaimed steak and seafood restaurant Bourbon Steak for the evening before the big race.

The race itself will be enjoyed from a Premium Lounge on the Start/Finish line. As the name suggests, guests are afforded unrivalled viewing of the action, with premium panoramic views of the paddock, starting grid and the longest straight on the track.

An open-air, shaded lounge awaits with gourmet food prepared by Michelin Star chefs and a complimentary bar. From the lounge the guests will be able to keep a close eye on the pit garage and pre-race activity, as well as having unspoiled views of the podium ceremony, giving the feel of being a part of the ensuing celebrations.

Business-class return flights and all on-the-ground transfers are also included for the group, meaning they can simply sit back, relax and enjoy all that this one-of-a-kind city and adrenaline-fuelled event have to offer.

If you love the sound of this experience, please get in touch with us here and we would be delighted to create a bespoke trip for you.

 

 

 

 

Elegance and adrenalin on ice

Exclusive Sporting Event Experiences - Snow Polo

The crash of hooves on the ice, snow flying as the mallet hits; the pop of champagne, cool from the Alpine air. Polo is always an elegant affair, but paired with the snowy scenes of one of Switzerland’s most exclusive resorts, it takes on new heights.

Every year, four teams, sponsored by Cartier, Maserati, Badrutt’s Palace and Azerbaijan, fly in to battle it out on the frozen lake of St Moritz in the world’s only high goal tournament played on the ice. Our guests were a group of French polo enthusiasts, keen to see this unique spectacle, and enjoy the legendary scene of St Moritz.

The resort is located in Switzerland’s upper Engadin valley, a hidden winter wonderland accessed via a scenic and winding alpine pass, but just two and a half hours from Zürich airport. Guests arrived into Zürich in the evening, and spent the night at the Baur au Lac hotel, a beautiful historic setting on the edge of the lake. Dinner was served at Maison Manesse, a contemporary restaurant focussed on local produce from farmers in the region.

The next morning, the guests took a leisurely transfer to St Moritz, enjoying the stunning Swiss scenery as they drove the two and a half hours south towards to Engadin. On arrival, they were welcomed into a private chalet five minutes from the lake, complete with private swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, and elevator. The well-equipped kitchen was the domain of the private chef, hired to delight the group with local and seasonal specialties before and after their equine adventures.

VIP passes included an invitation to the exclusive lounge in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, the most prestigious address in St Moritz. Lunch was accompanied by spectacular views of the matches on the lake, as well as fine wine and cigars. If the group preferred to be closer to the action, seats in the grandstand were provided, with a glass of champagne and a blanket.

After the Badrutt’s Palace team collected their trophy, the group took the short walk back to the chalet, for an exclusive private dinner, via several of the town’s high-end VIP après ski bars. They were back in time for an aperitif, before enjoying the chef’s fine culinary creations. 

If you are interested in attending next years’ St. Moritz Polo, get in touch with Blend Group’s team.

Snow Polo St Moritz Trip

 

Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show

Salon Privé Luxury Car Event

When conceiving their own event, it was the exclusivity, elegance, and ambience of Concours events in Amelia Island, Monterey and Lake Como that inspired brothers Andrew & David Bagley. Today, Salon Privé sits alongside these events on the world stage, providing the UK with a Concours event to be proud of.

For the first week in September each year, Salon Privé occupies the South Lawn at Blenheim Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancestral home of Winston Churchill. Hosted by Event Patron His Grace, the Duke of Marlborough, it is the ultimate end-of-Summer party,where the car world goes to have fun. Whether looking to get up-close to the rarest and most desirable cars and motorcycles in the world or to be surrounded by glamour, diamonds and Champagne, Salon Privé has something for all.

On the lawn, you’ll find Automotive Manufacturers from around the world including Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce. Displays will showcase everything from reborn rally legends to next generation hypercars, with a vast array of supercars, classic cars and even flying cars in-between.

The Luxury Retail Village, a specially curated collection of luxury boutiques, will reflect all elements of the luxury lifestyle. Brands on display are yours to meet and explore, ranging from Helicopters and Boats through to Milliners and Tailors.

For guests, Salon Privé are delighted to offer more hospitality options than ever before, with options to suit all groups and preferences with Al Fresco Dining, Churchill Pavilion and The Glass House.

Al Fresco Dining guests will enjoy full-hospitality on the Salon Privé Lawns, including a Buffet Luncheon, English Afternoon Tea, Complimentary Bar and Pommery Champagne. A step up, the Churchill Pavilion offers an enhanced experience with reserved seating, hostess service, an upgraded three-course luncheon menu, exclusive entertainment and a private terrace overlooking the Concepts & Prototypes Lawn. Small groups are accommodated on shared tables, with groups of 8-10 seated together in one group.

Finally, at the epitome of gastronomic excellence, is The Glass House. Launched in 2020, this truly exceptional dining experience will return to Salon Privé after a triumphant inaugural year. Hosted in a stunning wrought-iron structure overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Gardens, guests will enjoy a bespoke five-course tasting menu with exquisite wine pairings, followed by an English Afternoon Tea.

If you would like to experience your end-of-summer party at Salon Privé, please get in touch with the Blend Group team.

 

 

Snow Polo St Moritz – Carlton Hotel

Every year, four teams, sponsored by Cartier, Maserati, Badrutt’s Palace and Azerbaijan, fly in to battle it out on the frozen lake of St Moritz in the world’s only high goal tournament played on the ice. Three days of hospitality at the Snow Polo 2022 paired with four nights of luxury in a Junior Suite at the Carlton Hotel are included within this package.

The Hotel offers 60 individually designed suites overlooking Lake St. Moritz and the high Alpine valley region of Engadine. It also has two restaurants welcoming you with international specialities and Michelin star cuisine. Relaxation for the mind and body is on the menu in the Carlton spa, which combines 100% natural products with the healing power of nature.

The Junior Suite boasts an incredible panoramic view of the St Moritz lake with a backdrop of the stunning Engadin mountain range. The combined living and sleeping area of this 45 sqm suite offers direct access to the marble bathroom with a separate bathtub and unique rain shower. Your stay will include a daily swiss buffet style breakfast as well CHF 100 food and beverage credit per guest per night to be used at their stunning onsite restaurant facilities. In addition to this, you will have access to the 1’200 sqm Carlton Spa, a butler service and 24 hours limousine service within St. Moritz.

During the course of your three days at the Polo, your pass will include entry to the VIP tent where you will enjoy the fine food and premium bar available, as well as a seat in the VIP grandstand. This exclusive section of the Snow Polo World Cup is a world class setup with a private lounge and dining hall on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz, catered by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. There is an exquisite sit-down buffet lunch with a spectacular view of the Polo set up and the marvelous Engadin mountains. Great wines, a full deluxe bar and a cigar/smoking lounge are also included in this package. Of course your grandstand seats will be equipped with warm blankets as well as champagne and a hot beverage service to ensure maximum comfort whilst watching the event.

With the Hotel overlooking the Polo event, you will be able to walk down to your VIP area on the event days. However, should you require anything such as a driver, Blend Group will be on hand to assist with any requests you have. If you are interested in booking this package, please get in touch with Blend Group.

Three seasons, two weeks, one wondrous Japan

Japan Luxury Trip

Japan is a country with a bounty so generous that here at Blend Group we have been able to put together a trip that exposes you to three different seasons in just two weeks. Offering unique cultures, an ancient and diverse history and picturesque scenery, Japan is a place like no other and we’ve made sure you can experience it all.

Your first stop are the snowy mountains of Hakuba, one of Japan’s most renowned ski areas. Comprising multiple resorts and boasting the enviable trait of almost guaranteed snow fall, it truly is a world class ski destination. Situated within the stunning mountain scenery of the Japanese Alps, this is where your incredible adventure begins.

The area gained worldwide recognition during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, hosting several of the skiing events, and over the years has developed into a winter paradise for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Whether your preference is gentle pistes or tree-lined powder runs, Hakuba has got you covered. Despite its credentials, however, it remains a relatively quiet ski area, renowned for the magical combination of reliable snowfall and sunny days.

Japan skiing holiday

Whilst here you’ll stay at the Phoenix Hakuba, situated at the heart of the Hakuba skiing experience and offering complete luxury. Your two-bed chalet comprises of; a master bedroom, with a large walk-in en-suite; a secondary bedroom; a spacious lounge area; a drying room and underfloor heating. On top of this, a state-of-the-art smart television and speaker system is installed to keep you entertained during any down time.

Throughout your stay you’ll be able to enjoy the exquisite culinary options available at Mimi’s Restaurant and Bar, where beautifully crafted meals are prepared using local produce. Massage services will ensure you’re able to fully relax as you unwind after a day on the slopes.

After the mountainous beauty of Hakuba it’s on to Japan’s former capital, Kyoto. For eleven centuries the emperors of multitude of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, Samurai Castles, palaces and gardens ensure Kyoto is regarded as the cultural capital of Japan. Also contributing to this reputation is one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Aligned with all of the culture on show, you’ll be able to marvel in the beauty of the early stages of the cherry blossom season, as the city becomes covered in clouds of the stunning national flower, Sakura. It truly is a sight to behold and one of the most breathtaking spectacles this magical country has to offer.

Kyoto is also famed for its cuisine. Not only does food here have a rich and historic tradition, comprising of various culinary styles that are centuries old, it is also the home of many of Japan’s most famous sake breweries. Be sure to lose yourself for an afternoon amongst the numerous authentic wooden teahouses and traditional restaurants.

During your time here you will stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, one of the city’s most luxurious accommodations. It is centred around an 800-year-old ikeniwa (pool garden) which provides an immensely tranquil and relaxing setting, giving off the feel of a modern garden sanctuary.

Japan cherry blossoms holiday

Boasting the characteristics of a traditional Japanese house, your Deluxe Room is the perfect place to unwind after a day’s exploring, whether in the comfortable sitting area or the traditional Japanese tub. Expansive windows offer plenty of natural light and stunning views of the ancient Myoho-in Temple and an on-site spa is sure to help you find your zen.

The hotel offers multiple exquisite cuisine options, including; Brasserie, a sleek and modern waterside bar; Sushi Wakon, a Michelin star sushi restaurant; and Fuju, a traditional lounge which serves local sweets and matcha tea by day and sake and champagne by night.

Relax to your heart’s content over the next four days from your base at the Atta Okinawa. Complete opulence is assured here, with ocean views, incredible scenery and fresh Ryuku cuisine. Your Deluxe Suite has its own private pool and you’ll have stunning beaches on your doorstep.

Japan beach holiday

After enjoying the slopes in Hakuba and seeing the sights of Kyoto, this Pacific paradise is the perfect place to unwind and revel in some you-time.

If you would like to enquire into a bespoke trip to Japan, please get in touch here.

The Masters at Augusta National

Exclusive Masters Golf Trip

Experience Inclusions

  • Return business class flights
  • Transfers included
  • 5 nights at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Hotel
  • Tickets to The Masters 2022
  • Hospitality included
  • Round of Golf at the Landing Golf Course
  • Round of Golf at the Great Waters Golf Course

One of the four Major Championships, the Masters is not merely regarded as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world of golf, but amongst the most prestigious in the world of sport. This invitational event is the only golf Major that is held annually at the same course – Augusta National. Since 1934 the best golfers in the world have been assembled to compete for huge monetary reward, unrivalled respect within the game and of course the well-renowned Green Jacket.

Augusta National is one of the most beautiful golf courses on the planet and the Georgia spring provides a backdrop of sunny blue skies and lusciously green fairways. The abundance of the course’s trademark towering pine trees and charming azaleas adds to the picture, evoking the senses and contributing to the unique aura of the Masters.

We have created an experience for a group of clients who wish to watch the Masters live, as well as playing a round or two of golf themselves. The group will be flying business class from London to Atlanta, Georgia before checking in at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Located just outside Atlanta and along the waterfront of the lake, the hotel offers 5-star luxury and serene, picturesque surroundings.

The hotel has five on-site championship golf courses and a luxury southern-routes spa as well as offering water sports on the lake. It also boasts numerous exquisite dining options which strongly reflect regional traditions and culture. Locally farmed ingredients provide the basis for southern-inspired dishes to be enjoyed alongside views of the lake and the golf courses. Other tastes are catered for if you want a break from the local cuisine and the Barrel Room provides entertainment with billiards, live music, craft cocktails and a lakeside view.

The Masters 2022 Bespoke Package

During their stay, the group will be playing two of the hotel’s five championship golf courses; The Landing and The Great Waters. The Landing was the first course to be built on the Oconee and presents a winding course through wooded areas and rolling hills, wrapping dramatically along the shores of the stunning lake. The Great Waters provides the same scenic and unspoiled setting alongside a truly challenging course that was designed by eighteen-time major champion, Jack Nicklaus.

The group will be in amongst the action on day two and three of the tournament with badge access to Augusta National and the opportunity to follow whichever golfers they choose. Breakfast will be taken at the VIP hospitality venue which is located just 200 yards from the South Gate Entrance. The hospitality facility will remain open throughout the day and provides unlimited food, a premium open bar, complimentary cigars, live music, on-demand shuttles to-and-from the course and multiple television screens ensuring our guests won’t miss any of the action.

Due to their morning round at the Great Waters, the group will watch the final day of the action in the relaxed setting of the hotel’s Barrel Room as part of one final evening of opulence at the Ritz-Carlton.

Should you wish to experience one of the world’s greatest sporting showcases whilst revelling in the famous Deep South hospitality in complete luxury, please get in touch.

England vs India at The Oval

International Test Cricket and Hospitality at The Oval

There are few nations in the world who follow test cricket with such fervent intensity as India. Their infectious passion for the game is a joy to behold. Towards the end of summer 2021 the Indian national cricket team will arrive to tour England for the first time since 2018. Their last visit saw a humbling 4-1 test series defeat at the hands of their hosts. This time round they will be seeking a much-desired revenge.

We have created a hospitality package for one of our long-standing corporate clients for Day Two of the Oval Test Match. The group of 20 will enjoy hospitality on the ever-popular Corinthian Roof Terrace. This informal roof garden setting is the ideal environment to host clients as the unreserved casual table format lends itself to being able to mingle freely whilst you wine and dine.

The terrace’s 485-person capacity helps produce an electric atmosphere whilst taking in one of the most iconic stadiums in the world of cricket. The group will start the day with a hot and cold continental breakfast and champagne reception before heading out to their seats for first session of play. The client’s padded seating, on the top floor in front of the Terrace, will ensure they won’t miss a thing and the cover will provide much needed shade as the afternoon sun beats on.

Corinthian Roof Terrace at The Oval

A graze-style lunch and traditional afternoon tea will be served later in the day, alongside a cocktail menu and complimentary bar, ensuring our guests are able to consume a more-than-ample amount of high-quality food and drink throughout the experience.

The Corinthian Roof Terrace truly is the Oval’s hidden gem, boasting spectacular panoramic views of both the action and the impressive London skyline. It is the ideal way to marry the two delicacies of world-class test cricket and superb corporate hospitality, whilst revelling in a relaxed and lively atmosphere.

If, however, you require a more intimate experience please enquire about the Executive Box options, which include a dedicated box host, private balcony seating, food and drink, a visit from a cricketing legend and the option to internally brand your box.

If you would like to find out more about either of these hospitality options for the England vs India Test Match at the Oval, please get in touch with us.

World-class skiing and dining in the French Alps

Courchevel ski holiday

From gentle slopes to challenging cliff runs, Courchevel really has it all. It is largely considered one of the finest ski areas in the world, and as part of a group of seven interconnected resorts, it offers access to 600 kilometres of ski runs. 

The resort is made up of four villages, and the jewel in the crown is Courchevel 1850. Our guests will stay at the Six Senses Residences in the village. Each Residence features four bedrooms, a wine cellar, and private spa treatments rooms, and boasts incredible views over Les Trois Vallées. 

Courchevel’s reputation for fine living is completed with seven Michelin star restaurants, four of which have two stars. Blend Group has put together an odyssey of epicurean experiences for our clients, taking in hot spots such as Le Chabichou, La Saulire, Le 1947 at Cheval Blanc and Le Maison des Bois.

Luxury Skiing & Dining in The French Alps

 

And, of course, there is skiing. The resort is suitable for all levels and has some of the most beautiful skiing in the area. The most famous runs include the Suisse, a black run starting at the top of the Courchevel valley at 2600m, which gives a sweeping challenge to even experienced skiers, and at the other end of the scale, the Plan Fontaine, a tree-lined green run which allows even beginners to enjoy the stunning alpine scenery that defines Les Trois Vallées.

Blend Group have organised ski school lessons for some of the younger members of the group, as well as a private one-on-one tutor for a guest keen to take their technique to the next level. With a private nanny included as part of the trip, adults are free to enjoy all that the resort has to offer, including a private helicopter transfer to restaurant Le Maison des Bois, a 25-minute journey over stunning panoramic views of Mont Blanc.

Courchevel is a unique resort, and we wanted to ensure that our clients got to experience the best that it had to offer, tailored to their time and taste. We spent time working with them directly to understand their priorities for the trip and have curated a bespoke itinerary that blends their top picks with our own expert insight.

If you would like to work with us on your next bespoke ski itinerary, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Two Prestigious Cities and the Ultimate Football Experience

2022 World Cup Packages & Luxury Travel

Experience Inclusions

3 x Match Club Hospitality & Category A Tickets
8 x Airport transfers in Mercedes S Class
12 Nights in Deluxe Room – Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – Al Maryah Island
Welcome Gift

The upcoming football World Cup in Qatar promises to be a footballing celebration like none seen before. The tournament is being held in the Middle East for the first time ever and will consequently showcase the game in a completely new light. From stadium design to hospitality, the tournament will joyously celebrate this stunning part of the world and its unique culture.

The occasion has generated amazing interest from our client base and so we’ve put together an idea of what we can do to get you out there and into the heart of the action. Please note that itineraries will be tailored specifically to fit your exact bespoke needs and relevant matchday kick-off times.

You’ll be greeted at Abu Dhabi airport by a Mercedes S Class 30-minute luxury private transfer to the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, located on Al Maryah Island. You’ll receive a welcome gift upon arrival and be able to instantly settle into the opulence on offer.

The 34-storey hotel, which will be home for the duration of your stay, is perched on a collection of over 200 islands and boasts all you need for a luxury getaway. One of the reasons we’ve selected this hotel is because of the variety and magnitude of cuisine available. There’s a total of six restaurants and bars, including Butcher and Still – a 1920’s Chicago steakhouse, Café Milano – an Italian seafood and pasta restaurant with accompanying waterfront views and Zsa Zsa – a gourmet cocktail and snack bar.

Whilst at the hotel, you’ll also have the opportunity to indulge yourself in the Pearl Spa with treatments including; all-encompassing relaxing and reviving therapies; head-to-toe treatments designed to bring your body back to life; and a wide range of relaxing and healing massages. With all of this on offer you’ll be sure to return home recharged and revitalised.

2022 World Cup Packages & Luxury Travel

With an outdoor swimming pool terrace, fitness centre, modern shopping centre and barbershop and salon all on-site you may be forgiven for losing sight of the real reason for being there. That reason of course is the World Cup. From your location in Abu Dhabi you’ll have the benefits of being away from the hustle and bustle whilst still being able to access the matches without any hassle.

On matchdays you’ll be privately transported to every location. From the hotel, a short transfer will get you to Abu Dhabi airport for a quick flight over to Doha. In Doha, you’ll be privately transported to and from the stadium and depending on kick off time, will be able to enjoy what Doha has to offer either before or after the match.

At the stadium you’ll enjoy matchday hospitality and the game itself in Category A seating. Our on-the-ground transfer partners will ensure that you are transported to every location in a luxurious and seamless manner. With Doha such a short flight away from Abu Dhabi and all of the stadiums within close proximity of Qatar’s capital, we can assure you that the transportation side of things will run smoothly and swiftly.

In between matches you’ll be able to relax at your leisure in Abu Dhabi. Whether that involves playing a round of golf at the prestigious Yas Links Abu Dhabi, ranked in the top 50 courses in the world; riding the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World; visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; enjoying a desert safari or simply relaxing at the hotel, there is plenty to keep you occupied! Additionally, with Dubai a mere hour and half down the road you’ll have easy access to one of the world’s most visited destinations.

When this trip of a lifetime comes to an end, you will be transported back to Abu Dhabi airport for your outbound flight. If you would like to find out more please get in touch with the Blend Group so we can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

International Rugby, Vineyards and Luxury Safari in South Africa

British and Irish Lion Tour 2021 Experience

The Lions tour is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. Occurring every four years, there are few sporting events that muster as much impassioned support and on-field commitment. The nations of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland unite to tour one of the three Southern Hemisphere giants of the game and in 2021 it is the turn of South Africa to host.

For a long-standing client of Blend Group, we created a bespoke nine-night experience to ensure they will be at the heart of the action. Arriving in Cape Town they are spending four nights at the 5* Marly hotel in a Superior Suite. Located in Camps Bay, a chic suburb on the Atlantic Seaboard, the hotel is surrounded by trendy cafes and bars. The area’s relaxed daytime atmosphere combined with its energetic nightlife, as well as the fact it is located 7 minutes away from the centre of Cape Town, make it the ideal location for a city break. Additionally, from their Superior Suite, guests can take in views of the dramatic and world-famous Table Mountain.

Following this, guests will enjoy the Aquila Safari experience. Not only does the Aquila pride itself on its luxurious hospitality and facilities, including a 35-meter saltwater pool and the serene Tranquila Spa, but it offers an unforgettable wildlife experience too. It gives its guests the chance to experience the reserve’s natural flora and fauna by vehicle, quad bike, or horseback, allowing you to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Included in our clients’ stay are two safari drives plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bespoke Event Experiences - Cape Town Stadium

Up next is the Delaire Graff Estate, which is widely considered to be one of the jewels of the Cape Winelands. Regarded as one of the finest vineyards in the world, it is also a stunning place to unwind and we believe no trip to South Africa is complete without a stay here. The luxury of a Presidential Suite awaits, which includes a private terrace, living room with fireplace, private heated pool, complimentary bar and breathtaking surrounding views. Why not take a look at our Insight about fine wine in South Africa for more information about the Delaire Graff Estate.

This epic trip ends in Johannesburg with two nights at the Marriott, staying in a Suite with views of the city. It is here that the clients will watch the third and final Test between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how we can create a similar, yet bespoke, South African experience for you.