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Visit Abu Dhabi – Dubai’s Refined and Stunning Neighbour

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The immense wealth that’s associated with Abu Dhabi wasn’t always prevalent, however, and as recently as the 1950s its struggling economy relied mainly on the pearl industry. With the discovery of oil in 1958, however, its wealth has soared and it’s now the richest emirate in a country that has one of the highest levels of GDP per capita in the world.

Since Abu Dhabi’s huge economic upturn in the last 60 years, there’s been a concentrated effort on increasing tourism. However, while its glitzy neighbour, Dubai, is all about partying and glamour, Abu Dhabi is more focused on culture, and with its palatial architecture sitting on the crystal-clear waters of the Persian Gulf, the sites are stunning.

Abu Dhabi luxury travel

The preservation of its enlightened history and culture is at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s tourism drive. As such, there’s a whole host of intriguing and unique activities that can be enjoyed. From taking a desert safari or relaxing on the golden sand beaches, to visiting the Saadiyat Cultural District and the beautifully made mosques, there’s so much on offer that takes the breath away.

The emirate is also filled with universities, galleries and museums including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which was constructed in agreement with France. Additionally, there’s a classical music season, running from October to May, in which internationally renowned conductors and musicians perform in a series of eclectic and coveted performances.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Another example of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to tourism is its Grand Prix and accompanying exceptional Formula 1 hospitality experience. The Yas Marina Circuit was constructed with no expenses spared, reportedly costing more than $1 billion, and as such, is arguably the most impressive circuit on the F1 tour. The course is the centrepiece of a modern development on Yas Island, which also includes luxury hotels, shopping centres, golf courses and three theme parks. Ultra-comfortable facilities and high-end Grand Prix hospitality suites take the viewing experience to a new level and the circuit is also one of only three twilight races on the F1 calendar, which provides an absolutely stunning sunset backdrop to the race.

We recently organised the trip of a lifetime for some valued clients who will be enjoying this year’s race from the all-new Deck at Nine luxury hospitality suite, over three days. The open-air VIP terrace gives panoramic vistas over the track presenting incredible views of the action. We’ve booked our guests to stay at the renowned Shangri-La hotel, a five-star, luxury oasis in the heart of the action and we’ve organised three business conferences for the group, as well as all executive transfers throughout the stay.

From its heritage, culture and beautiful scenery, to the luxury hotels, restaurants and experiences on offer, Abu Dhabi really is a destination that we recommend visiting. Easy access to Dubai is another draw and gives the opportunity to enjoy a livelier scene if desired. To book your own bespoke trip to this opulent emirate, or to sort out your 2023 Grand Prix package, please get in touch with us here. We’d love to hear from you and can take care of all elements of your experience, meaning you don’t need to think about a thing.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

Kempinski Hotel Des Bains, San Moritz

Snow Polo St Moritz 2022 Experience

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 the Kempinski Hotel Des Bains Residences are included within this package.

Throughout your time in St Moritz, you will be staying in the hotels Piz Languard Residence. A luxuriously equipped 125 sqm ground floor, one-bedroom residence with Alpine style décor and furnishings, dining area with open plan kitchen, generous closet space, en-suite bathroom with rain shower and bathtub, private terrace with panoramic views of the Engadin Valley. This particular residence is perfect for two guests wanting to enjoy all of the magnificence that St Moritz offers during the Snow Polo.

The Kempinski Residences, St. Moritz offer the ultimate luxury and exclusivity in a stunning location at the heart of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy exclusive 5-star hotel services and amenities of the adjacent Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz, alongside the privacy, comfort and convenience that comes with a spacious, personal residence for you and your guests.

Snow Polo St Moritz 2022 Experience

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.

A frequent shuttle service is in operation during your stay to take you back and forth from the event and your Kempinski Residence. Should you require any assistance whilst in St Moritz, Blend Group will be on hand at all times. With a multitude of fine dining restaurants and atmospheric bars to go to, please get in touch to see how we can assist further.