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ITCM Visits

ITCM Visits

Add mystery and magic to group events

Langley Castle exterior

Roger St. Pierre reports from a 14thC castle in Northumberland

How much more magical could you want your next meeting venue to be? Set close to a fast road 30 miles west of the bustling metropolis of Newcastle upon Tyne, yet turning the clock back to the mystical days of knights of old, Langley Castle has been transformed into a wonderfully welcoming country-house-style hotel that was voted ‘Britain’s Best Small Hotel’ in 2007 and again in 2011.

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Ellenborough Park is a 400 yr-old Cotswold MICE venue

Ellenborough Park nightime exterior

Michelle Chenery reports on great food and challenging team-building

A shoulder and back massage in a delightful country house hotel spa in winter; then sitting by a log fire with piping hot tea and buttered scones melting in your mouth; - these are delights at any time but all the more enjoyable when you really feel you have earned them after a strenuous outdoor team-building competitions.

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Oh, groups will like to be beside the seaside

Walpole Bay hotel Margate exterior with vintage cars

Roger St. Pierre visits a unique property on the Kent coast

A renaissance of Britain’s seaside is taking place. Corporate planners are looking anew at resorts that are at long last getting their acts back together. Take the Kentish town of Margate, for example. The turn-round of the past half-decade has been phenomenal. Streets are clean and tidy, flowerbeds are well tended and facilities have been refurbished and given a new lick of paint. Property prices – not so long ago among the country’s lowest – have experienced a very real hike.

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Toulouse – the Pink City of Midi Pyrénées

Toulouse

Roger St. Pierre savours the incentive delights of France’s hi-tech powerhouse

Locals lovingly call it ‘The Pink City’. Actually, the ubiquitous bricks of Toulouse’s classic facades are more like orange in colour, but, hey, let’s not quibble. They make this an undeniably handsome city, imbued with a real sense of importance –more a mini-capital than a provincial outpost.

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Gateway to Milan’s art, culture and gastronomy

Hotel Principe di Savoia exterior

Michelle Chenery reports on a stay at the Hotel Principe di Savoia

Hotel Principe di Savoia is a member of the Dorchester Collection. It not only offers truly 5-star luxury and cuisine in a central location in Milan, but it knows exactly how to offer all the best of the city’s culture and art so that group organisers can not only see their groups enjoying it all, but can themselves be relaxed enough to enjoy it with them.
If any company feels that its personnel deserve the best for surviving the recession or achieving exceptional results, then the Principe di Savoia of Milan must be on the shortlist of venues to reward for past successes and inspire future successes.


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