MICE agents & Corporate clients were invited to a Taste of USA BBQ by representatives from across the brand’s portfolioInternational upscale boutique hospitality company Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants last night (Thursday, July 16th) hosted its annual UK Taste of the USA BBQ for MICE agents at glamorous London venue The Deck, in conjunction with its hotels from Miami, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco.
The evening was attended by more than 110 MICE agents and corporates. Guests had the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with Kimpton representatives from across its US portfolio, and catch up on Kimpton’s latest developments such as their newly refurbished EVENTI hotel in Manhattan, before enjoying a drinks reception and a traditional Taste of USA BBQ plus a big prize draw.
Lucky winners included Sylvain Bouteiller from Nexusvenue, who won a 3 day stay in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Charlotte Davies from FC Business Intelligence, who won a trip to New York to stay at the Eventi. A two-nights’ stay the funky Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach was won by Jason Harris from GlobalStar.
Kai Schömann, Owner of hotel republic ltd, who has managed the UK Sales team for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for the past 5 years, said: ‘This annual BBQ event is a great opportunity to introduce some of our best clients to our most important MICE hotels, from the East Coast to the West Coast. We were delighted with the attendance, with the likes of CCD, Grass Roots, Banks Sadler, Absolute Corporate Events, BCD, CWT, Number 20 Events, Avenue, Imagination and many of our other key clients from the important Corporate Travel segment.’