Wates – Incentive Travel

Wates, one of the UK’s leading building and construction companies, appointed Paragon to run an incentive trip for 42 guests.

Location: Budapest
Client: Wates
Industry: Construction
# Delegates: 42

Background:
Our Client approached us early in the New Year to develop a loyalty and networking trip for their top clients and contractors, which included a whole range of unique experiences and choice of activities.

Paragon’s Role:
Paragon operated the entirety of the trip, pitching numerous destinations before settling on the perfect location. We needed to find somewhere under 4 hours from the UK, with plenty of activities, culture and venues to visit – all within budget.

As a large part of this trip revolved around the activities, all of which were optional, a large part of the organisation of this trip involved guest liaison and diary management. Our team made sure every element was catered for, so each of our groups could attend their chosen activity without missing out other elements – nothing was an either or!

Our team also worked hard to ensure that travel and accommodation were stress free for our Client’s in-house team, organising Business Class flights from all over the UK, across the two days. On arrival, guests were chauffeured by luxury cars to their hotel, where Paragon provided their own check-in desk – ensuring a smooth check-in, without language barriers or complications.

The Event:
On the first evening the guests enjoyed a private drinks reception and a welcome presentation at the hotel, as they settled in and networked with their fellow delegates.

After a brief welcome and presentation by our Clients, the group then walked over the significant Széchenyi Chain Bridge, to fine within a luxury private room at the Fisherman’s Bastion.

The next day guests experienced a private city tour before choosing an activity of their choice in the afternoon. Options included spa treatments at the Szechenyi thermal baths, a tour of the opera house, strudel tasting, a visit of Margaret Island, a bringo tour or a visit to the house of horrors.

For an additional touch of luxury, guests were given the option of having their hair professionally done prior to an opulent Gala dinner in the evening, where they were treated to a private performance by the Hungarian National Ballet, before moving on to after-dinner drinks.

Truly a night to remember!

If you’re interested in incentive travel, gala dinners or similar, please contact us with your brief now. A member of our team will be in touch!

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