Meet Me at Four Seasons: New Website Custom-Tailored to the Unique Needs of Event Planners Debuts
New search tools, group offers at a glance, and in-depth content make planning group events at Four Seasons easier than ever
Dubai, UAE, 26 June 2013 – Now boasting more than 1000 pages of content created especially for group planners, fourseasons.com/meeting_and_events is a one-stop shop for information and inspiration for putting together events that are both productive and memorable.
“Our group clients told us they wanted stress-free planning and we listened. Our new dedicated meetings and events website includes new and enhanced features, more detail in easy-to-use formats, and a wealth of inspiring ideas from around the world,” says Susan Helstab, executive vice president, marketing for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “It’s a dynamic, user-friendly site that will be updated continuously to ensure that meeting planners have the tools and information they need at their fingertips to organize extraordinary events.”
New features take the user experience to a new level, including:
· New search tools – by interest, by specifications, by destination – plus the capacity to easily compare up to three properties at a time
· Great group values – the very best meeting values to help planners achieve their ROI objectives
· Destination focused – more about each destination, on and off site venues, exclusive options for group activities, sample itineraries, air access and more
· User friendly – less clicks and more access to information – plus more options to share with colleagues means more time to planners
· Inspiration – lush photography illustrating real events held at Four Seasons properties around the world, with authentic ideas for décor, menus, activities and more
Four Seasons Meetings and Events in Depth
At Four Seasons, the optimal group experience and ROI converge. The new Four Seasons Meetings and Events website is the starting point for planning a bespoke event, from top executive business meetings to rewarding incentives, glittering galas, exclusive property buyouts, and much more.
Big ideas: Meeting planners will be inspired to think big while exploring the endless possibilities with stories about real events held at Four Seasons hotels and resorts all over the world. Beginning with what’s often the first decision – destination - beautiful photography and tantalizing descriptions are the conversation starters when working with expert Four Seasons event planners to create a uniquely authentic customized event or group program.
Venues range from lavish ballrooms to exclusive private dining rooms, floating cocktail parties, stunning palazzos and ancient ruins, and remote beaches begging for a fresh-caught seafood barbecue; group activities may include celebrity chef-led cooking classes, skywalking through a forest, an off-hours museum tour, or a private cliff-top concert.
But what about food? Creative food and beverage ideas are abundant on the new Four Seasons Meetings and Events website. Imaginative options range from customized pop up restaurants to a Bedouin-style desert feast, an all-night party on a Bollywood movie set, a sunset dinner high in the Rockies, an after-hours cocktail party in an art gallery, or even a picnic atop the Great Wall of China.
Size matters at Four Seasons: For small events, such as important meetings that require discreet service in a secure environment, Four Seasons boardrooms and Presidential Suites have hosted countless VIPs from rock stars to heads of state, and provide the ideal setting when it’s time to shake hands and sign on the dotted line. For those planning to host more than 500 people, 11 Four Seasons properties are ready to roll out the welcome mat, and if the outdoors are one’s preference, 14 properties can accommodate open-air banquets for more than 400 guests.
Where are we going next? It’s time to hit the road and explore the venues – all from the comfort of one’s desktop or mobile device. The search function now includes “By Interest,” showcasing options such as destinations with golf or opportunities for group volunteering. Planners can also search by specifications using an interactive capacities chart, and break out up to three locations for direct comparison.
When increased ROI and cost savings are the priority, the site’s Great Group Values section meets planners’ needs with the best offers available at Four Seasons, easily searchable by location and date.
Already have a location in mind? Every Four Seasons hotel and resort – including the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen in China - now has more detailed information from venues and capacities to sample itineraries, destination details including air access, great ideas for authentic and unique experiences, and a full property fact sheet downloadable with just a click.
Events that do more: Many Four Seasons hotels and resorts offer opportunities for groups to get involved in social responsibility programs, from planting trees to painting schools and learning about local conservation efforts. The new Four Seasons Meetings and Events website also details the many ways that clients and Four Seasons can work together to lessen their impact on the environment.
Putting together a proposed program and sharing ideas with colleagues has also never been easier – “share” buttons are peppered throughout the website, and key pages can easily be attached or linked.
Let’s Get Started
With 90 properties in 37 countries and more than 60 projects under development, Four Seasons offers a world of possibility for group planners. Check out fourseasons.com/meetings_and_events, send an online request for information, or connect with one of 17 Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Offices or a specific Four Seasons hotel or resort.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees - people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels and residences in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. With 90 properties in 37 countries, and more than 60 projects under development, Four Seasons continues to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on Four Seasons, visit http://press.fourseasons.com and follow on Twitter at @FourSeasonsPR.