Challenge

Find a prestigious hotel capable of hosting the 700 participants, while offering the highest levels of service, in an exciting and rewarding location with a varied range of activities.

Brief / Needs Solutions/Benefits
Accommodate all the participants within a single hotel to provide an exclusive setting to the guests Buy-out the 334 rooms & suites of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort , all with terraces and 75% with sea view.
Privatisation of function spaces for the duration of the event:

  • Networking and information area. 
  • Many work spaces reserved for Gartner’s event teams
 
  • Salle Columbia (324sqm) transformed into a hospitality lounge offering attendees refreshments and a central information point. 
  • Privatisation of the 1st floor of the hotel and its 10 breakout rooms (638sqm), all with natural daylight.
Organise a standing cocktail for the “Welcome Party” for 700 people within the hotel. Exclusive use of outdoor hotel areas around the lagoon and restaurants: the Blue Bay and the Orange Verte as well as the Blue Gin Bar, with live cooking and buffets offering a wide variety of menu choices.
Provide a lounge & trendy area for the guests to mingle and party every night.  Exclusive use of the Blue Gin Bar every evening from 18:30 with DJ, snooker table and sea front terrace. The main bar of the hotel being reknowned for its audacious creations and extraordinary cocktail range.
Organise the “launch” of the event and themed evening for 700 people in an offsite venue easily accessible from the hotel.  The themed party was hosted at the Grimaldi Forum, a 35,000sqm congress centre, located a 5-minute walk away from the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
Offer participants a wide range of “a la carte” activities. Within the resort Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (spa, wine tasting, water sports, golf and tennis) and through a destination management agency offsite activities: hikes, cruises, helicopter flights over Monaco, Ferrari tours…
Provide a suitable list of venues and restaurants in Monaco for the third evening for dinner at leisure From a brasserie style restaurant to the trendy Buddha Bar or the summer restaurant Las Brisas both owned by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, every ambiance or budget can be found in Monaco
Organise an unforgettable gala dinner for the closing evening. The glamourous and legendary Salle des Etoiles:a 1000sqm venue with an opening roof and an integrated high-tech stage and equipment. Entertainment throughout the evening with a concert and fireworks display.