The “traditional” conference plans may check all the boxes, but for events that guests will actually remember, being different counts. It’s with this in mind that Club Med has curated a number of extra-ordinary venues and experiences to help organizers elevate their plans with its “Exclusive Collection.”
“Our goal with the Exclusive Collection is to offer event and meeting planners unique and breathtaking destinations that will truly make an impression on their attendees,” says Maria Chung, Business Development Manager for Club Med, based in Toronto.
Club Med’s collection spans a number of top-tier resorts. Among them are the all-inclusive Michès Playa Esmeralda in the Caribbean; Club Med Cefalù, overlooking Italy’s iconic Cefalù Bay; and Club Med La Plantation d’Albion, situated along the coast of Mauritius in East Africa.
“The resorts we’ve hand-picked for our Exclusive Collection are a good fit for companies looking for upscale accommodations, personalized service, and refined cuisine for their events,” notes Chung. “Whether you are reserving a section of the resort or buying out the entire resort, groups have access to all areas of the resort, and we will tailor event space to meet their specific needs.”
Club Med’s collection of Exclusive Collection Spaces are equally enticing. They include up-scale and idyllic meeting venues within the Club Med luxury resort in Punta Cana and Club Med Cancun Yucatan, to name a few. Each venue and meeting space can be tailored to reflect an organization’s image and message, and each offers a sense of privacy that is conducive to focused, impactful programming.
“Privacy means more than being the only group in a certain space,” adds Chung. “For us, it’s giving our corporate groups access to a private pool and bar for events, exclusive company branding, and personalized and attentive service.”
While one-of-a-kind locations help draw crowds, it’s the activities inside and outside of meeting and conference hours that make an impact. To that end, every destination within Club Med’s Exclusive Collection comes with one-of-a-kind dining experiences, unique entertainment options, and on-site “G.O.” teams who will work with planners to coordinate and lead a wide range of team-building activities.
“We have many original activities designed to develop team spirit, spark innovative thinking and build interpersonal working relationships,” says Chung. “From the wide array of fun things to do in Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil to a range of wellness treatments, our aim is to help planners fill their itinerary with experiences that their guests will talk about long after they return home.”
Those looking to take their event off land also have options. Club Med’s Exclusive Collection includes multiple cruise opportunities, including summer voyages in the Mediterranean and winter voyages in the Caribbean.
All told, add Chung, there’s an advantage to being different: “We know the meeting and event community have many options, and we also know that a majority of them are looking for partners that can offer something unique, reputable, and memorable that also stays within their budget,” says Chung, adding, “It’s a hard balance to strike, but it’s what our Exclusive Collection is designed to do.”
Learn more about Club Med’s Exclusive Collection