Get more from Barcelona

By Chris Parnham.

The ACE team just returned home from Barcelona where they managed a Partner Conference for one of their law clients.

After considering a number of destinations, Barcelona was selected as it is renowned as a truly inspiring business destination. It’s a serious city, but it has a terrific climate, a positive outlook, and a glorious beach. It also has some of the most exciting event venues and experiences in Europe.

ACE recommended the hotel W, a real landmark on the coast of Barcelona. With state-of-the art conference facilities, the best sea views in town, this is truly a hotel for inspiring minds.

But rather than confirm one of the W’s terrific meeting rooms, and because the client’s brief was to make the conference different, we chose to have their main meeting in the hotel’s restaurant, Salt. This space benefits from beach views, a covered terrace and a none of the trappings of a typical conference room.

ACE designed an intimate meeting space, in the former restaurant, which complimented the theme of the content, which was around personal story telling, as a route to improvement and success.

Away from the serious business of the day, and to encourage networking, and some well-earned down-time, ACE organised a beach BBQ, a stunning dinner at One Ocean Club, early morning yoga and beach runs and an afternoon’s sailing.

Chris Parnham, MD of ACE was there to help deliver this event, and said, “Barcelona is our number one destination for the second year running, and we know and love it like a second home, so we are able to secure the very best venues, experiences and deals for our clients who want to visit there. The destination is inspiring, and as always, the ACE team added some truly unique experiences and elements to this event to ensure it was impactful and memorable.”