Corporates capitalise on change of scenery

More corporates are looking to change their incentive and group destinations every year rather than sticking to the traditional choices, says Constance Hotels and Resorts MICE sales manager, Juan Nel.

“We’ve definitely seen an increase especially for Constance Ephelia in Seychelles, which we attribute to the destination’s developing group offerings, but also to the interest in seeking alternative destinations. We’re also finding that more corporates are looking into reputable luxury properties.” 

That said, popular destinations such as Mauritius are still doing very well, he adds.

Constance Hotels & Resorts has a dedicated groups and incentives department that assists clients from the quoting stage up to booking and travelling.

“We provide added benefits to clients, depending on seasonality and destination, such as free room nights for every certain number of rooms booked. We also have various food outlets at our properties where groups can experience a different venue every night. We offer two championship golf courses in Mauritius and the only 18-hole championship golf course in Seychelles.”

Juan says the venue, Le Chassé, the group’s private hunting lodge between its two Mauritius properties, was recently upgraded to a bigger venue with more space.

“This private venue is at an exclusive location between two championship golf courses for those off-site group functions.”

He says for a comfortably seated dinner, the venue can take up to 150 people, with an extended floor and marquee set-up. There is also a bar and another covered veranda, which can be converted to a covered dance floor.