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Are you considering investing in corporate hospitality? Find out the reasons why you should be booking a hospitality package here.

There are a number of reasons why anyone looking to cement a business deal or perhaps renew an existing contract should consider booking a corporate hospitality package. Treating both new and existing clients to a hospitality package can be a large investment. However, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should be booking hospitality now!

First things first, let's talk about what corporate hospitality really is…

What is Corporate Hospitality?

Many of our clients use corporate hospitality to build strong relationships with their customers and partners. It could be as simple as treating your guests to a fine dining experience or providing them with live sporting action or meticulously curated entertainment, usually consisting of live music and spectacles.

You could, of course, choose to go a more extravagant route and pull out all the stops on your guests to make sure that they have an unforgettable experience. Whichever way you decide to go, corporate hospitality is all about making good impressions and showing your guests the lengths that you are willing to go, to do something special and thoughtful for them to demonstrate your interest.

Think of it as an investment. It might require you to spend a little bit more money, put in a bit of extra time and effort, but in the end you will reap the rewards. The bottom line here is to show your guests that you’ve thought about them and what they might like by choosing events that you know they will enjoy.

Here are just some of the reasons you should book a hospitality package:

An Exceptional First Impression

As someone who is well versed in the corporate world, you will know how much first impressions mean when it comes to sealing a new business relationship. Showing your best qualities and giving it all from the very start is absolutely paramount upon meeting a new client or investor. It will most likely set the tone for the remainder of the time you will spend with them and going beyond the standard expectations of a host will make a huge difference in the way your guests perceive you and your business.

Building and Maintaining Relationships to Last a Lifetime

Think about what it would feel like if you got invited to a meeting and from the moment you stepped your foot through the door, it was clear the host hadn’t really put much thought or effort into how to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Would you be tempted into going into business with them, or even giving them another chance at creating a good impression? Probably not. It works the same way with your guests. Some people might not be phased by glitz and glamour, of course, but it’s best to play it safe and make sure that you have a packaged deal in place, to show your potential business partners a good time.

A Marketing Opportunity for your Business

By choosing a well-suited hospitality package, making sure that your guests are well taken care of and their needs are met, you are demonstrating to any potential clients that you are willing to do what it takes when it comes to your business, as well as theirs, which makes it a great marketing opportunity that you should be sure to take advantage of. Other companies will quickly learn that you are willing to roll up your sleeves, put in the effort and will stand firmly, head and shoulders above your competition.

Entertainment

A good corporate hospitality package comes with a variety of entertainment. This could be anything from live music and dance shows to sporting events (our personal favourite). Arranging for your guests to have an experience they will not forget is important; when it comes to doing business, it’s easy to forget that the people on the other side are just that, people. By investing in a hospitality event, you will find that your guests will have an easier time relaxing and generally enjoying themselves, allowing you to build a stronger bond to last for years to come.

Return on Investment

Whether we like to admit it or not, having a little incentive in the form of financial gain in organising corporate hospitality events makes them just that little bit better. Laying out a spread and inviting them to various events sees a very positive ROI, at the end of the day. Being a great host helps not only your business to flow more smoothly, but also encourages spending at the event itself, meaning you are likely to end up with more cash in your pocket than the money you invest.

Some ideas for Corporate Hospitality that we think you might like

Over the years of working with various businesses on different events, we have seen some amazing and innovative ideas for corporate hospitality. The events that end up being the most talked about usually include some sort of interactive activity to keep the guests entertained. This helps to keep them feeling included and cared for, and allows them to take over and steal the limelight if they choose.

Our love of and enthusiasm toward sporting events, in particular, is no great secret. Whatever your clients and investors are into, from cricket to rugby, we have it all. Head on over to our Events page if you don't believe us and find out for yourself.

Our premium hospitality offering The Green Room can be found at rugby, horse racing, cricket and motorsport events. Hosted by sporting legends such as Mike Tindall, Lawrence Dallaglio, Darren Gough and Sir AP McCoy this hospitality facility is a cut above the rest.

If you’re looking for a corporate hospitality event, Hospitality Finder has everything that you’re looking for. We can advise on the best packages to suit you, the events that you will get the most out of and the additional options that we can offer with any of our deals. Get in touch today on 0844 247 8998 to speak to one of our advisors, or contact us here.

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