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Each experience we deliver is carefully crafted by our dedicated team of travel & event experts; nothing is “off the shelf”.

We have a little black book of contacts across all four corners of the globe, helping us to give your experience that extra boost to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

We are Four Corners: a boutique prize & event agency 

Each experience we deliver is carefully crafted by our dedicated team of travel & event experts; nothing is “off the shelf”.

We have a little black book of contacts across all four corners of the globe, helping us to give your experience that extra boost to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

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We are proud to work with big brands from around the world, and deliver results they love.

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Bucket List Adventures You Just Can’t Miss

by | Mar 16, 2017

There’s something about Spring that invigorates-it makes you want to peel off the layers, do a few warm-up lunges and get out there for an adventure! So, with that in mind, we’ve been out unlocking our favourite new global adventures: consider them for a wacky incentive itinerary, stand out competition destination, or perhaps your next holiday escape…

Helicopter over an Active Volcano in Hawaii

Feel the radiating heat from an active volcano as you soar over the volcanic landscape of Hawaii on a helicopter ride of your life, with our friends over at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters! Peer into the depths of the craters, take in the spill of the lava and swoop over lush green vegetation and tropical waterfalls. Cool off afterwards with Rainbow Shave Ice, Obama style. The Shave Ice at Waiola Shave Ice comes highly recommended.

Fatbiking Alaska

The great open road, breath-taking scenery and quite cool to boot, what’s not to love about Fatbiking….in Alaska? It’s taking the country by storm so why not see what all the fuss is about and follow the trail from Glen Alps: it will feel like you’re pedalling through a Snowglobe! You can rent a bike from Trek for between $40 and $80.  Happy pedals! (Photo courtesy of Matt Hage at Hage Photo, Anchorage, Alaska)

Cosy up to a Sloth in Costa Rica

Did you know it takes up to 30 days for a Sloth to digest just one leaf? Find out more about the cuddliest animals in the happiest place on the planet: Costa Rica. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast and get up close and personal with rescued sloths. A behind the scenes tour will see you visiting incubator sloth babies and the “Slothpital”, where injured sloths recover.

Wreck Diving in Coron, The Philippines

According to Dive Magazine, Coron Bay in the Philippines offers the best wreck diving in Southeast Asia. The wrecks (a Japanese warship amongst them) are mostly intact and have some amazing artefacts for you to discover, from deckhouses to lookout perches, and portholes which allow you glimpses of the original cabins: all this plus the added bonus of some amazing sea life.

The Christmas Edition!

by | Nov 16, 2016

It’s nearly that time of year: out come the Christmas decs, in come the bad jumpers…it’s our most favourite time! Our gift to you this Christmas are some ideas to make this one super special from travel and food to entertaining…enjoy!

Jingle Your Bells at a Christmas Market in Sweden

Renowned for their commitment to creating Hygge (a state of lovely cosiness, on your own or with people you like) the Scandis know how to Christmas in style-check out our favourite Christmas markets in Gothenburg.feskekorka-1761866_640

Running from 20 Nov to 30 Dec, you’ll be blown away by ‘Scandinavia’s Christmas city’, with 3km of illuminations in the ‘Lane of Light’

beneath more than five million fairy lights and no less than four Christmas markets – Liseberg, Haga, the Röda Sten Art Centre and at Gustaf Adolf’s torg…it’s a must do. Grab a glass of glögg and sample the smoked sausage, reindeer meat and Swedish candy as you browse the gorgeous handicrafts and decorations on the Christmas stalls.

Travel tips-fly into Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, which leaves a half hour bus journey to the centre. Check out the Avalon hotel in the centre of Gothenburg-there’s a glass rooftop pool to die for! It’s a great destination for a Christmas themed competition promotion so keep in mind for 2017.

New York in the Holidays

brooklyn-bridge-1791001_640Is it just us, or do all those American Christmas films make you feel like New York is the best place ever to spend Christmas? We’ve run a good few travel incentives and corporate events in New York but nothing beats it at Christmas! Here’s our top 3 things to do in the Big Apple during the festive season:

  • Meander down Gingerbread Boulevard in Madison Square Park-a candy covered village of life sized ginger bread houses! Enjoy the complimentary chocolates and coffee!
  • Join the slightly controversial charity bar crawl Santacon (it may or may not go ahead due to Republican opposition!)-keep up to date at @SantaCon
  • Go Ice skating at the Bryant Park Rink in the Bank of America Winter village-a Winter wonderland of shopping, eating and skating!

Best Christmas Lunch in London Town

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Can’t face the piles of pans? Or looking for a way to reward your team for their hard work? The Four Corners team love the London stalwart Dean Street Townhouse and it’s perfect for a twinkly, delicious lunch (decadent terrines, drunken trifles, traditional puds and roast beef…what could be better?.)

Makeover Month!

by | Sep 12, 2016

We’ve got Makeovers on our minds this month because we’re working on a brand new Four Corners website and identity; so with that in mind, we’ve dedicated this post to some of the coolest makeovers in the world from cutting edge hotels, to the best place to get yourself a whole new body! Enjoy!

HOT BODY MAKEOVER IBIZA

Beach fitIf you fancy treating your winners or your team to a whole new “them”, check out The Body Camp, Ibiza. Kate Winslet’s Yoga instructor coupled with some bad-ass Bootcamp style training can be found in a stunning hilltop villa setting-you’ll kick start your days with a sunrise walk and Superfood Shots, then take up the pace a notch with weight training and body toning poolside. http://thebodycamp.com/

COOLEST HOTEL REVAMP (WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST EVER CHANEL SPA!)

chanelThe world’s first ever Chanel Spa, an underground tunnel to allow guests to move unnoticed from their car to their room, 274 chandeliers, 5 boutiques, 95 shop windows plus a Concept Store….the iconic Ritz Paris back in business. The Ritz Paris unveiled its new look this Summer to much anticipation after a renovation shrouded in secrecy! Step through their door: http://www.ritzparis.com/en-GB

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Like the experiences we deliver, we know it’s important to keep things fresh and ahead of the curve in the style stakes, so over the past few weeks our designers & techies have been busy retooling under the hood of our website and building us a beautiful new brand identity! The Grand Reveal is coming soon!

 

4 Celebrity Pads You Can Rent!

by | Apr 26, 2016

We often get asked what our ideal holiday location would be and it’s a tough one- a stilt house in the Gambia, a tree pod in New South Wales? So many options, so little time! One thing that does always appeal, seeming ever so decadent and somewhat out of reach, is a sleepover at a celebrity pad. Here are some of our favourites…david bowie

David Bowie’s Mandalay, Mustique

Fans of the late legend David Bowie can now rent his former Mustique hill top retreat, Mandalay Estate. Thought to cost a cool $40, 000 per week in low season & $70, 000 a week in high season, Mandalay, now said to be owned by a British millionaire, is set in 6.2 acres and comes complete with its own infinity pool, waterfalls and celebrity neighbors with Mustique a firm favorite of the royal family and Mick Jagger. http://www.mandalayestate.com/ 

Donna Karan’s The Sanctuary, Turks and Caicosbeach-890684_960_720

Donna Karan’s family estate, The Sanctuary, is located on a private island called Parrot Cay, off Turks and Caicos. The estate is home to the main house and two further properties all with their own pool. Packed with antiques collected by Donna herself on her travels, the Sanctuary offersits guests a personal chef, a housekeeper and
butler! http://www.comohotels.com/parrotcay/private-estate/sanctuary

 

 Welcombe Mouth and Marsland (Medium)Kirstie Allsop’s Meadowgate,  Devon

A little closer to home, & infinitely more home spun, you can rent Meadowgate, Kirstie Allsop’s beautiful ‘Homemade Home’. Found in beachy seclusion minutes from Welcombe Mouth, the property has open fires, an AGA, fat sofas and a sitting room filled with Kirstie’s home-made crafts! You can rent Meadowgate for between £1935 – £3507 per week.

And finally…Julie Andrew’s Rubber House, New York

rubYou won’t need a spoon full of sugar to improve your stay in this one (sorry…). Ms. Andrews famously owned the Rubber House which can now be rented via Airbnb. Nestled in the woods outside New York, the Rubber House is set in several acres and has its own dance with sprung wooden floors, plus a vaulted glass industrial kitchen (previous owners include a famous Choreographer and a chef).  Now a creative retreat, the house rents out at £180 per night. http://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1763212

The Best Places in the World to Eat Italian Food

by | Dec 18, 2015

Clearly with the Italians being culinary masters, the scope for amazing Italian food globally is massive, but here are just 5 of our favourites to give you some inspiration! Destinations for a WOW competition prize or travel incentive?

La Prosciutteria Trevi, Rome

Well when in Rome…this amazing little  wine and proscuttio bar does an amazing line in sharing plates and some of the most authentic Italian food and super-friendly service you’ll find in Rome (which can be tricky in amongst the thousands of tourist trap establishments in the city.) Informal, busy and bustling this is THE place for a light meal or snack in true Roman style.

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Del Posto New York

A completely different proposition, Del Posto is a well-deserved face about town in NYC. Serving refined Italian food in glitzy surroundings (complete with Grand Piano and impressive-but-pricey wine list), Del Posto’s menu boasts everything from veal alla Saltimbocca to wild striped bass, but it’s the pasta that’s a must.

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Theo Randall at The Intercontinental, London

Of his rustic Italian offering on London’s Park Lane, Theo Randall says: “My menu is made up of the same simple rustic dishes I enjoy when I go to Italy – unfussy yet utterly delicious, a million miles away from the complicated fancy fare you would normally expect to eat in Park Lane.” It seems everyone else agrees, with the restaurant winning Best Italian Restaurant of the Year from the London Restaurant Awards. Awards aside, check out the blue lobster linguine and rack of lamb on the A La Carte menu.

La Madia Sicily

Apparently one of Jason Atherton’s favourite restaurants, La Madia is a tiny little gem of a restaurant in Licata, Sicily. Michelin starred but unpretentious, the stars of its menu are the black pig and the octopus. The chef specialises in new takes on the classics and without fail, La Madia gets amazing reviews….a must-do.

Cotogna, San Francisco

This contemporary-rustic eatery serves amazing wood-fired pizzas, spit roasted meats and freshly made pasta. You’ll find it on San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square and it guarantees delicious food in fun, informal surroundings in one of our favourite cities.

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Weekend Ideas for Busy People

by | Dec 14, 2015

Weekend Ideas for Busy People (our Christmas gift to you!)

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With the Christmas Countdown clock ticking, the frenzy of Christmas shopping in full flow, why not slow down the pace and have a lazy day to yourself? Here are 3 of our favourite lazy days in London to help you take your foot off the gas.….our Christmas gift to you!

Happy relaxing!

Katy

Maltby Street Food Market & Brunch at St Johns Bakery

Maltby Street Food Market

What could be nicer than a lazy brunch and a meander round a food market? One of our favourite London food markets, you’ll find Maltby Street nestled in the railway arches of the Ropewalk, Bermondsey. A foodie heaven Maltby has, hands down, some of the best food stalls in the capital: The London Honey Company, Little Bread Pedlar, Natoora, Neal’s Yard dairy and many more. Stop off for breakfast or brunch at St John’s Bakery-check out their amazing bacon sandwiches and custard doughnuts (seriously a little piece of heaven). Find out more on their Facebook page . For something more substantial have a leisurely lunch in the arches at 40 Maltby Street.

Read our blog for news on great venues and other dining experiences.

Sail Down Regent’s Canal

(& Sunday Lunch at a 19th Century Coach House)

Canal boat at Little Venice

Take the water bus from Little Venice to Camden Lock and meander through Central London on water. Cheap as chips and letting you take in the sights of London Zoo, quirky narrowboats and the swanky pads off Regent’s Park, it’s the perfect way to avoid the traffic and the crowds. Hop off at Camden Market and get a bus (or a long walk!) up to The Bull & Last, a 19th Century Coach House turned North London gastro pub, just a stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath.

(We recommend the rib tickling roast beef and Yorkshire puddings followed by a couple of salted caramel truffles). If you have a guest of the canine variety, treat them to a bone marrow snack or pig’s ear! Walk off the calories and take in some of the best views in London with a stroll on the Heath.

Bull and Last - Photography by Kang L

Photography by Kang L

We can always give you a good recommendation for eating out in London-drop us a line at hello@wearefourcorners.com

Learn How to Make Pasta

(at La Cucina Caldesi)

Fresh Pasta Making

I’m assured by my “chefly” friends and colleagues that cooking can be very relaxing….Clearly this one is not aimed at people like me, but if you dream of making buttery pasta the traditional way and find nothing more enjoyable than stirring, kneading, steaming and tasting, then a weekend cookery course at central London Italian cookery school La Cucina Caldesi could be for you.

Caldesi Cookery School

If pasta doesn’t float your boat you could spend the day cooking specialities from Amalfi, creating tapas platters or making macaroons in the company of some great chefs.

But, if you’d rather be just eating amazing pasta than making it, you can check out our “Best Places in the World to Eat Italian” guide.

We keep our ear to the ground on great London experiences, so if you need some help or inspiration give us a call on 0207 613 2444.

Four Corners Supports the NSPCC

by | Dec 1, 2015

As you know we have a Yorkshire office as well as a London one and this year, we are pleased to be supporting an amazing initiative which helps children across Yorkshire.

The annual Snowball, this year held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, is a charity bash that raises much needed funds for projects and charities such as the Children’s Cancer Care at St. James Hospital, Leeds, Riding for the Disabled – Throstle Nest RDA Group, Bradford, and  the Leeds General Infirmary Children’s Outpatients Department Browning House, Leeds.

Proceeds have helped buy everything from iPads to be used by children in hospital, to a new shower cubicle in a family residential facility at Eckersley House, which supports the families of sick children.

Every guest at the ball brings an unwrapped Christmas gift to be donated and distributed to local children by the NSPCC.

NSPCC Snowball

We hope you’ll forgive this shameless shout out for these amazing charities and initiatives, but it IS Christmas! If you’d like to find out more about their work or find out how you can support them, visit:

NSPCC – Celebrate and give

Sick Children Trust

St James’s University Hospital

3 Unexpected Christmas Competition Ideas for a Last Minute Promo!

by | Nov 18, 2015

It’s right about now when brands clamour to be first to reach their consumers with a stand- out Christmas marketing campaign-so how do you get noticed amongst all that noise?

You’ve hopefully been planning your promotional Christmas campaign for a while, but if not, and you’re still seeking inspiration and a quick fix, here is our Four Corners shortlist of unexpected Christmas competition prize experiences that will get you noticed:

A Christmas Market with a Difference

I am the first one to race to the Christmas markets-the lure of the mulled wine, twinkly lights and festive goodies are just too much to resist, but with more and more people drawn to the more mainstream European offerings such as Munich and Prague, how can you give winners a truly unique experience? Valkenburg aan de Geul Christmas Market in Holland could be just the ticket. Being held this year from 13 November to 23 December 2015, 10am to 8pm daily, Valkenburg Market takes place in the maze of underground caves under a ruined castle! You can see Father Christmas in his house-complete with reindeer, cosy bedroom and Santa’s lounge! Stallholders selling hand blown glass decorations, Belgian Chocolates and a heap of other artisan Christmas gifts make this is a one-off magical Christmas experience.

When you’re ready to take a break and enjoy some Dutch hospitality, dinner and wine tasting in Wijncafe’s private cave is a must!

A Christmas Market with a Difference

Only a short hop to Maastricht Aachen Airport or Calais, Rotterdam ports for the ferry, Valkenburg’s a whole lot of festive fun for your winners with minimal travel hassle.

If you need more information or have a specific location in mind for a Christmas competition our team will be able to advise you. Contact them at hello@wearefourcorners.com

Learn to Build an Igloo…and sleep in it!

Our team have often voted for Canada in the “what’s your favourite place in the world?” debate and as a winter destination it’s pretty much perfect-alpine slopes, fantastic skiing, breath-taking wildlife and scenery…we could go on. But we were intrigued to hear about a Winter Camping course run by the guys at The Canada West Mountain School in Vancouver. You could see your winners embark on a once in a lifetime adventure learning to Winter Snow Camp: they’ll learn the skills needed for overnight winter camping, including basic survival techniques and even Avalanche skills training! And the best bit…they’ll get to build an igloo and sleep in it!

Image courtesy of Canada West Mountain School

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Christmas on Stilts

This is a bit of a curved ball-we know most people like to cosy up with a roaring fire, get out the crackers and party hats and eat ‘til they pop at Christmas, but for those who long for sunnier climes, we suggest Mandina Lodges in The Gambia. The Gambia is blessed with virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures-and even better-no rain, from November to June.  Mandina has a well-established (and deserved) reputation for a luxury rustic experience: with deluxe lodges in the heart of the bush you can choose from Jungle, Mangrove, Floating or Stilted Lodges! Al fresco dining, amazing wildlife and a three-storey viewing tower overlooking the creek will make for an unforgettable Christmas! Contact us on 0207 613 2444 for more information.

Have You Ever Dined in the Sky?

by | Oct 30, 2015

We recently worked with a client on a press launch which offered media a truly once in a lifetime gastronomic experience. Looking for something a bit different with “man appeal” (!), which really drove home the brand ethos of a new fragrance, this jaw dropping event saw 20 journalists dining in the sky over London’s South Bank! If you haven’t heard about this unique dining platform already, Dinner in the Sky sees some of London’s best chefs and their restaurants “move house” to serve 22 diners per sitting at a sky table suspended 25 meters in the air! The journalists enjoyed a champagne and canapés extravaganza which generated some great Twitter chat, some of which you can see here:

This amazing pop-up restaurant concept is created for only for a short period of time in the capital.

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Could this be the Coolest New Speak Easy in London?

by | Sep 30, 2015

We’re lucky enough to get to travel to some far-flung places in the quest to run brilliant events and in competition with the glamour an overseas destination, good old Blighty can get forgotten; but the latest offering from Des MacDonald, Frontier Room, is one of the London gems that gives us and our clients good reason to consider staying a little closer to home.

Frontier Room

We love this cool speak easy style bar/restaurant because of its focus on phenomenal cocktails and modern BBQ food. By “invite only” (i.e. call in advance) this is a great option for an “in the know” London competition experience and with its laid back vibe works well for an edgy media get together. (open Wednesday-Saturdays)

On the Speak easy front, it faces stiff competition from The Discount Suit Company, an established competitor near Spitalfields Market. Brought to you by the same guys who were responsible for All Star Lanes and Mixology Events, this intimate venue has a brilliant atmosphere and with cocktails such as “Juan for the Road” and “The Grapes & Grain” it’s a venue as novel as its drinks!

p.s. On the subject of cocktails-and as a slight aside-our team night out recently took us to our old favourite 69 Colebrook Row and we think it takes some beating on the cocktail front: secreted away on the backstreets of Islington, this North London stalwart even has a cocktail lab upstairs! It has an easy jazz bar vibe and is perhaps one for you and your friends rather than big splash event due to its dinky size! Why not try it out and let us know what you think? Booking essential!

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