Variety is the spice of life

If variety is the spice of life, as the proverb goes, then our most recent familiarisation (FAM) trip organised by OGL Meetings in Catalonia showed us that we can offer clients just that! We were taken to the beautiful inland area of Olot, set deep in dramatic volcanic landscapes, the lovely coastal town of nearby Lloret de Mar and the cultural gem that is the city of Girona, all within easy reach of each other and locations that could be combined into one corporate event or trip with ease. We’ve handpicked the best of the tour for you and believe that the contrasts in areas and places would really make for an exciting event or corporate trip.

We loved the rural hotel Mas Garganta in Olot, which would provide the perfect escape for smaller groups and/or events related to Slow Movin’, our packages that offer a greater focus on well-being and mindfulness. The area also boasts the two-starred Michelin restaurant, Les Cols. From the outside, the restaurant might look like any other typical Catalan farmhouse, but once inside it becomes clear that this is a very unique place with award winning interior design and architectural features. There is a space designed for larger events in the garden, which blends seamlessly into the surrounding nature and volcanic landscape.

In the wonderful, lively city and cultural hub of nearby Girona there is a fantastic Congress centre where, as a bonus feature, you can be taken on a Game of Thrones tour, since many of the scenes in the series were filmed in the city’s historical centre! The magnificent dining table is from Casa Maso, the former home of a Catalan architect and still exactly the same. Fabulous small dinners can be arranged here.

If the sea calls and your event is a big one, then the coastal town of Lloret del Mar is just down the road and more geared up towards hosting larger conferences and groups. We visited and loved the spectacular Jardines de Santa Clotilde, a great spot for private events and visits. For smaller groups we were very impressed with the charming old monastery, San Pere del Bosc, a hotel with 19 rooms a restaurant and a chapel, that provides a wonderful space for events.