Charles 50: Congratulations on sailing into fifties!
October 10th/12th, 2014 - Venice
3 days of celebrations, 180 guests, 3 amazing locations, 2 music stars to sing happy birthday .... and a 160 million euro present!
These are the figures of the event that the wife of a British mobile phone millionaire organized in Venice to celebrate her husband's 50th birthday.
The guest of honour and other guests stayed at the Hotel Cipriani – taken over entirely for the weekend - where, on Friday night, the celebrations opened with the Welcome Reception held in the Granaries of the Republic. The highlight of the evening was a performance by Simon Le Bon, of Duran Duran fame and a family friend - accompanied by a fantastic show of aerial dance.
Saturday instead started with a lunch at Locanda Cipriani on Torcello and closed with a super event in one of the ancient Tese of the Venetian Arsenale. Dinner was a dizzying affair, served by models and aspiring actors instead of the classic waiters, with lounge music in the background by the internationally renowned French disc jockey Stephane Pompougnac and a performance by Gary Barlow of Take That.
Sunday was dedicated to sunbathing in the gardens of the Hotel Cipriani, and relaxing poolside while watching the bespoke synchronized swimming routine in the pool organized by friends. Lunch featured a special menu, with 1960's themed dishes and flavours in honour of the birthday boy, born in 1964.
Before leaving Venice, the guests had one last evening to enjoy: dinner and partying on board the new super yacht which was the ultimate birthday present.
The event was designed and created, down to the smallest detail, by the British Massive Creative Events Agency who in turn engaged Nexa's services for the reception of guests and the logistics management. For Nexa this meant three months dedicated to meetings and site inspections with the British colleagues, the staff selection according to the very detailed guidelines provided by the client, surveys and inspections in order to optimize meet&greet services at the airport - most of the guests arrived in Venice with private flights - plus the management of the arrival and departures lists and all the transfers in the city ... and much, much more.
For the occasion, our hostesses wore three outfits designed specifically for the celebrations, and our services were, as always impeccable, and up to par with this memorable event.