Hoteliers, caterers, events venues, agencies and the organizers of teambuilding events are showing ingeniousness and inventiveness to continue to offer you the best of Paris whilst at the same time adhering to the principals of social distancing and the strict public health and safety measures currently in force. Find out more about their new services!
In view of the absence of international travellers this summer, hoteliers are focusing on local customers and developing new services. For example, Fauchon l'Hôtel Paris, a 5-star establishment on Place de la Madeleine, is offering a night at the hotel with an in-room dinner of the same standard as that usually served in the hotel’s restaurant, accompanied by a personal maître d'hôtel for an out-of-the-ordinary experience!
Hotel 25hours Terminus Nord is attracting business clientele by converting guest rooms into offices, which it is making available for daily or weekly rentals. Adagio Aparthotels are also providing workspaces, (free of charge) for local businesses that are unable for the moment to accommodate their entire staff so that they can enjoy a different working environment!
With corporate events unable to be held at present, catering companies have decided to take their services to businesses or individuals with a basket delivery service. Saint-Clair Le Traiteur has developed an offer made up of two ultra-gourmet and zero-plastic baskets, one savoury, and the other a mix of savoury and sweet, for 10 to 12 people, with the additional option of a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Caterer Potel et Chabot is offering delicious individual boxes or group boxes for up to 8 people, in glass, metal or wooden containers. On the menu: salads, finger food, ‘lovingly’ prepared dishes, and something sweet.
Companies in charge of event venues are also coming up with innovative solutions. In addition to opening venues for private events, Châteauform’ has a variety of offers such as ‘Work from City’, for the private hire of meeting rooms by the day or month, or ‘Châteauform’ Live’, in association with STARDUST GROUP, for the streaming of an event in all the ‘houses’ of the group and animated by a studio manager. Finally, Studio 28 de Châteauform’ is offering a fully equipped film studio at 28 George V.
GL events is also counting on the presence of the general public with the opening of Jardin Suspendu (the huge 2,500 m² terrace of the Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy) within the Parc Floral de Paris, or the private hire of Rue Saint-Victor by Maison de la Mutualité, a perfect way to enjoy the Rive Gauche this summer.
Finally, Sodexo Prestige is launching Hybrid’Event, combining the advantages of a face-to-face event and the expansion of a semi-virtual audience through interactive live streaming technology. Workshops, chats, and virtual rooms are all part of the picture to encourage social dialogue in the Group’s loveliest places such as Kluster Business Center, which has a magnificent terrace, Yachts de Paris and Seine Musicale.
Are you looking to get your teams together with a teambuilding event, whilst respecting the new public health measures in force? It is possible! For companies, many service providers are now offering online fun activities or activities that respect social distancing! In addition to having resumed its guided tour activities in Paris, the service provider Promenade des Sens has created online activities to spice up your teleworking days, such as wine tasting or savoury anecdotes about the French capital.
Similarly, Le Cheese Geek, which has also reopened its tasting room, has launched an online activity ‘Questions pour un Fromton’! Each employee receives at his place an apero box (cheese + wine) and then connect for an online tasting with an expert cheesemonger (‘Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’)!
For outdoor enthusiasts, Performances Net is offering sporting and safe activities such as rowing, fencing or rallying in magnificent settings, such as the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte or the Château de Versailles.
Event agencies and PCO
To help you plan your digital events, opt for an event agency that will provide you with all the expertise you need to set up a 2.0 event. The agency Win-Win offers a wide range of events and activities with cutting edge technology. Networking with the exchanging of e-business cards, avatar creation, virtual spaces in which to move around ... your imagination is the only limit to your e-event!
The group Hopscotch, which has been specializing in the digitalization of events for 10 years, offers all types of digital event formats, from general meetings to trade fairs and congresses, using human and technological expertise to make your 100% digital or hybrid event one that is unique.