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London & Partners puts London on the map with a stack of prize packages for savvy visitors to EIBTM

London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional organisation and convention bureau for London, is inviting visitors attending EIBTM in Barcelona to get interactive this year to win a selection of bumper prize packages.

To mark the launch of the city’s global ‘Imagine London’ campaign which aims to raise the capital's profile even higher for future business coming into the capital, visitors are encouraged to navigate their way through the interactive map created by innovative corporate events management specialists Smyle. Guests will be challenged to find venues and landmarks across the city in order to win big at the London & Partners stand at EIBTM from 27th – 29th November 2012.

In the spirit of 2012 being a year like no other for the capital, London & Partners is offering four mega prize bundles in themed all-encompassing packages which highlight the diversity of venues and downtime activities across the city. From sporting meccas to gourmet treats and royal randonnées, the prizes offer a taste of the very best that London has to offer. Entrants to the competition will also receive a limited edition gift to become part of the special London VIP club for event organisers.

Competition prizes include:

Sporting Gold

Three night stay with breakfast at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa

‘Legends’ behind-the-scenes tour for two at Arsenal Football Club 

Champagne afternoon tea for two at Lord’s Cricket Ground

Spa for two at The Connaught – a Maybourne Hotel

Royal Encounters

One night stay with breakfast at The Berkeley – a Maybourne Hotel

Historic Royal Palaces Royal Pass providing access to their London palaces

Entrance tickets for two to Westminster Abbey courtesy of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Backstage tour for two of the Royal Opera House courtesy of Unique Venues of London

Champagne afternoon tea for two at The Royal Horseguards – a Guoman Hotel

Foodie Heaven

One night stay with breakfast at The Metropolitan – a COMO Hotel

One night stay with breakfast at The Halkin – a COMO Hotel

Dinner for two with arrival cocktails and wine at Babylon at The Roof Gardens

Afternoon tea for two at Claridges – a Maybourne Hotel

West End Wonders

One night stay with breakfast and access to spa at the Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour

One night stay with breakfast at a Park Plaza in London

Dinner for two at One-O-One Restaurant in the Winter Garden at the Sheraton Park Tower – a Starwood Hotel

Afternoon tea for two at Radisson Blu Edwardian London – Mercer Street

Having seen London venues up in lights throughout the summer as they staged some of the most exciting events the world has seen, the interactive map and venue partners will bring events in London to life for planners at the show. Supporting the official convention bureau and event solutions service’s b2b campaign ‘Imagine London’, organisers will be shown how 2013 is the time to take imagination to realisation in the capital and harness the buzz engulfing the city in the wake of staging arguably the best Games in history.

“By encouraging visitors to get interactive on the London stand, we hope to fully ignite the spark that was lit during the Games so that event planners can really visualise their next event in London and capitalise on its superior events landscape and experience. The ‘Imagine London’ competition provides a collection of exciting prizes showcasing the diversity of London’s event and motivational expertise, offering winners an unparalleled stay in the capital of cool.”

London & Partners will be joined on their booth by 31 different partners – ranging from luxury hotels and convention centres, through to sporting venues and DMCs. Partners include Arsenal Football Club, Brook Green UK DMC, Business Design Centre, Chelsea Football Club, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Dorchester Collection UK, ExCeL London, Grand Connaught Rooms, Guoman and Thistle, Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Hilton London Metropole, Historic Royal Palaces, ILEC Conference Centre, Lancaster London, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Maybourne Hotel Group, Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, Novotel London West, Park Plaza Hotel Group Limited, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa, Premium UK – A Division of Spectra, Radisson Blu Edwardian London, Radisson Blu Portman & Stansted, Royal College of Physicians, Starwood Hotels, The Landmark London, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, The Roof Gardens, Twickenham Stadium, Unique Venues of London and Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour.

Notes to Editors

About London & Partners

London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London, we can unlock the city for overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and we promote the capital’s world class universities to international students.

Contact

Kirsten Ferguson
PR Manager - Business & Major Events
London & Partners
6th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RR, UK

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7234 5861