What are the key essentials needed for company board meetings, corporate retreats, and deal-making venue selection? Company event planners evaluate a number of critical requirements when considering intimate business settings for prestigious business events in France, including:
- Privacy, security & confidentiality
- Right-sized facilities
- Facility amenities
- Entertainment for Plus Ones
Each of these requirements must be met to ensure the satisfaction of the attending executives – and the success of the business event itself.
For business meetings, privacy, confidentiality and the need for quiet spaces combine to create quite a challenge for meeting planners. While hotels in Cannes, Monaco or Nice may offer immediate proximity to corporate offices, their meeting spaces tend to be visible and exposed.
Business Confidential: Secluded Location
The South of France hosts many international companies in its multiple business and technology parks. Nearby Sophia Antipolis, for example, is home to more than 2,200 companies. When business executives need off-site meeting space close to home but far enough away to allow for focused planning sessions, meeting planners turn to smaller private facilities that can secure confidentiality.
What most people don’t know about Le Mas Candille is that the site is a perfect business venue. For confidential business meetings, board meetings or senior team planning retreats, Le Mas Candille provides business executives a unique location for private, off the radar meetings.
Le Mas Candille has a reputation for confidentiality. Our team caters to VIP visitors, and our luxury five-star hotel with its Michelin star restaurant routinely serves as a respite for business leaders and celebrities from around the world seeking privacy and discretion.
Convenient Location Meeting Business Needs
With excellent lighting, good acoustics, the latest audiovisual capabilities, on-demand Wi-Fi, and a host of other five-star amenities set in the natural beauty of the Cote D’Azur, Le Mas Candille is perfectly-tailored to corporate groups seeking a place away from the public eye to conduct business.
The hotel is also convenient – suiting the needs of international executive teams. Just 7 kilometers from Cannes and an easy 20-minute drive from Nice International Airport with access to destinations worldwide, Le Mas Candille offers private tech-enabled business spaces.
Located in an 18th century Provencal farmhouse, the hotel’s 9 acres of grounds include modern buildings designed to blend with the environment. Today, Le Mas Candille encompasses 38 rooms and seven suites spread between the original and new buildings. All rooms have been updated to provide privacy and the very latest in luxury surroundings.
Configurable Spaces for Corporate Retreats
Business meetings can call for a variety of set-up arrangements. It’s even possible that one off-site meeting may need multiple settings during the business retreat from a boardroom-style space to a classroom to more informal gathering spaces – both indoors or outside.
Le Mas Candille’s two meeting spaces – in addition to smaller rooms for breakout sessions and the remainder of the hotel’s grounds – provide business meeting planners with a variety of options. Both can be configured in a variety of formats to best suit your meeting requirements. All our meeting spaces are flooded with natural light, ensuring your meeting attendees remain productive throughout your corporate event.
Our Le Mas Meeting Room is located in the original farmhouse. This meeting room overlooks the terrace and offers smaller groups of between 16 to 30 people 45 square meters of meeting space. The Pergola Meeting Room is set on a panoramic terrace by the hotel’s main swimming pool – with scenic views overlooking the valley, Grasse and the southernmost Alps. This meeting space provides ample capacity for 26 to 50 participants.
Entertaining Plus Ones and Spouses
When a husband or wife accompanies a business leader, meeting planners often wonder how to entertain the ‘plus one’. Le Mas Candille provides a wide variety of activities meeting an extensive array of interests (and some they perhaps didn’t know they had!) to entertain plus ones while executives are involved in meetings.
There is a wealth of things to see and do in southern France, from tapenade or pastry-making lessons to creating perfumes and wine tasting, and Le Mas Candille delivers an experience unlike most business meeting spaces. Whether staying on-site for a spa day, visiting the nearby perfume capital Grasse, or traveling to Cannes, Nice, Monaco and other nearby towns, the hotel staff can help advise or plan activities at – or away – from the hotel.
The Best Business Events Are Unique
As each corporate event is individual, the arrangements can be as flexible as you need them to be. We’ll tailor everything to your specific requirements – right down to the finer details, including catered food from our Michelin-star restaurant.
When gathering for high-level business planning sessions, senior teams need breaks – whether for coffee or team-building exercises. A sophisticated meeting setting versus a city-based hotel can provide unique spaces to bond. When was the last time your break-out team-building session took place on a Petanque or boules court?
Looking for a private five-star venue in the South of France for corporate events or retreats? Contact Les Mas Candille’s meeting and event team today.