Company Conference & Christmas Party, Verbier

The Brief

An MD of a Global Digital Agency was due to retire the following year so he wanted to go out in style by organising the annual conference and Christmas party in ‘a scenic and Christmassy environment’. He wanted his 50 employees to attend the one day conference followed by a gala dinner and then invite partners for winter activities and Christmas party.


  • Flights had been booked to Geneva
  • Two night stay – Friday & Saturday
  • Accommodate 75 pax
  • Early season – first weekend of December
  • Required good meeting facilities
  • Needed a venue for exclusive use for the party

Just to say a big thanks for everything this weekend. It really did exceed expectations. The staff and service at Hotel Vanessa and Le Rouge was top rate, the feedback has been awesome. Charlie I really hope your other clients are an easier group than us! I am sure you will deal with them as amazingly as you did us. I think you did an amazing job to pull this off, thanks again to you and the CSS team.

Our Solution

CSS team worked their magic and persuaded 4* Hotel Vanessa in Verbier, Switzerland, to open a week early and we privatised the hotel for the event. We wanted Verbier as it has a good early season snow record and every year Verbier 4 Vallées offer a free lift pass on opening weekend to those who dress up as Father Christmas – not only good for the budget but this gave the client an opportunity to brand Santa outfits and be part of a record breaking event. After a successful morning meeting the group broke off into different groups to enjoy their winter activities, this included skiing, snowboarding and a snow shoe hike. For the Christmas Party we privatised Le Rouge restaurant, it offered a traditional atmosphere, superb food and a perfect venue for the band and DJ. It was a fabulous weekend, we delivered everything the client hoped for, even the sun and snow made an appearance.