We’re almost at the final countdown of the year – the last 48 hours before the New Year begins. With the clock ticking, we can’t help but ponder of the year that has just passed, the highs, the lows, the laugh-out-loud moments – the memories.
We’re all about creating memorable experiences and, in the office today, we started thinking of our favourite memories from 2015. What did the last year of hospitality look like?
Were you at any of our events this year? What memories were your favourites?
The season began with a bang at Twickenham, as England defeated Scotland and Italy before scoring a record number of points to beat France. This victory, however tremendous, wasn’t enough to win and England narrowly missed out on RBS 6 Nations glory to Ireland.
Set in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, the Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the must-visit venues for any sporting fan. The famous Cheltenham roar was in fine fettle as Coneygree became the first novice chaser in 40 years to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Chelsea played some irresistible football throughout the 2014/15 season and May saw the coronation of the men from Stamford Bridge as the new Barclays Premier League Champions.
The Investec Derby Festival, held at Epsom Downs Racecourse, is one of the most historic and quintessentially English events in the sporting calendar. The greatest Flat race in the world, the Investec Derby was won by legendary Frankie Dettori, who sprinted away from the chasing pack, clinching a famous victory aboard Golden Horn.
The Home of Cricket played host to the 2nd Investec Ashes Test Match, which saw Australia turn up the heat and destroy England in four days. Despite the result, our guests in the Nursery Pavilion enjoyed some enthralling cricket and superb hospitality.
With a player line-up that comprised eight of the world’s top 13 players including Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal; the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club provided us with a fantastic week of world-class tennis, rounded off with an Andy Murray victory in the final.
Scoring a whopping 9.5 out of 10 for atmosphere on the third day of the Investec Ashes Test Match against Australia, Edgbaston Stadium once again proved itself to be a firm favourite for players and fans alike!
The Championships, Wimbledon
The All England Lawn Tennis Club is the most magnificent of sporting venues and The Championships, Wimbledon – held on the pristine grass courts of SW19 – delivered a thrilling tournament. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were the Men’s and Ladies’ Singles Champions and both will be tough to beat in 2016.
THE KIA OVAL
Playing host to the fifth and final Investec Ashes Test Match, the Kia Oval is one of the UK’s most iconic sporting venues and the historic home of the Ashes. With a Series victory already secured, the crowd were in full party mode as Alastair Cook lifted the illustrious urn.