November 7th, 2016

Spaintacular, A Global DMC Partner Honored with 2016 SITE Crystal Award

Spaintacular, a Global DMC Partner, was honored with a 2016 SITE Crystal Award for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe at the Crystal Awards Recognition Ceremony held November 6 during the SITE Global Conference in Panama City, Panama. The Crystal Awards Program is sponsored by IMEX Group, the worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events.

"The Crystal Award is the most prestigious form of recognition in the global incentive travel industry," said Rajeev Kohli, SITE President. "It not only recognizes the outstanding organizations that win them, but also showcases the innovative ways planners can create extraordinary motivational experiences to maximize human potential and achieve tangible business results for their companies.”

"We are honored to be recognized with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe,” said Nacho Ferrando, CEO Spaintacular. “Spaintacular, your trusted partner in Spain, creates art from the ephemeral and transforms the ephemeral into art."

The “All American” celebration for an insurance company client was designed to provide 450 participants an incentive trip to Barcelona, Spain that they would never forget. The highlight of the program was an expansive and decadent “Gaudi Dreaming” Gala Dinner, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the client’s corporate identity.

In order to accomplish the client’s goals to energize, motivate and encourage members to sell the client’s product line in the coming year, Spaintacular, with help from SEI Meetings & Incentives, created an event that one member described as “the best of the best.” With careful attention to décor and ambiance, the “Gaudi Dreaming” Gala Dinner featured ballrooms with mosaic elements, candelabras, lush floral arrangements and shimmering scenic pieces. After dinner, the main ballroom was transformed into a unique dance club. Participants danced the night away to a Jigsaw fiddler, water glass harpist, String Ladies Quintet, the Cyber Flamenco climaxing to a disco party with DJ Geena and light dancers led by the incomparable mirror ball man. The night of sparkle and dazzle provided the perfect setting for the client to deliver a message of “thanks” to their top performers.

Attendee evaluations demonstrated great satisfaction with the over-the-top celebration including: “Wow! How will they top this next year?” and “Best gala event ever.” With professional photos and a mobile app, the event continued to motivate the client’s employees for the year ahead.

About the SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program: Since 1980, the annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program provides industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their clients. Today, the awards serve as a benchmark for incentive travel programs and are regarded as the highest honor in the motivational events and incentive travel industry. Incentive programs held between 1 May 2015 and 1 May 2016 were eligible, and an independent panel of judges evaluated entries.