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Going to the Le Mans Classic next year? Looking for the ultimate accomodation and hospitality options from the Le Mans experts? Check this out! …

Going to the Le Mans Classic next year? Looking for the ultimate accomodation and hospitality options from the Le Mans experts? Check this out!

For further information please visit http://www.dettaglio.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1622 843805


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  • 1. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION M A G A Z I N E News & Reviews DETTAGLIO OPENS MORE DOORS AT LE MANS Staying Power CELEBRATING 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE Accommodation Focus THE UNITED ESTATES OF LE MANS Chateau Showcase FROM LOVELY TO LAVISH Case R i C Review MICROSOFT GOES BING I Issue 2 I LE MANS Accommodation Dettaglio Teamwork _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ENGINEERING TEAM ACCOMMODATION Key Points UNLOCKING SOME OF THE FINER DETAILS Vroom Service CARRYING GUESTS FORWARD
  • 2. Page 1 DRIVING PASSION I news I Dettaglio opens more doors at Le Mans Staying Power – A 24 Year Celebration 2010 MARKS THE 24TH YEAR THAT DETTAGLIO DIRECTOR AND FORMER LE MANS DRIVER ROBIN DONOVAN, WILL BE ACCOMMODATING VIPs AND SPONSORS AT LE MANS. A CELEBRATION OF 24 YEARS OF 24 HOURS EXPERIENCE. 2009 – Our Busiest Le Mans Yet THANKS TO TEAMS SUCH AS AMR ( (AND THEIR PARTNERS), AF CORSE, TEAM ) SEATTLE, STRAKKA , VIPs AND OTHER PARTIES (GOODWOOD, MICROSOFT , ETC) WE KEPT 30 STAFF, 16 MINIBUSES AND 40+ PROPERTIES BUSY THROUGHOUT . A RECORD WELCOME With both the legendary 24 Hours and the The United Estates of Le Mans now celebrated Classic with us again in BY CONSTANT NETWORKING, REGULAR SUPPLIER VISITS, HOUSE INSPECTIONS  AND MAINTAINING  A SHARP EYE FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES,  OUR PROPERTY  AND MAINTAINING A SHARP EYE FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES OUR PROPERTY 2010, welcome to our new Driving Passion PORTFOLIO CONTINUES TO GROW BOTH IN SIZE AND QUALITY. See Page 2. magazine. This issue is entirely dedicated to focusing on the major accommodation services that we provide at Le Mans each VIP Guest and Sponsor Accommodation year. FROM A SMALL ‘QUICK TRIP’ VIP GROUP TO AN ELABORATE REQUEST FOR A LARGE CORPORATE SPONSOR WE ARE LIKELY TO HAVE, OR CAN SECURE, EITHER Although D tt li operates i many auto Alth h Dettaglio t in t A CHATEAU VILLA OR MANOR HOUSE THAT FITS THE BRIEF See Page 3 CHATEAU, BRIEF. 3. and motorsport related areas, Le Mans is one of our largest single VIP race events. Team Accommodation Review In 2009 we provided clients with a record WITH A LACK OF HOTELS IN THE AREA, SECURING PROPERTIES CLOSE TO THE  number of properties as well as taking on a CIRCUIT WITH ENOUGH BEDS, BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS IS ALWAYS TRICKY.  record number of staff to look after the WE SPEND TIME SOURCING AND VISITING THE MOST APPROPRIATE. See Page 5. numerous and varied programmes that we had arranged on behalf of teams, sponsors Homing In - The Key Points and independent VIP groups. OLD NEWS TO SOME, BUT CRUCIAL TO ALL. WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE NUMEROUS HARD FACTS; HOTEL v PRIVATE PROPERTY, DISTANCE v PRICE, 2010 will be another record year as we DEMAND v AVAILABILITY, DISAPPEARING OPTIONS AND BOOKINGS. See Page 6. celebrate Robin’s 24th consecutive year at Le Mans looking after client, team and sponsor needs for the event. Microsoft Join The Party – Case Review FROM A PRINCE AND A MOVIE STAR, TO TOP RACE TEAMS AND BLUE CHIP PARTNERS, WE ACCOMMODATE MANY, BUT HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT ONE NEW FACE TO LE MANS AND THE DEPTH OF OUR INVOLVEMENT. See Page 7. Moving Experiences – VIP Transportation WE HAVE BUILT A STRONG TEAM OF BI‐LINGUAL DRIVER HOSTS WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND CAN PROVIDE A DEDICATED AND BESPOKE MINIBUS SERVICE THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY PLUS EXECUTIVE HELICOPTER SHUTTLES. See Page 8. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 3. Page 2 DRIVING PASSION I accommodation focus I The United Estates of Le Mans INSPECTIONS and EXPECTATIONS Throughout the year we make reconnaissance visits to Le Mans at least once every 6-8 weeks. Every property in our portfolio has been visited and thoroughly inspected so we we can speak to you first you, hand, about its qualities and standards. Of course, the quality of properties vary, but all have to reach a minimum standard to be included in our portfolio. AROUND LE MANS IN 80 WAYS By constant networking and regular visits to new and existing properties our accommodation portfolio has now doubled over the last two years to over 80 estates. The most suitable options can be easily emailed to you in presentation form. HOUSE MATCH Once we have your brief we can get to work. Unlike major cosmopolitan cities, securing the most suitable accommodation here at L M h t Le Mans i not an exact science. is t t i That said, we normally get very close and provide you with a range of the best solutions available. For those briefs where we can not find an immediate match we will work hard with our regular contacts to secure a great solution solution. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 4. Page 3 DRIVING PASSION I portfolio review I VIP Guest Chateaux UNLOCKING THE BEST AVAILABLE As well as private chateau accommodation, we also have a select number of lavish castle properties providing full hotel facilities. Whilst these tend to be further away from the circuit, they benefit from fully staffed services with bar, restaurant and banqueting facilities. Most of these magnificent properties also have a helicopter landing site within their grounds to be utilised to the full, particularly on race day. FROM LOVELY TO LAVISH We now have a superb range of varying sized chateaux and country estates. Most are relatively small, family run chateaux close to the circuit from 5 to 9 bedrooms. As is standard, most first floors are more liberally blessed with bathrooms than the second floor – a quintessential aspect of French chateau lifestyle living. We also have a smaller selection of larger chateaux, some very close to the circuit, available on a first come first served basis basis, as well as other sizeable properties further afield (40-60 minutes). These are also ideal for large VIP and sponsor groups, especially if good, reliable and efficient circuit transfer arrangements are made in advance. advance Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 5. Page 4 DRIVING PASSION I portfolio review I Villas, Manors and Houses CLOSING IN ON THE CIRCUIT From characterful and cosy country manor y y houses, modern and stylish villas, small village cottages to town houses in central Le Mans, we specialise in securing appropriate accommodation for clients as close to the circuit as possible. Many of our properties are less than a 30 minute drive of the track, with j f h k i h just a f few more than 45 h minutes away - generally our maximum. PLACING YOUR BRIEF VIP guest, sponsor, driver, enthusiast or spo so , d e , e t us ast o working staff, single room or willing to share, long weekend (normally 4 days ENJOYING  A SENSE OF RESIDENCE minimum ) or full week? The more detailed A warm welcome from the owners awaits you at the private properties we select and provide. They will stay on site, or close by, to your brief, the easier it will be for us to provide breakfast each morning and basic housekeeping services. All try to be as helpful as possible without being intrusive. We do secure the most suitable accommodation rent properties that are totally autonomous, but most guests prefer to have a friendly host nearby! for you. . Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I IssueI 2 I Le 2 I Winter Brainstorm I I www.dettaglio.co.uk DRIVING PASSION Issue Mans Accommodation www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 6. Page 5 DRIVING PASSION I portfolio review I Team Accommodation WHAT’S NEW ? Always call us – even if you are a regular client and are fairly familiar with our team accommodation portfolio. We go to great lengths to find new opportunities and may have ENGINEERING THE MOST  properties you are unfamiliar with, or that have been rented in the past by other customers, but SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION are now available for 2010. We have bilingual staff with many years experience securing team accommodation at Le Mans. The challenge begins many months before with visits and inspections. We source new property opportunities, as well as existing ones and, using our vast experience, weigh up their suitability. Not all get through through. WAKING UP TO HOT SHOWERS We respect that all teams are different, but some basic requirements are very much the same f all. E h for ll Enough b d aside, the h beds id h main priorities are being as close to the circuit as reasonable and having a large complement of bathrooms and showers. Of course another small but important detail that we always insist on is that the hot water remains hot! . Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I IssueI 2 I Le 2 I Winter Brainstorm I I www.dettaglio.co.uk DRIVING PASSION Issue Mans Accommodation www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 7. Page 6 DRIVING PASSION I accommodation focus I Key Points BOOKINGS and CHOICE  Many regular attendees be it attendees, sponsors or teams, reserve their accommodation from one year to the next. For the 24hrs those teams that have a guaranteed entry are the next to confirm At each step confirm. the choice of the most suitable properties available reduces. As bookings are HOTEL vs HOUSE made, the first to go are, logically, those most desirable For those not familiar with Le Mans, hotels and closest to the circuit. are few and far between and quality hotels between, rarer still. Those that there are often get booked up months, even years ahead. In PROVISIONAL BOOKING addition, as with any event of this size and If you can not book early it is length, hotel rooms are offered at a very well worth making a high premium. We specialise in the rental provisional reservation. We of private properties because clients are will then endeavour to reserve more likely to get better value for money, the property that you have often in wonderfully pleasant surroundings. chosen for as long as possible. All private owners act differently, but for early PRICE vs DISTANCE confirmations deposits are a There are exceptions, particularly with the smaller percentage of the more lavish chateaux in the region but a region, rental than those booked at a proportion of the price, be it for a hotel or a later date. private property, does relate to the distance from the circuit. The closer you are - the higher the premium. Client Credibility DEMAND vs AVAILABILITY  DEMAND vs AVAILABILITY PROOF IN THE PROVIDING With 270,000 attending the 24hrs, and Over the years we have provided accommodation for clients too numbers rising further with the bi-annual Le numerous to mention. However, last year alone these included Mans Classic, it is fair to say that demand Peugeot, Microsoft, Aston Martin Racing, AMOC, Hackett, Jaeger for the best quality accommodation far LeCoultre, Strakka Racing, AF Corse, Advanced Engineering, outweighs availability. Booking early, if at Charouz, Jaguar Cars, Goodwood and the GRRC, as well as a all possible is the only way to guarantee possible, number of i d b f independent private VIP groups. d t i t access to the most suitable properties. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 8. Page 7 DRIVING PASSION I case review I Microsoft goes Bing TEAM SEATTLE Accommodation and VIP Services Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 $250K FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY  Team Seattle sponsor Microsoft and their new search and discover engine ‘Bing’ kept the world up to date as the ‘cash per lap’ pledges rolled in for the Hospital. With a dedicated screen in the pits the new to Le Mans sponsor also kept the team bang (or should we say ‘Bing’) up to date! SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE LM24 2009 was the grand finale to Team Seattle s Seattle’s 12 year fundraising mission for the infant cardiac care unit at Seattle’s Children Hospital, bringing the total raised to close on $4 Million. Few sponsors, let alone engineers, slept in the Seattle camp as the all American rookie team of Don Kitch, Joe Foster and TV and movie star Patrick Dempsey motored to a superb finish in the Team Seattle Advanced Engineering Ferrari GT2. One of our challenges was to look after all the team, sponsors and guests when they did sleep! OUR  7 DAY VIP SERVICE OUR 7 DAY VIP SERVICE We provided accommodation for the team and over 40 VIP sponsor guests, at 3 sizeable properties close to the circuit, and a 7 day VIP programme which included a D-Day beach visit, wine tasting at a top Loire wine producer, drivers parade suite viewing, the best tickets and hospitality at the circuit, track tours, helicopter over-flights, a grand post race over flights, celebration party and executive transportation throughout. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 9. Page 8 DRIVING PASSION I VIP guest transportation I Moving Experiences VROOM SERVICE Our guest services do not end with the supply of accommodation. We are more than happy to arrange any or all transportation services throughout your stay. These include: EXECUTIVE HELICOPTER SHUTTLES   VIP executive transfers from your chateau to the circuit and return with hosts at either end to escort you to your final arrival destination. Particularly convenient on race morning and after the finish of the 24H when it can take two hours or more to leave the circuit from the interior. MINIBUS SHUTTLES & TRANSFERS   A dedicated, bespoke and on demand p service (minimum 3 days), from airport pick ups to transfers between circuit, functions and accommodation with local, bi-lingual driver hosts who know the best routes. HIGH FLYING  FUN We arrange helicopter flights over the circuit during the race. Our most popular reservations are on the Saturday evening, just before dusk begins to fall. This ultimate ‘grandstand in the sky’, 300 metres above the cars, is a spectacular way of witnessing the action from a completely different angle and has always proved t b an excellent and very popular l d to be ll t d l addition to any VIP guest programme. Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 10. Page 9 DRIVING PASSION I key summary I How Can We Help? Lavish VIP chateaux FROM THE LOVELY TO THE STYLISH – A SMALL BUT SELECT NUMBER OF EXCELLENT PROPERTIES FOR THE DISCERNING CLIENT WHO REQUIRES THE BEST AVAILABLE PROPERTY NEAR TO LE MANS FOR THEIR GUESTS . Superb Chateaux and Manor Houses A LARGER RANGE OF SUPERB PROPERTIES IDEAL FOR VIP GUESTS, SPONSORS, DRIVERS AND TEAM MANAGEMENT. ALL WITHIN A 35 MINUTE RADIUS OF THE CIRCUIT, SUPPLYING ANYTHING BETWEEN 4 TO 14 BEDROOMS. Town and Country Housing FROM CONVENIENTLY CENTRAL TOWN HOUSES TO CHARACTERFUL COUNTRY COTTAGES WE PROVIDE A NUMBER OF WELL POSITIONED BUT SMALLER SIZED PROPERTIES. IDEAL FOR SMALL GROUPS ‐ DRIVERS, ENTHUSIASTS, AND STAFF. Hotel Help WITH ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF GOOD QUALITY HOTELS IN THE AREA, OFTEN BOOKED CLOSE TO CAPACITY MANY MONTHS IN ADVANCE, WE CAN ADVISE ON CURRENT AVAILABILITY AND COST , AND THE MOST SUITABLE OPTIONS . Race Team Accommodation FROM CHALETS TO CHATEAUX , WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SUITABLE PROPERTIES PROVIDING QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO THE CIRCUIT WITH SUFFICIENT ROOMS, BEDS AND BATHROOM FACILITIES TO ACCOMMODATE MOST TEAMS. HOW CAN WE ACCOMMODATE YOU? The combined Le Mans experience of the Dettaglio Executive Transportation AS WELL AS DEDICATED MINIBUS AND HELICOPTER SHUTTLE SERVICES, WE CAN , management now stretches into 40+ years Our overall years. ARRANGE ALL YOUR TRANSPORT NEEDS FROM CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN LIMOUSINES motorsport and auto related event management TO FLIGHTS DIRECT INTO LE MANS AERODROME , OR OTHER NEARBY AIRPORTS. experience extends even further. From independent VIP groups to some of the finest teams in the world, from small up and coming sponsors to large long serving blue chip corporations, we are here to help and secure Additional VIP Programmes THE 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE WE HAVE INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM ONE OFF the best available solutions to the brief provided provided. SPONSOR FUNCTIONS TO 7 DAY PROGRAMMES FULL CIRCUIT HOSPITALITY TO PROGRAMMES, Whether it is a property or a full VIP service – how can EXTERNAL ENTERTAINMENT, PROMOTIONS TO TOURS. we accommodate you? Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 11. Page 10 DRIVING PASSION I speeding ahead I Other issues Superb Susten – Director’s View DIRECTOR, NICK SMITH, HAS A DRIVING PASSION. NICK HAS SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS METHODICALLY BUILDING UP AN UNPRECEDENTED KNOWLEDGE OF OVER 100,000 MILES OF EUROPE ‘S BEST ROADS. HIS BEST: THE SUSTEN PASS. The Great Goodwood tours COMING UP: FROM THE MILLE MIGLIA TO THE TARGA FLORIO, FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF THE PYRENEES AND THE ALPS TO THE GLITZ OF MONACO, WE FOCUS ON OUR RECENT GOODWOOD TRIPS AND PROVIDE OTHER SUPERB IDEAS. BEHIND THE WHEEL Now UK leaders in the provision of luxury driving tours, e dri ing to rs we take a look at ho the how they BT & Blackberry Drive On The Wild Side have become an intoxicating lifestyle AS WELL AS THE ULTIMATE MULTI‐DAY DRIVING TOUR EXPERIENCE, WE REVIEW experience. We review highlights and offer SUPERB ONE DAY EVENTS, RECENTLY ENJOYED BY BT AND BLACKBERRY, THAT an insight into the many quite exceptional RAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAXIMUM IMPACT MINI‐SALES FORUMS . opportunities on Europe’s most spectacular roads. We will also review the other adrenalin fuelled ‘behind the wheel ‘ behind Vodafone s Vodafone’s Le Mans 24 Hour Challenge encounters that can be experienced. WATCHING THE LEGENDARY 24 H RACE IS ONE THING, TAKING TO THE CIRCUIT BEHIND THE WHEEL IS ANOTHER. FIND OUT HOW WE GAVE VODAFONE VIP GUESTS A DRIVING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME ON THIS HALLOWED TRACK. FOCUS ON LE MANS THE DRIVING PASSION OF Dettaglio The World’s greatest sporstcar race and For companies or independent VIP groups we one of our largest single VIP race events. specialise in providing the discerning client with Magnificent Mulsanne – Directors View In 2009 we had our most successful 24H nothing b t th very b t quality and hi h i thi but the best lit d high impact auto t t DIRECTOR, ROBIN DONOVAN, HAS A DRIVING PASSION. HE HAS COMPETED IN ever, looking after numerous programmes related tours and events. Including the organisation NO LESS THEN 14 LE MANS 24 HOURS RACES. IN CELEBRATING 24 YEARS for teams, sponsors and independent of any interlinked programme, be it a conference, a LOOKING AFTER SPONSORS AND VIP GUESTS , HE SHARES A 220 MPH INSIGHT. guests. We review what has been an party, product launch or incentive scheme. exceptional year and show just how we are able to take you backstage, with the stars, Our three main areas of expertise are: Mansell cheers on TV’s Patrick Dempsey an unprecedented look behind the scenes. p OUR CLIENT, TEAM SEATTLE’S TOP ROOKIE LM DRIVER AND HOLLYWOOD TV , STAR, CLASPS A FRIENDLY FIST WITH THE 1992 F1 WORLD CHAMPION ON THE TOURS: Luxury Driving Tours. GRID. SEE OUR REVIEW AND HOW THEY RAISED OVER $250,000 FOR CHARITY. MOTORSPORT: VIP Hospitality and Accommodation. EXPERIENCES: Group Participation Events. Look out for separate issues focussing on these areas Aston Martin’s 50th Celebration SEE HOW OUR CLIENT, ASTON MARTIN RACING, CELEBRATING THE 50th and please don’t forget to look at our website: don t ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR HISTORIC 1959 WIN , NARROWLY MISSED A PODIUM www.dettaglio.co.uk . BY COMING AN OUTSTANDING 4TH OVERALL AT LE MANS THIS YEAR . Dettaglio DRIVING PASSION I Issue 2 I Le Mans Accommodation I www.dettaglio.co.uk
  • 12. “life is not measured by the number of breaths we breathe - but by the moments that take our breath away” GEORGE CARLIN www.dettaglio.co.uk I exceptional driving experiences I +44 (0) 1622 843805

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