I’ve always adored the Four Seasons brand. My mum used to take me to the Four Seasons in Milan as a treat when I was a young girl, every month or so, and especially if I’d done well at school. I remember the unbridled yet understated opulence of the chain, the glorious food, the pressed linen napkins, the smart suited bellhops, the strong aromas from the floral bouquets in the reception.
I’m Micaela Giacobbe-Juarez, director of commercial events for Travel Weekly Group. Our very first event, Connections Luxury, takes place over the last two days in September this year at the glorious Four Seasons in Hampshire. I simply cannot wait. As one of the team responsible for the production of some of the world’s largest travel industry exhibitions for over a decade, I have had more than my fair share of cavernous, concrete exhibition halls.