The grass court tennis season arrived in London in style with a fresh look and a mouth-watering player line-up at the annual Queen’s Club Championships – named the Fever-Tree Championships for the first time as part of a new sponsorship agreement between the club and soft drink mixer brand.
But it was the weather that proved to be the perfect tonic for visiting guests as a high-quality tournament progressed without any interruption across the entire week. A major boost for an event that featured so many iconic names from the men’s game, including five-time winner Andy Murray’s long-awaited return to action.
Our three largest hospitality spaces had also undergone significant cosmetic changes for 2018. If you didn’t make it this year, the below should provide you with an insight of what you can expect going forward.
So much goes into making our guests' experience the very best in its field. From the event planning to the construction of the hospitality structure to the food preparation. Below demonstrates the passion and dedication that contributes to the world-class catering provided for our guests across the week-long tournament. Absolute Taste deliver menus fit for champions.
And here's the end product...
EXCEPTIONAL BEVERAGE SELECTION
A delicious menu must always be complemented by an equally impressive selection of beverages. Fever-Tree celebrated their inaugural association with the event by offering their very own Championship Gin, which proved very popular in hospitality.
The most premium of the three main hospitality facilities, the Club Lounge was decked in gold and grey with the ceiling effect creating a lasting impression. Guests attending on day four were treated to a special visit by American player Sam Querrey, who delighted the crowd with anecdotes from tournaments past. The exceptional surroundings were accompanied by the delicate tone of our resident pianist – all in all a very enjoyable occasion in this sophisticated setting.
Remarkably, the Roof Garden hosted over 600 guests per day from its elevated position adjacent to the practice courts, but it was the indoor surroundings that really blew our guests away following a significant upgrade on the internal décor and fittings. The soothing sounds of our guitarist combined with the theatre of the ham carving , complete with a drinks reception created an intriguing welcome, and the lively atmosphere in the dining area resulted in a well-received day out.
Finally, it’s Love Fifteen; our most affordable hospitality option, but nonetheless an outstanding dining experience with wonderful service. One of the most striking improvements this year were the new tennis-themed wall graphics, giving a slight edge to the environment. With furniture improvements and close proximity to centre court, Love Fifteen is a solid choice for hospitality guests.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Finally, our review of a day at the Queen's Club wouldn't be complete without a look at proceedings when bathed in the glorious sunshine that the tournament enjoyed for most of the week.
Hospitality guests were treated to birds-eye views of the practice courts direct from the roof terrace, while the dedicated walkway for guests with premium seats enabled access to Centre Court in no time at all.
2019 EDITION NOW ON SALE
Hospitality for 2019’s edition of the Fever-Tree Championships is now on sale and you can book your spot in a few clicks via our website.
COMING UP NEXT
It’s a busy time at Keith Prowse as the grass court season continues into July with The Championships, Wimbledon. We’ll be back to review post-event.