Hello! Account Executive Marilyn Alvarez and Account Manager Eddie Lieberman recently produced the first-ever scavenger hunt at one of Orlando's newest attractions, I-Drive 360. The 145 guests were company leaders from across the globe who work for a clinical research company. When our client came to Marilyn, they told her that they wanted a unique and authentic, local Orlando dining experience, not a chain. They also wanted to pair the dinner with teambuilding activity set in a location where attendees could hang out after the dinner and activity for drinks and networking on their own.
Marilyn found the perfect spot: a locally owned, one-of-a-kind Spanish tapas restaurant called Tapa Toro, which happens to be right in the middle of the International Drive entertainment district called I-Drive 360. This elegant, chef-driven restaurant features intimate, inventive dining spaces that offer plenty of room for networking in an upscale environment. Eddie and Marilyn worked with Tapa Toro to come up with a unique dinner experience complete with flamenco dancing, signature sangrias, and delicious handcrafted Florida-sourced tapas dishes to truly wow the guests.
To make the experience complete, our team came up with a custom scavenger hunt teambuilding experience. As a true destination expert, Eddie had formerly worked at I-Drive 360, so he knew lots of hidden gems to include in the hunt. Guests worked in teams to find items and experiences at various venues within I-Drive 360. A few days before the event, on our final walk-through, Eddie and Marilyn found out that the Florida Cup Pre-season Soccer Competition was holding a public concert for hundreds of fans on the green at I-Drive 360. This necessitated last-minute changes both to shuttle drop-offs and the scavenger hunt, but our local experts navigated it all with aplomb. Another challenge was changing counts in the days approaching since the guests needed to stay in their color-coded teams on the buses, at dinner and during the teambuilding event. Eddie made all of the changes happen so that when guests arrived, each person knew exactly where to go every step of the way.
The teambuilding was a big hit, and ended with the winners being awarded with golden statues from Madame Tussaud's. We're so proud of how our Hello! team used this new space in exciting and inventive ways. And the clients echo our sentiments: "I wanted to thank both of you again for all of your hard work with our event at I-Drive 360. It was a HUGE hit and everyone had a blast. Your professionalism and attention to detail made the event run flawless and we can't thank you enough. A special thanks to Eddie for his patience while we worked out the shuttles and adjusting to our last minute changes. We are looking forward to working with you both again!"