Spotlight on... Seville

8 April 2019

Last month Inconnection planned and delivered a client event in one of our favourite European cities for events and incentive travel – Seville. The three-day event in the sun-soaked capital of Andalucía centred around our client’s 300-person conference, but the city offered so much more than a venue.

Seville is a buzzing, fun-loving and stylish city, famous for its dramatic architecture, festivals and great food. With the sun shining for most of the year, it feels a world away – but it’s just a short flight from the UK. Join us for a look at what Seville added to our recent event, and what it could offer yours.

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Getting There & Getting Around 

There are over 25 flights a week to Seville from London airports with BA, Ryanair and EasyJet, and you can fly direct from most major UK airports.

Flight times from the UK are under 3 hours, and the city is easily accessible from across Europe – attendees for our event flew in from cities including Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona.

Once you’re in Seville taxis are affordable (around €20 from the airport to the city centre) and transfers can be pre-booked.


Where to Go & What to Do

Our client was in Seville for a conference – but the city has endless possibilities as an events and incentives destination:

Get the Festival Feeling: Build an event or incentive around one of Seville’s iconic festivals – the spectacle of the Semana Santa celebrations before Easter, or the legendary April Feria, a buzzing, city-wide festival that celebrates the arrival of spring.

Explore the City: Book a private bus to explore the sights, take smaller groups on a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, or explore hidden gems and side streets on foot, bikes or Segways. Make sure your tour includes the incredible Royal Alcazar Palace and boating on the moat of the iconic Plaza de España. Finish your day with views across the illuminated city from the cathedral’s Giralda bell tower.

Soak Up some Flamenco: Seville is famous for flamenco dancing – and where there’s flamenco there’s good music and great atmosphere. You might hear the word ‘duende’– there’s no exact translation, but it’s the spirit and passion of the dance. Try the Museo del Baile Flamenco and the Casa del Flamenco for great dance shows, or head for one of the Triani district’s dance bars for authentic flamenco with real duende.



Seville has a great range of hotels, from sleek, modern conference hotels to world-class boutiques and iconic grand dames. Highlights include:

Meliá Lebreros: Our client stayed at the stylish Meliá Lebreros, which also hosted their poolside drinks reception and Spanish buffet, conference and meetings. An exceptionally connected hotel in Seville's commercial district, the Meliá Lebrerosoffered the 250 rooms we needed, along with conference space and facilities for 300.

Other highlights include:

Eme Catedral: If budget allows, Eme Catedral is one of Seville's most spectacular hotels. Directly opposite the Giralda, the hotel's roof terrace with a cocktail bar, pool and unbeatable views over the cathedral only adds to the wow factor. Completely unforgettable.

Hotel Alfonso XIII: Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, the gold standard of Seville hotels is once again one of the finest grand hotels in Spain – a stunning 1920's Neo-Moorish mansion with an exceptional in-house terrace restaurant (Ena by Carles Abellan).


Restaurants & Bars

Abades Triana: Our client wanted a high-end, high-impact restaurant for a meal after their conference. We booked out the Abades Triana - the jewel in the crown of the Abades group. 

This sophisticated, contemporary restaurant sits above the Canal de Alfonso XIII, and specialises in imaginative takes on Andalucian classics.

As well as drinks overlooking the canal and a buffet meal, our group enjoyed entertainment on the terrace throughout the evening, including flamenco dancing and traditional Spanish guitar.

Other highlights: Ena, from Catalan chef Carles Abellan, is outstanding, and the Taberna del Alabardero next to the Jardines de Murillo might be the best restaurant in Seville. Elsewhere Seville boasts countless traditional bars and tapas restaurants – try Yerba for a refined take on classic tapas, and go for cocktails (with added kitsch) at El Garlochi.

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Interested in talking to the Inconnection team about your event or incentive?