London's 'The Retreat' Offers Escape from Olympic Energy

If you have clients headed to London for the Olympics next month, suggest they check this out while in town: London-based event and dining company The Brewery is launching The Retreat, a membership-based hospitality event that will provide a haven for visitors wanting to avoid the crowds and congestion during the peak hours of the day from July 27 to August 12.
 
The Retreat will be playing all Olympic events on 14+ big screen TVs in each of their themed areas, while also offering interactive activities and experiences. Later in the afternoon, guests can relax to live music and entertainment. Breakfast and lunch will be offered for Retreat members who would like to stop by on their way to the office or on their lunch break and watch whatever competition is going on.
 
We hear that the venue will be split into six different areas, each celebrating the Best in British. The Park, a picnic area in The Brewery's historic Courtyard; The Great British Diner, a diner with traditional American charm and an English makeover featuring a luxury high tea and other food events; Mo*Vida will occupy The Club; The Cinema, a custom-built theater showing the Olympic games and classic British films; The Country Club, a traditional English club with interactive simulators and other amusements; and The Backstage Theatre, an area where guests can relax and enjoy massages, manicures and a variety of treatments sponsored by WATC (We Are the City) and Citypoint Spa.
 
Of course, there will also be plenty of food and drink prepared by executive chef Tom Gore.
 
Access to The Retreat is membership based, with several membership options available—including a daily membership for guests who want to come on a specific day, evening membership, or a full 17-day membership (season members). Season memberships are transferable, allowing members to share their access with colleagues or friends. (There's a catch to this, though: Only one person per membership will be allowed into The Retreat at any one time.)
 
Membership includes:
Unrestricted access to all areas of the Retreat (except private branded spaces) on a hop-on hop-off basis. Members can enter and leave The Retreat daily as many times as suits their needs.
Olympic action on big screens
Unlimited food and drinks
Pampering area for massages, manicures, and treatments
Interactive experience and activities
Daytime Country Club lounge
Historic courtyard with sponsored areas
Evening entertainment with presenters, personalities, music and bands
Nightclub until 2 a.m. with music and dancing
Unrestricted Wi-Fi
Secure luggage storage
 
For more information about The Retreat, visit www.retreat-city.co.uk.

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