The Mons Calpe Suite, located within the Cable Car Top Station, recently hosted a relaunch party after undergoing an extensive renovations program. To date, the Suite, known for being the most exclusive venue on the Rock, was only open for private functions. As from April the Top of the Rock venue is also open daily for brunch and lunch except Mondays.
To the mark the occasion and to show off the new look, the Directors of MH Bland, hosted an evening cocktail party for the local business community. Attendance was phenomenal and all guests welcomed the idea they would now be able to meet with clients in this unique and spectacular venue for business lunches.
As the sun set, guests enjoyed some delicious in-house canapes served by the new team of waiters dressed in their trademark bow tie and braces. Some took the opportunity to wander around the Suite and top station and reminisce about the Mons Calpe and shipping memorabilia used as part of the decoration. The Mons Calpe has a significant place in Gibraltar’s history and the idea of using old photos of the well-loved vessel, was to emphasise the strong maritime history of not only the company MH Bland but also of the Rock. Old photographs of passengers, and crew including a striking enlarged portrait of Captain Don Delf holds pride of place in the new look Mons Calpe Suite.
George Gaggero, Deputy Chairman of MH Bland, welcomed guests and congratulated the Mons Calpe team, lead by Charlotte Forde, for all their hard work in bringing a new vision to life. In his speech he said, ‘The investment into this venture serves as a testament to MH Bland’s wider commitment to Gibraltar’s tourism product’. Mr Gaggero was referring to the proposed new Cable Car which he hoped would form part of a new transport infrastructure being discussed with Government and its partners in the tourism industry who are all collaborating to bring this plan to fruition. He especially welcomed not only Minister Bossano but also representatives of Bland Travel, Parodytur, Persian Rose and the Gibraltar Taxi Association.
Mr Bossano responded on behalf of the guests, thanking the Directors of MH Bland and the Gaggero family for their long commitment to Gibraltar and looked forward to working with the business community to see Gibraltar through the challenging times ahead.
Anyone wishing to reserve a table at the Mons Calpe Suite from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:30am to 4:00pm my do so by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 200 127 43/47. They will then receive an email on how to access the fast track to the Mons Calpe Suite and avoid any possible queues at the base station. Guests may also reserve a special table or pre-order their meal by requesting a menu of the day. There is a special menu for parties of 10 or more persons.