New York/Majorca (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
International, luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers held its sixth annual White Party and Polo Cup event in Majorca, Spain, bringing together influential figures in politics, media, sports and business, and global celebrities including choreographer Nacho Duato and fashion model icons Eugenia Silva, Laura Ponte, Nieves Alvarez and Antonia Dell’Atte.
The event takes place every year on the expansive Spanish estate of Christian Völkers, president and founder of Engel & Völkers. Völkers’ private Majorcan estate “Son Coll” is located in Port d’es Canonge on the southwestern coast of the island, an area known for its picturesque views of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and Mediterranean Sea.
The makeup of the event was in complete White Party fashion, dress code only “summer whites,” and over 600 international guests donned all white for the occasion. The Polo Cup involved three days of preliminary matches between six teams representing the sponsors Engel & Völkers, Bentley, Cartier, La Martina, Forest Lakes and Vertu—the last match occurring on August 1. Each team consisted of three top-class players who rode a total of 60 horses throughout the entire tournament, all of which were specifically ferried across the Mediterranean Sea for the event.
“The first Cup was a family event with just under 200 guests,” said Völkers. “I feel tremendously proud of the international reputation and prestige the Tournament has garnered year after year, and of the ever-growing following this fine sport has.”
“We had an extraordinary North American presence at this year’s Polo Cup, which came as a result of the amount of growth we’ve been experiencing throughout the continent,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “This is the ultimate gathering set against an amazing backdrop for the Engel & Völkers network and our guests to experience what our brand is all about.”
A philanthropic event as well, the tournament was played under the motto “It’s time to share!” to raise awareness for the Engel & Völkers international charity dedicated to the construction of schools in Togo, Africa. A raffle was held after the polo matches to raise funds for the charity. In addition, watercolor silk scarves, designed by artists Javier Escobar and Jaume Vilardell, and limited edition bracelets, created by Relojería Alemana, were sold exclusively at the event—all proceeds going to the Engel & Völkers Charity.
In the evening, guests dined from an asado-style menu of Argentine barbeque created by Michelin-star chef Maca Castro. The meal was accompanied by wine that was harvested from Son Coll’s vineyards.
View photos of the event here: http://on.fb.me/1sRcNnb
About Engel & Völkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 4,900 real estate advisors in 550 residential brokerages and 43 commercial offices spanning 38 countries across six continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. It established its North America corporate headquarters in 2007 and opened its first brokerage in the same year. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.