We are all settling into the new year now and looking forward to the summer ahead of us but before we do, you might be interested to know that many hotels still have space to fill for the first quarter of the year and as such are offering added incentives to booking with them. These may include reduced rates, complimentary upgrades or a complimentary drinks reception. Each hotel will have its own offers and we will make sure to let you know what is available in the venues that will work for your upcoming events.
There are so many different hotel brands, groups, chains and affiliations out there it is difficult to keep track of them, with new hotels, renovation news and offers being emailed to us all the time. But we thought these two might be of interest to you.
Harbour hotels are an ever-increasing collection of boutique hotels, in the South of England, many coastal but with great inland locations too. Coastal properties include Brighton, Sidmouth and St Ives whilst inland options include Richmond, Chichester and Guildford. We visited the Bristol Harbour Hotel last month and were really impressed with this unusual, Grade II listed, former bank turned hotel. The 42 bedrooms are beautifully appointed, whilst the meeting space includes an impressive Ballroom (once the main banking hall) which can accommodate up to 350 delegates theatre style. The vaults, complete with huge safe doors, have been adapted to incorporate the spa with an intimate swimming pool, relaxation area and treatment rooms.
You may have spotted some disparity between the events capacity and the number of bedrooms but to combat this the hotel has agreements with a number of hotels all within easy walking distance whereby they can arrange everything from the one office including billing so you would only have one bill to pay. Very helpful!
Edwardian Hotels is a collection of luxury hotels predominantly Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels in and around London (1 in Manchester) as well as the May Fair and the much-anticipated Londoner Hotel. These 12 hotels have a wide variety of spaces each with something special to offer, whether you are looking for and intimate creative space such as the Brain Box (Heathrow), the Penthouse with panoramic London Skyline views (The Hampshire) or the opulent Vanderbilt room (The Vanderbilt).
There are other Radisson Hotels outside the Edwardian Hotel Group too with their own selection of brands such as the Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn or Artotel.
Intercontinental Hotel Malta has an enormous meeting capacity fitting up to 1700 delegates into the main conference hall (theatre style) with additional meeting spaces. It has its own private sandy beach as well as several swimming pools (including a rooftop pool, bar and lounge) bars and restaurants. There are 481 bedrooms. They are offering very competitive rates for the next couple of months as well as add value for meetings.
The Sanderson Hotel in London currently has offers for residential meetings and has some stylish meeting rooms to offer. The gallery can accommodate up to 100 delegates, but my favourite is the Billiard room with its 1950’s stained glass window. This room is perfect for private dinners for up to 40 people. The Sanderson also has a sister hotel St Martins Lane, also in London, which has a great deal to offer too.
The Lensbury, Teddington has a lot to offer, with meeting space for up to 225 delegates, a choice of restaurants and bars, 155 well-appointed bedrooms and 25 acres of land on the banks of the Thames – perfect for team building activities. The hotels largest bedroom Suite has a lounge which can also be used as a meeting room and can fit a boardroom layout of 10 people.