Bringing you the latest on new venues, venues offering something just that little bit different, others which are hitting the refurbishment trail and exciting updates from super event suppliers! And don’t worry, if we’re giving you the heads up on venues that aren’t available to review just yet, they soon will be!
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
WHO – Fairmont Windsor Park, Windsor, Berkshire
WHAT – High quality meeting, conference and event space from 5 – 700
WHY – Luxury with an authentic wellness experience, be the first to book
The opening in Summer 2020 of Fairmont Windsor Park (Accor and Arora Group) promises to be a game changer in the UK luxury hotel market. The Windsor property is located on the former site of Savill Court Hotel and Spa, in an oasis of beautifully landscaped gardens, adjacent to Savill Gardens. Boasting over 200 bedrooms, meticulously designed with luxury, comfort and tranquillity in mind, the 5-star hotel will offer 15 elegant meeting rooms and an 800m2 pillar-free ballroom for events catering up to 700 guests. Designed to stimulate thought, discussion and creativity, all meeting space will mirror a commitment towards providing an authentic wellness experience, a theme which runs throughout the hotel. 120 acres of parkland offer flexible outdoor space for activities and events and the development of an exclusive world-class spa featuring 16 treatment rooms and extensive facilities will provide a luxurious retreat for those seeking a high end experience. In terms of location, the hotel is just a short distance from London Heathrow Airport and road links to the M25, M4 and M3, making Central London and the Home Counties extremely accessible.
JUST THAT LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT…
WHO – No. 11 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W
WHAT – A versatile private room ideal for small meetings & events
WHY – They take sustainability seriously and offer great rates
Looking for a sustainable central London venue with a twist? Well No. 11 Pimlico Road is certainly worth checking out! Part of the Darwin & Wallace Group – winners of the Best Sustainable Pub Group 2019 and shortlisted for 2020 – they believe that every little environmentally friendly step matters, from switching off lights to turning off a tap. But it doesn’t’ stop there… The team are committed to recycling everything from supplier packaging, through to food, bottle and coffee waste. Menus are prepared to control wastage from mindful selection of meat cuts right through to plating and portion control. And there’s even a garden where produce such as rhubarb, herbs and tomatoes are grown. In terms of the event space, No. 11 Pimlico Road should be considered for anyone needing to book a meeting, training course or private event for up to 80 people. With bags of natural light and excellent AV facilities, the versatile space is ideal for a variety of events and the friendly staff work hard to go that extra mile. Day delegate rates start at a competitive £60 + VAT per person and with close access to mainline rail and tube stations Victoria and Sloane Square, No. 11 Pimlico Road is certainly a wish list contender.
MORE THAN A LICK OF PAINT
WHO – CCT Venues-Smithfield, Farringdon, London
WHAT – 13 meeting and event spaces, with great delegate relaxation areas
WHY – Refurbished, historical venue in central London with superb food offering
After being hired out exclusively by one client for the past five years, CCT Venues-Smithfield is now back on the open conference, meeting and events market, having undergone an extensive refurbishment project. Situated above the historic, Grade II listed Smithfield Market in Farringdon, London, the venue features 13 meeting rooms across one floor, holding up to 190 delegates with stylish open plan lounge and restaurant. The space has been completely transformed and themed around London’s Markets, with vibrant artwork depicting market scenes throughout the venue. Each meeting room is fitted with new state of the art audio visual equipment, as well as stylish furniture, made with 100% recycled materials to reflecting a passionate commitment to sustainability. Check out the Camden Lock room designed specifically for more informal events, with soft furnishings, a stocked mini fridge, sweet dispensers and a meeting table that doubles up as a ping-pong table for delegates wishing to let off steam after a meeting! The food offering has also been themed around London’s food markets and menus have been created by award winning chefs, inspired by the produce traded in the world famous markets and the belief in ethical eating from farm to fork. To celebrate the relaunch of CCT Venues-Smithfield, the venue is offering a special discounted Day Delegate Rate of £53.50 + VAT or 10% off all room hire rates for all bookings held before 1st April 2020, subject to availability.
SUPER EVENT SUPPLIER
WHO – Bettys of Harrogate
WHAT – A great selection of Easter Gift ideas including chocolate, cake and coffee!
WHY – Because Betty is a 100-year-old institution that offers great products and service
What better way to say thank you to your clients, partners or customers than with a unique, luxury treat from the world-famous Bettys? Since the first café opened in 1919, the Bettys team have devoted themselves to doing things beautifully – from the pretty design of the confections to the gorgeous packaging gifts are presented in. And Bettys ever-curious chocolatiers have devised extraordinary treats this Easter to charm and surprise. From the playful Buttons Egg to ingenious flat eggs, imagination and craft combine to add wonder and delight to any Easter celebration. Plus, thanks to the use of rich Swiss Grand Cru chocolate, the eggs taste just as spectacular as they look. Choose from a luxurious range of hampers, gift boxes, cakes, chocolates and other irresistible treats and whether you’re looking for employee rewards, corporate gifts or sales incentives, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect match in this amazing collection.
And there’s more – check out the following:
Warwick Park Hotel unveils new function space – https://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/one-warwick-park-hotel-unveils-new-function-space
Cameron House near Glasgow, launches new meeting and event opportunity – https://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/hotel/47892-cameron-house-on-loch-lomond-unveils-exceptional-new-mice-offering-as-bookings-open-for-2021?tmpl=component
6 Brand New Global Venues – https://www.citmagazine.com/article/1671739/defying-convention-6-brand-new-global-venues