Bringing you the latest on new venues, venues offering something just that little bit different, others which are hitting the refurbishment trail and those that simply have a story to tell! 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 KIDS ON THE BLOCK
WHO – Events @ No 6 – London, E1
WHAT – 10–200 delegates/guests. Corporate, academic & personal events
WHY – Stylish & new. Corporate responsibility with sustainable food ethic
We’re impressed! The soon to be completed Events @No 6 (home of the Royal College of Pathologists) will open its doors in January 2019.
Service levels and food will feature prominently alongside state-of-the-art meeting and event space. Head Chef, Andrew Finch aims to have a “zero to landfill” food waste policy including the recycling of coffee beans for creative recipes.
Our best advice? Click on the video link below and see for yourself what Events @ No 6 will look like!
WHO? The Conduit, London W1S
WHAT? 6-250 delegates/guests. Corporate, charity, personal events
WHY? Quality, quirky, creative. Amazing food mixed with social responsibility
Well named! The Conduit: a channel for communication as well as water pipes in 13th Century London. Designed to “nurture creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship”, The Conduit is an 8-floor neoclassical building with versatile event space.
Recently opened, this private members’ club is very much open for external hire, ideal for hosting exhibitions, presentations and launches. Meetings for 100+, private dining and drinks receptions for up to 250 guests.
High end service levels support each event with The Conduit offering bespoke organic menus, full AV and technical support. Assistance available for the selection of musicians and artists to create memorable occasions. The Restaurant on the fourth floor is headed up by Michelin starred chef Merlin Labron-Johnson.
JUST THAT LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT…
WHO? The Safety Centre/Hazard Alley – Milton Keynes
WHAT? 10–50 delegates. Charity, academic, corporate, youth group events
WHY? Different, value, honest. Team building, training courses and meetings
Dare you walk Dark Alley? It’s a question you may need to ask if you decide to visit the Safety Centre to host a team building event, meeting or training course.
With charitable status and run by a team of highly professional volunteers a site visit is a must to appreciate the various options available. Value for money guaranteed, free parking and very much a bespoke personal offering, we were so impressed we checked it out fully ourselves! See meetingsclub’s Editor’s Destination for further details: https://meetingsclub.com/2018/10/10/the-safety-centre-hazard-alley/
MORE THAN A LICK OF PAINT
WHO – Wyboston Lakes, between Cambridge & Milton Keynes
WHAT – 5–500 delegates. Corporate, public sector, association, charity events
WHY – Tech’ support, accessible, independent. Training, meeting, exhibition
The latest technology is very much on the shopping list as part of Wyboston Lake’s multi-million-pound current investment programme. Digital flipcharts and laser projectors with infinity display screens will provide conference and training delegates with the sharpest quality screen images available anywhere.
Work is due to be completed in March 2019 at the UK’s largest privately-owned single site conference and training centre. The Woodlands Event Centre will see a doubling in size to accommodate up to 300 people. A further clever reorganisation of existing meeting and break out areas also sees the installation of movable walls to expand training rooms to desired numbers.
See for yourself by clicking on this whizzy link to see how it could look for your event:
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: https://meetingsclub.com/venues/wyboston-lakes-resort/
WHO – The Leicester Marriott Hotel – East Midlands
WHAT – 10–400 delegates. Corporate, association, religious events
WHY – Accessible, technology. Training, meeting, conference exhibition
ClickShare! It’s the techy buzz word that everyone is talking about. The wireless plug and play system enable’s delegates with a single click share what’s on their laptop or mobile to a main presentation screen. It’s just one of the new technology features that Leicester’s 227 bedroomed Marriott Hotel is investing in as part of a major conference refurbishment programme. Write on Wall technology features, plus electronic room signage and collaborative breakout areas are all part of the new offering. And with the redesign of the 400-seater Grove Suite the Leicester Marriott is a real East Midlands force for major conferences and events.
STORY TO TELL
WHO – Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel – Loughborough
WHAT – 5–44 delegates. Academic, corporate, charity events
WHY – Nutrition, accessible, chill. Seminar, team building, meeting
A claimed European first! And the numbers are impressive. Twenty specially designed altitude rooms, eight dedicated accessible bedrooms, a nutrition lounge, café and athletes’ relaxation area and seminar space for 30. And if after a hard day in the meeting room it’s all been a bit too much, delegates can chill out in the Quiet and Passive Zones or take part in activities such as Yoga and Pilates.
The £7m, 44 bedroomed 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is being opened at Loughborough University. But the good news for non-athletes is that it is available for mere mortals looking for an inspiring high-performance environment with aspirational event space. Imago the venue managers have also recognised that sleep is important for meeting delegates as well as high performing athletes. They’ve enlisted the services of sleep expert Luke Gupta and event organisers can now get Top Tips for a good night’s sleep!
t: 01509 633030 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.eliteathletecentre.co.uk/