Best New or Refurbished Conference Venue
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, an 18th century icon set in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital, has been spectacularly transformed through a £9.3 million restoration project. The result is a 21st century multi-purpose venue with a pedigree spanning 226 years and the ultimate ‘wow’ factor for magnificent events.
Natural light, neutral tones, gold leaf and crystal chandeliers retain the opulence of the building’s heritage, while flexible layouts and state of the art facilities make this perfect for events from 10 to 750. Since re-opening Summer 2012, new and returning clients alike are glowing in their praise for the location, the facilities, the venue and the team.
etc.venues, St. Paul's
Clients that love our training and meeting venues often used to ask us to replicate our high service levels in larger venues. For the last few years we’ve done just that – adding high spec conference and event space to our portfolio.
With etc.venues St. Pauls we can truly say we have completed the transition from training venue specialists to also be seen as providing some of London’s most innovative and advanced conference space.
This perfect environment for a modern conference provides 20,000 sq ft of high ceilings and abundant daylight. The main suite holds 400 cabaret and 250 theatre and the huge adjacent galleria provides excellent exhibition space.
Hotel La Tour Birmingham
Hotel La Tour Birmingham is a new four star city centre property with a five star attitude to customer service.
The Auden Rooms offers a range of stylish and flexible meeting spaces accommodating up to 140 delegates.
High spec interiors meet cutting edge technology and a specialist team of business hosts ensure any event runs without a hitch.
Delegates arrive in the Business Lounge, a welcoming and comfortable breakout area, where refreshments are served throughout the day.
Event organisers can choose from a buffet-style conference lunch or dining at Aalto, the hotel’s brasserie-style restaurant which serves classic British dishes, served with a modern twist, and inspired by Michelin-starred Chef Marcus Wareing.
The International Centre, Telford
The International Centre started life as a 2 hall indoor tennis centre. However, since hosting its first event, ‘AMTex’ exhibition in 1987, the venue has continued to grow and evolve to meet the demands of the ever changing events market
Since that first exhibition, the owners have invested over £50m in the venue including the building of two on-site hotels and two major venue extensions to create dedicated conference and banqueting facilities; which perfectly compliment the original halls.
All of this is private investment and is essential in order to remain competitive in the UK venue sector, and clearly demonstrates our commitment to investing in our venue – despite the tough economic conditions.
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow is one of Europe's largest hotel and conference centres, offering global accessibility by air, rail and road. With 459 bedrooms and 43 flexible and inspiring event spaces, the hotel can accommodate up to 700 with capacity for conventions of up to 1,300.
The hotel completed a £10 million restoration in 2012. Improvements include triple glazed windows, desk spaces featuring wireless and wired internet access, a conference telephone system and a docking station for iPhone and iPad. The public areas of the hotel have also undergone a transformation with new restaurant and bar concepts.
The Silverstone Wing
The Silverstone Wing, officially opened in May 2011, is the largest covered event space between London and Birmingham. It has attracted over 120 new clients - over 75% non-automotive - with its state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, exhibitions and creative events.
The Wing’s range of flexible indoor and outdoor event areas, plus two further event halls completed in June 2012, has played host to numerous blue chip brands including Sony Computer Entertainment, Coca-Cola, Red Bull Racing, BMW Motorrad, Hewlett Packard and Tesco. It also hosts some of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, including the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX.
Titanic Belfast – The World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience and Events Venue, opened its doors on 31st March 2012. It is an iconic building, offering a spectacular array of architecturally unique spaces. From intimate mezzanines to exclusive use of the entire building, Titanic Belfast is the perfect location for awards events and gala dinners, catering from 50 to 2000 guests. Offering a uniquely Belfast experience, guests can enjoy panoramic views over the slipways, the exact site where the giant structure of Titanic was built over 100 years ago.
Wyboston Lakes is one of the UK’s largest privately owned single site specialist conference and training venues. In 2012 it completed an extensive re-development programme. The multi-million pound project was designed to strengthen still further the facilities offered to clients, extending their choice and addressing even more effectively their different demands and priorities.
As part of the refurbishment investment was made it the IT/AV capabilities. Doubling its broadband service to 200 Mbps; enhancing its audio-visual systems with leading HDMI presentation technology, advanced techniques for troubleshooting connectivity problems remotely and effective multi-broadcasting. A powerful combination that opens up new horizons for organisers in their quest to achieve new levels of effectiveness, impact and involvement. This new technology won them the HBAA Best Use of Technology Award 2012.