Corporate Magazine July 2018

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July's digital magazine is packed with venues ready to host your next meeting, conference or event. From city venues with garden terraces and panoramic rooftop views, charming country houses and hotels, to the UK's best golf courses ready to host charity golf days, team-building events and client entertainment.

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JULY 2018

Green

with Envy!

Improve links at a

golf course venue

The Vox

Conference Centre

Showcase

Summer in the city!

Add rooftop glamour to an event


01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

PIECING TOGETHER YOUR IDEAL VENUE


Contents Page

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Crowne Plaza Basingstoke

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Cranmore Park

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Summer in the City

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Summer on the Course

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Trending Venues

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British Grand Prix

Accommodation

22

Hilton Cambridge

City Centre

23

Park Regis Birmingham

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A Day in the Life...

Linda Cadby

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Latest News

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Venue Showcases

The Vox Conference Centre

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel

Holiday Inn Coventry M6 Jct 2

Holiday Inn Hull Marina

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Bounce Farringdon

38

Summer in the Country

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In the kitchen with...

Michael Batters

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Venue Offers

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Featured Group

Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

Using our Services &

Meet the Corporate Team

Findmeaconference and Findmeahotelroom are both divisions

of Infotel Solutions Ltd. Copyright © 2018.

All rights reserved. All rates contained in this magazine are correct

at the time of publishing.

Front cover image of The Vox Conference Centre

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Featured Venue

Crowne Plaza Basingstoke

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3PR

Day Rates from

£35

24hr Rates from

£139

There is a choice of 11 function rooms

available to organisers with the Winchester

Suite the largest, accommodating up

to 150 delegates for a theatre style

event. With no pillars, a private bar and

a breakout area, it’s a popular space for

conferences and corporate celebrations.

Board meetings, training sessions and

interviews can be held in a range of

smaller rooms, all with natural daylight

and WiFi.

A dedicated meetings and events team will

assist with all aspects of event planning

and implementation.

150 Max

Delegates

11 Function

Rooms

141 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Technical Laundry Gym

Support Service

4

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm


Featured Venue

Cranmore Park

Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4LF

Day Rates from

£29

Designed by experts with over

30 years experience in creating

successful events, Cranmore Park

is ideal for exhibitions, product

launches, presentations and

away-days as well as meetings

and conferences. The centre has

a light, stylish and contemporary

environment with flexible,

event spaces and purpose-built

restaurants located over two levels.

The on-site catering team create

menus to suit the style of events,

blending international cuisine

with practicality.

500 Max

Delegates

11 Function

Rooms

400 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Catering

Audio & Video

Conferencing

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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SUMMER

IN THE CITY

If you have a meeting or event to plan

in a city location you may want to

consider a venue which has a rooftop

bar, restaurant or courtyard space.

Bringing a piece of the summertime feel

good factor into a delegate’s day is a

great incentive to improve productivity

and stimulate success plus organisers

have the beauty of the additional

outdoor space to use for networking,

breakout areas, receptions and

al fresco refreshments.

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Summer in the City

Courthouse Hotel London

Soho is an iconic London destination and standing proud

at the top of fashionable Carnaby Street is the Courthouse

Hotel. Contemporary in design, the old Grade II listed

magistrates court retains many of its original features and

offers varied and luxurious event facilities, perfect

for a product launch or an intimate supper club meeting.

Overlooking the buzz of Soho, the Courthouse’s Toy

Roof welcomes up to 80 delegates for a private reception

or 60 for a sit-down rooftop BBQ. Alternatively, enjoy

freshly prepared sushi boxes, triple decker sandwiches,

a selection of bottled drinks and an innovative and

exciting cocktail list.

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate

The 47-storey Beetham Tower is a city landmark destination and

includes the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel on the lower

23 floors. Offering event organisers an excellent choice of rooms

and suites, the hotel can accommodate up to 600 delegates

for a theatre style event. The real drama starts with a trip in

the express lift to the recently refurbished Cloud 23. Sophisticated,

sensational and with ever changing views over the city,

it’s quite possibly one of the world’s most exciting bars! With

private areas available to hire, including Zeus and the Iris

Lounge, the cloud top, decadent setting complements the

distinctive services and first class catering, which includes

beautiful afternoon teas, contemporary cuisine, innovative

cocktails and unforgettable corporate drinks receptions.

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Summer in the City

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Situated above the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

and with views over the bustling streets of

Covent Garden, is one of London’s best

kept secrets. The famous theatre’s Taittinger

Terrace is a lovely location for a post-meeting

pre-theatre evening reception, a private party

or an afternoon’s corporate celebration for

up to 60 delegates. With a waiter service and

recommended catering services providing

everything from a BBQ to a fine finger food

buffet, the Taittinger Terrace combines

cosmopolitan London with all the history and

thrill of the theatre.

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Summer in the City

IET Birmingham: Austin Court

For a central location, IET Birmingham Austin Court

has created a haven of peace in the heart of trendy

Brindleyplace. The stunning landscaped garden

includes a network of walkways and seating areas

and as well as being the perfect place for relaxation,

it’s ideal for enjoying an early evening reception

with delicious canapés and cocktails.

Accommodating up to 100 guests, the courtyard style

garden has the venue’s stunning glass fronted atrium

as the backdrop and with its subtle evening lighting,

it creates a magical atmosphere delegates will long

remember.

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FROM BERLIN TO BANGKOK

OR BUENOS AIRES,

ESCAPE TO A MAGNIFICENT

CITY THIS SUMMER.

01775 843402

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8.30AM - 5.30PM


SUMMER

ON THE COURSE

If the Open Championship at the historic links course of

Carnoustie at the beginning of July is making you green

with envy it could be time for some link building of your

own! Drive off with some competitive team-building, client

entertainment or a charity fundraising day at one of the UK’s

finest golf courses.

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Summer on the Course

Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf & Country Club

Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

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The Belfry

Forest of Arden A Marriott Hotel & Country Club

West Midlands Golf Club & The Lake at Barston Restaurant

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Summer on the Course

Hilton Puckrup Hall

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe Stratford-upon-Avon

Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel

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Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Heythrop Park Resort

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Summer on the Course

East Sussex National Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Woodbury Park Hotel

Vale Resort

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01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Trending Venues

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Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Featured Venue

Hilton Cambridge City Centre

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DT

Day Rates from

£40

24hr Rates from

£195

A double height atrium welcomes

delegates to the Hilton Cambridge

City Centre. Flooded with natural

daylight, the atrium makes an

impressive space for refreshments

and networking.

The Isaac Newton is the largest

room, welcoming up to 200

delegates. Organisers have four

additional rooms to use, all with

air-conditioning and equipped

with specialist PA and projection

equipment and free WiFi.

200 Max

Delegates

5 Function

Rooms

62 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar Gym Parties & Weddings Laundry

Ballroom

Service

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01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm


Featured Venue

Park Regis Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 1DT

Day Rates from

£30

24hr Rates from

£130

Park Regis Birmingham is an upscale 4-star

luxury hotel with extensive conference and

meeting rooms located on the dedicated

for business 15th and 16th floor. As well

as versatile spaces, there are additional

break out areas, a purpose-built reception,

exclusive secretarial business services and

fantastic panoramic views over the city.

With eight meeting rooms in total, the

hotel is fully equipped for large corporate

celebrations, business reunions and

conferences as well as smaller board

meetings.

300 Max

Delegates

8 Function

Rooms

110 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar Gym Spa Parties & Weddings Laundry

Ballroom

Service

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of...

Tina Cadby

Executive Housekeeper, Strand Palace Hotel.

The historic Strand Palace Hotel enjoys an enviable

position right at the heart of London’s West End,

with easy access to the financial centre of the City,

just minutes away.

For Tina Cadby, the hotel’s executive housekeeper, the

journey to work is longer but evidently worth it given

her huge affection for the hotel where she’s worked for

almost twenty years.

Based in Carshalton in Surrey, she gets up at ten to

four every morning, to make sure she’s at her desk at

the Strand by ten to six. “The journey gives me a bit of

peace, because it’s the first tube out, I always get a seat.

Then I get my Kindle out and get absorbed in a book,

take my mind off everything until I get to work.”

The commute is an oasis of tranquility before a

non-stop day. “The first thing I do on getting to work

is to catch up with everything that happened the

evening before, whether there were any incidents or

issues that haven’t been dealt with overnight. It gives

me an immediate picture of the jobs that need doing,

what tasks I need to give the team for the day, which

rooms are ready for departure. I make a list of jobs for

the maintenance team, make sure all the maids and

housekeepers and everyone else is in place.”

Tina oversees a sizeable team, responsible for

the upkeep of 785 guest rooms and a dedicated

conference floor, catering for both leisure and

business guests. It’s a job with a daunting scale of

juggling logistics and expectations while maintaining

high standards. Years of experience make it easier.

“I’ve been here for almost two decades, and I’ve

been in the industry for over thirty years.”

“I started as a room attendant then progressed

through the ranks to deputy housekeeper and now

executive housekeeper. I’ve always known it’s the

right job for me. It’s satisfying to start at the bottom

and work your way up because I have a real

understanding of all the roles. I know how everyone

works, I appreciate how hard each job is, from

bottom to top, because I’ve done it and got the t-shirt.”

After delegating the outstanding tasks of the day,

it’s time for advance planning. We’re speaking in

the days leading up to the Royal Wedding and the

FA Cup Final, so she knows already that the hotel is

fully booked for that weekend. “I know that the road

will be closed to traffic that weekend. So I need to

work out now what we’ll do about linen deliveries,

which is a challenge but we have to meet it. That’s

the kind of thing you need to plan in advance,

and because I have a good team in place and can

delegate, I do have more time for forward planning.”

Once all the checking and double-checking has taken

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place, Tina heads out from her office to inspect the

floors. “That takes me from 9am to 2pm, doing spot

checks, making sure all the rooms are as they should

be, that all the maintenance required has been done,

that everything works.”

We ask if she then pauses for a spot of lunch.

“I never go out for lunch or to the canteen. I always

have a working lunch at my desk. That might sound silly

but I never have time. I know people say you should

make time, but there’s not enough time in the day.

Especially as the spot checks take time and then I have

to deal with paperwork and invoices in the afternoon.”

But surely she must feel the urge to nip out for a

coffee or a stroll? She laughs. “You must be joking.

Never a stroll, however short, I walk miles here

within the hotel every day. It keeps me really fit.

When I go on holiday I really notice the difference

after two weeks of not running about.”

As Tina finishes at 4pm most days, she’s left with just

two hours to deal with invoices, to check the staff rotas

are in place for the next day and the evening staff is

in. It’s an especially busy period for the hotel as the

guest rooms are currently undergoing a substantial

refurbishment, so Tina has to plan around that, with

all the extra attention to detail that entails.

Then there are requests from guests, which vary from

requests for fresh air, or discovering that they have

left anything from a mobile charger in their room to a

significant amount of money in the safe or forgotten

their passport and not realising until they’re at

the airport.

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A Day in the Life

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A Day in the Life

Dealing with guests is an aspect Tina enjoys. “People

are spending time and money staying with us, so

I want to make sure they have a good experience.

I love meeting different people and some of them

come back year after year, ask after you and come

and have a chat.”

Getting feedback from visitors is the most rewarding

part of the experience for Tina. “It’s always great when

we get nice comments, about how sparkling clean

the rooms are, or that they’ve loved the service, that

the staff have been friendly.”

If she were staying at the hotel as a guest, Tina says

she would enjoy a long meal at the legendary Carvery.

“It’s wonderful, all of it, from the presentation to

the quality of the roasts. The Carvery has been here

since year dot, and evolved with the hotel, but it’s

still traditional, still old-fashioned, and our guests

enjoy that aspect and so do I. After that I’d go to

our glamorous Gin Palace bar for a few cocktails,

definitely. And I’d certainly take in a show, our

location is so fantastic for theatres, you can’t beat it.“

The Strand Palace Hotel has a range of

conference and meeting rooms available for

up to 250 delegates. Room hire rates start at

£150 for a half day and delegate packages

start from £60. Find out more >>

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LATEST NEWS

Earlier in May Kettering Conference Centre

(KCC) played host to the BBC’s flagship

political programme, Question Time. KCC

welcomed David Dimbleby and his panellists

to debate the usual hard hitting issues in

Kettering’s multi-purpose arena.

Kevin Breeze, KCC Site Director said:

“We loved having the Question Time team

here at Kettering, it was an exciting day

for us and certainly created a buzz!”

A television show is just one of the many

events the popular conference centre can

accommodate. From award ceremonies

to exhibitions, large-scale banquets to small

training events, Kettering Conference Centre

is a truly versatile venue.

Samantha Dyus, Kettering’s Sales Manager

added: “We hope this is the first of many of its

kind and we will certainly welcome back the

BBC team anytime!”

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Latest News

The iconic event space Victoria Warehouse

in Manchester has launched their new

unconventional Christmas offering for 2018.

This year they‘re doing things differently

and have decided to scrap the boring

conventions and say goodbye to traditional

trees, turkey and crackers!

The well-known party venue are doing

what they do best; providing something

truly unforgettable. With more glitter, neon

and mirror balls than you can shake a stick at;

you and your team can revel in the ultimate

party atmosphere. They have five various

party rooms set with lighting, production

and music from top DJs. The team

promise you can celebrate hard and make

the most of your annual big bash!

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Venue Showcase

The Vox

Conference Centre

Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1PU

An exclusive conference venue with five impressive

purpose-built, flexible meeting suites accommodating

up to 900 delegates.

Day Rates

POA

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Showcase

Bristol Marriott

Royal Hotel

Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 5TA

A range of 22 meeting and event rooms welcoming up to

250 guests in this Victorian style hotel which gleams with

polished marble, warm mahogany and sparkling brass.

Day Rates from 24hr

£35

Rates from

£140

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Showcase

Bedford Swan

Hotel

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW

The Bedford Swan Hotel offers outstanding conference

and meeting facilities with a choice of 12 conference

and training rooms for up to 200 delegates.

Day Rates from 24hr

£35

Rates from

£99

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Showcase

Holiday Inn

Coventry M6 Jct 2

Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 2HP

Newly refurbished meeting rooms and breakout areas

welcome up to 320 delegates to a choice of

21 function rooms.

Day Rates from 24hr

£25

Rates from

£135

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Showcase

Holiday Inn

Hull Marina

Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 2BX

Five flexible suites with air-conditioning and lots of

natural daylight accommodate up to 120 delegates

for a wide range of events.

Day Rates from 24hr

£22

Rates from

£109

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Featured Venue

Bounce Farringdon

Holborn, City, London, EC1N 2TD

Day Rates from

£42

This unique London venue is designed specifically

with conferencing in mind. A spacious main hall

with a 10ft wide cinematic screen, HD projector and

a state-of-the-art presentation system welcomes

up to 200 delegates for a conference. The expansive

space can be used for breakout areas, syndicate

sessions and team-building activities.

The luxurious and exclusive Jaques Room caters

for up to 120 guests and includes a cocktail bar and

dedicated bar tender, three bespoke Butterfly

Ping Pong tables and a cutting edge integrated

karaoke system.

Have you heard about Bounce’s Games Makers?

They ensure every guest (even the quietest) gets

involved and enjoys the event, regardless of ability.

350 Max

Delegates

2 Function

Rooms

FREE

WiFi

Private

Parties

Restaurant

Bar

Games

room

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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SUMMER

IN THE COUNTRY

From the famous white cliffs of Dover to the stunning Scottish Highlands via

the beautiful Lake District, the British countryside charms with its rolling

hills, meadows, fields of corn, ancient oak trees and pretty picture postcard

villages. Sprawling country estates and purpose-built conference centres are

popular year long destinations but there’s something extra special about a

summertime meeting or event held in the countryside.

With opportunities for organised team-building activities, client entertainment

and corporate away-days, business in the country is also the perfect time to

mix in a little pleasure at the end of a fruitful day.

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Summer in the Country

The luxury hotel Mottram Hall in Cheshire has

been a regular haunt of former Manchester United

manager Alex Ferguson. Nestled in 270 acres

of woodland, the opulent complex has an FA

approved football pitch, world renowned

championship golf course, two restaurants and

three bars plus purpose-built conference and

event facilities self-contained in the Conference

Hub. Delegates have complimentary use of the

high-tech gym and al fresco ThermoSpace

facilities. With views over the idyllic gardens, the

award-winning spa is an ideal wind down after

a day of business.

For evening entertainment, start in the elegant

Champagne Bar and Library before enjoying a five

course gourmet meal in the AA Rosette Carrington’s

Grill or for an informal, relaxed atmosphere, The Claret

Jug and Brasserie serves a selection of light bites

and hearty classics.

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Influenced by the best of British, Deer Park County

House Hotel in Honiton is the epitome of an

English country house. Setting an inspirational

scene for conferences, the award-winning hotel

sits in 80 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside

and has the capacity for up to 200 delegates in the

beautiful, bright Orangery while the Drawing Room,

which dates back to the 18th Century, has stunning

floor to ceiling sash windows and is decorated in

soft blue hues. It’s the perfect place for an intimate

private dining experience with Head Chef Richard

Still creating a menu which features home grown

ingredients from the kitchen garden. Working with

Estate Manager Olly Forster, Richard aims to include

fresh, home grown ingredients in every starter, main

course and dessert and the Walled Garden and

grounds are a treasure chest of rich pickings, from

the apple harvest to local game.


Summer in the Country

Just five minutes from Sheffield city centre and set

in stunning landscaped grounds, historic Kenwood

Hall combines charm and character with ease and

tranquillity. It sits in 12 idyllic acres of its own grounds,

which is a haven for wildlife and peaceful walks.

The private fishing lake offers a focal point for the

hosting of BBQ events, family days, team-building

and outdoor activities. With partners, Adventure

Now, the hotel offers archery and cross bow

training. If you venture out, the Peak District offers

some exceptional walks as well as rock climbing,

water-sports and caving.

Inside the former private house, which dates back to

1825, organisers have a choice of ten function rooms,

all with stunning views over the grounds and lake and

with free WiFi.

From a delicious traditional afternoon tea through to

a modern fine dining experience for up to 250 guests,

dining at Kenwood Hall is an experience to savour.

The highly skilled chefs will work with you to create

the perfect menu using the finest, freshest ingredients

paired with an extensive selection of traditional and

new world wines.

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Summer in the Country

Originally a 12th Century manor house, Best Western

Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel is in the picturesque

village of Mosborough, near Chesterfield and the

Peak District. Surrounded by extensive country

walks, the hotel team recommend Eckington Woods

and Rother Valley Country Park for bike trails,

canoeing, sailing and the nature reserve.

The historic venue offers five meeting rooms

for up to 250 people and Darcy’s Brasserie, with

its contemporary glass walls framing views of

the grounds and manor house, is an inviting

and sophisticated space to enjoy the modern

British menu.

With spectacular garden views, the hotel’s terrace is

perfect for al fresco dining, casual drinks and larger

cocktail receptions while the traditional Italian pizza

oven in the courtyard makes a great talking point

and is ideal for casual catering at an outdoor

corporate evening or private celebration.

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I N T H E K I T C H E N W I T H

Michael Batters

Michael Batters is head chef at Lion Quays Hotel and Spa in Shropshire. It’s a unique venue situated

between historic Chester to the east and Snowdonia National Park to the west. The Llangollen Canal flows

by and the breathtaking engineering feat of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct stands proud across the River Dee.

The Waterside Bar and Restaurant sits alongside the hotel and has a hugely popular outdoor terrace

overlooking the canal and the hotel’s colourful walled garden.

We managed to get Michael out of the kitchen just long enough for a quick catch-up!


Q: What made you want to be a chef?

My parents owned a small guest house so I was

involved with food preparation from a young age.

Q: How long have you been head chef at

Lion Quays?

Eight months.

Q: Who or what inspires your cooking?

My family inspire me to be a success so I can make

them proud.

Q: What are your go-to ingredients?

Salt, butter, rosemary and thyme.

Q: What’s proving to be the most popular

dish this month and why do you think that is?

Slow cooked shin of English Beef is very popular.

It melts in the mouth and is accompanied by

caramelised onion and a red wine jus. It’s a delicious

flavour combination.

Q: Do you have any stand out dishes or

packages which are popular with corporate

guests?

We have a very diverse menu that suits both

corporate and leisure guests alike, whether it’s tapas

on the terrace or a gourmet burger in a room.

Q: What options are available for bigger

events such as celebrations, parties and

conferences?

I like to keep the standard consistently high across

the kitchen so the options available are very similar

to our a la carte dishes.

Q: What can you offer clients looking for a

fine-dining experience? How do you make

the occasion unique and how do you get the

right combination of food and drink?

We have quality meat and fish from local suppliers

and I like to keep up-to-date with flavours which are

in fashion. Our best dishes can be accompanied by

wines selected by our Bar Manager / Sommelier.

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In the Kitchen with...

Q: Do you use locally sourced ingredients

and produce, and does this change

seasonally? What would you recommend

for a small scale meeting in the summer

compared to the winter? Would it vary?

Our menu changes each season so we are able to

use the best of what is local to us where possible.

The options for delegates attending a meeting in

the summer would be much lighter than a

conference lunch in winter months.

Q: What three reasons would you give event

organisers to choose Lion Quays for their

next event?

Quality of food and the menus available plus the

hospitality and friendliness of all the team.

Q: Are there any interesting facts about the

history of the hotel which would interest

our readers?

We were recently awarded an AA Rosette for the

Waterside Restaurant which was the first time in the

hotel’s history.

The resort was the first in the UK to have a snow

cave in our spa thermal suite.

The hotel is situated on the Llangollen Canal, part of

which is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

Lion Quays Hotel and Spa offers event organisers

and meeting bookers a choice of eight rooms and

suites. The Lion Suite is the largest and welcomes

up to 400 delegates for a theatre style event or

330 for a dinner and dance.

Meeting rooms are themed around parliament

with the Cabinet Room, Westminster Room, No.10

and No.11 providing an inspiring backdrop for

delegates to discuss, debate and brain storm!

Day rates from £33, 24hr rates from £133.

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Venue Offers

COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL

LONDON MARRIOTT

HOTEL COUNTY HALL

Meetings & Events Offer

From

£50

Festive Packages

From

£55

UNIQUE VENUES

OF BIRMINGHAM

KEELE UNIVERSITY

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Room Hire Rates

25%

Off

Essentials Package

From

£30.50

LONDON MARRIOTT

HOTEL REGENT’S PARK

MERCURE GLOUCESTER

BOWDEN HALL

Special Regent’s Rate

From

£49

1 in 10 goes Free

From

£35

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Venue Offers

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

NORTH - MANCHESTER

MACDONALD

KILHEY COURT

Summer Party Package

From

£37.95

Sizzling Summer DDR

From

£25

THE COUNTY HOTEL

NEWCASTLE

THE CLERVAUX EXCHANGE

CONFERENCE & BUSINESS CENTRE

Summer Sun Offer

From

£23

Free Room Hire

From

£22.50

THE TOWN HALL CHAMBERS

BUSINESS AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

JURYS INN CHELTENHAM

Free Room Hire

From

£22.50

Pick and Mix

From

£25

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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With almost 50 years meeting and conference experience, Intercontinental has earned an enviable reputation

for providing high standards of product and service, whilst offering excellent value for money. Whether you‘re

planning a small meeting, training course, a major conference or product launch, your business needs are met.

HOLIDAY INN

LONDON OXFORD CIRCUS

Day Delegate rates from £60

CROWNE PLAZA

LONDON THE CITY

Day Delegate rates from £59

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Featured Group

CROWNE PLAZA NEWCASTLE

STEPHENSON QUARTER

Day Delegate rates from £35

CROWNE PLAZA

BASINGSTOKE

Day Delegate rates from £35

HOLIDAY INN

HUNTINGDON RACECOURSE

Day Delegate rates from £35

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Using our Services

1. Contact

(+44) 01775 843402

reservations@findmeahotelroom.com

www.findmeahotelroom.com

3. Our Proposal

Once you’re happy with the options

provided, your Findmeahotelroom

specialist will make the booking and

you will receive confirmation via

email or SMS.

2. Your Enquiry 4. Confirm Payment

Working with your agreed budget

and location, a Findmeahotelroom

specialist will locate the best hotel at

the best rate or source the best travel

itinerary to get you to your destination

on time.

The booking can be secured to a card of

your choice, with payment taken at the

time of confirmation or on arrival. For

clients using our bill back service, we will

settle your bill and issue a fortnightly

invoice consolidating your billing.

Introducing...

We can supply your company with a

bespoke online booking portal so you

can request, manage and monitor your

accommodation requirements and

access management tools and reports.


Using our Services

1. Contact

(+44) 01775 843410

reservations@findmeaconference.com

www.findmeaconference.com

3. Our Proposal

Working in partnership with you, your

dedicated Findmeaconference

specialist will prepare a proposal with

options for your consideration.

2. Your Enquiry 4. Confirmation

A Findmeaconference specialist will

take your enquiry, gathering as much

information as possible. We want your

event to be a great success, however small

or large, so this fact finding stage will lay

the foundations of your event.

Once you’re happy with the proposal, a

Findmeaconference specialist will liaise

with all the relevant parties, securing the

booking on your behalf, and will continue

to support you over the weeks or months

leading up to your event.

5. Your Event

Your event successfully takes place and a

Findmeaconference specialist contacts

you to gather feedback on the venue,

facilities and services.


Meet the Team

ALI

AMY

CHARLIE

DIANE

ELISE

Marketing Executive

Venue Finding Specialist

Accommodation Specialist

New Business

Development Executive

Venue Finding Specialist

HARVEY

JACK

JADE

JENNIE

JODIE

Reservations Support

Accommodation Specialist

Accommodation Specialist

Venue Finding Specialist

Accommodation Specialist

KATIE

KIM

KIMBERLEY

MAGS

MARY

Accommodation Specialist

Sales Account Manager

Director

Account Manager

Venue Finding Specialist

NICOLE

SARAH

SARAH

STEFANIE

SUSIE

Marketing Assisstant

Accommodation Specialist

Group Account Manager

Account Manager

Director

SUZANNE

TANYA

WENDY

ZOE

Accommodation Specialist

Director

Travel Specialist

Client Services


THE ROUTE TO GETTING AHEAD OF DEMAND.

If you know work is taking you away from home,

let the team find you a hotel room and avoid any hotel hotspots!

01775 843402

The route to getting ahead of demand.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8.30AM - 5.30PM

RESERVATIONS@FINDMEAHOTELROOM.COM


01775 843410 01775 843402

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

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