Corporate Magazine October 2018

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This month's digital magazine is overflowing with meeting room and event space inspiration! We've pooled together some of Bath's best hotels, cleansed minds in our business welfare feature and plunged into the party season with a shower of shared and private parties!
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OCTOBER 2018

Cleanse the mind

& wrap-up business with well-being

Pool of Thought!

Do your best thinking

with a meeting in Bath

A Day in the Life

of Nichola O'Connell

Private & Shared

Christmas Parties!


01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

PIECING TOGETHER YOUR IDEAL VENUE


Contents

Crowne Plaza Glasgow

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Christmas Parties

24

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham

Brindleyplace

5

Latest News!

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Langstone Quays Resort

6

A Day in the Life...

Nichola O’Connell

31

Wrap-up Business with Well-being!

7

Venue Showcase

Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

36

The Hot Bath List!

16

Venue Offers

37

Findmeahotelroom

Bath Accommodation

20

Trending Venues

38

Manchester Conference Centre &

Pendulum Hotel

22

Featured Group

QHotels

40

International Convention Centre

23

Using Our Services &

Meet the Corporate Team

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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 courtesy of VisitEngland/BathTourismPlus/Colin Hawkins

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Featured Venue

Crowne Plaza Glasgow

Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT

Day Rates from

£29

24hr Rates from

£159

The four star Crowne Plaza Glasgow

has a reputation for style and culture

and provides guests with modern and

relaxing surroundings. Set on the banks

of the River Clyde, with a direct link to the

SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference

Centre), the hotel is internationally

renowned for its impeccable standard

of quality and service. The hotel is

a landmark, not only for its size and

location, but also for its unique style and

simple elegance.

The hotel boasts 15 conference and

event rooms and has an expert on-site

specialist team to support organisers with

requirements and staging a successful

event.

1000 Max

Delegates

15 Function

Rooms

250 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Dinner Dances Ballroom Weddings

& Parties

Gym &

Indoor Pool

Spa

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Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace

Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HW

Featured Venue

Day Rates from

£32

24hr Rates from

£175

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham

Brindleyplace caters for a wide

range of events ranging from private

dinners and corporate celebrations

to breakfast meetings, conferences

and product launches for up to 120

delegates. All meeting rooms benefit

from sound-proofed walls, floor to

ceiling windows, complimentary WiFi

and the latest audio visual technology.

A dedicated events team are available

to assist from initial enquiry through to

the successful completion of events.

Located in the heart of Birmingham,

the hotel is just a five minute walk from

many of Birmingham's attractions

making this hotel a popular choice for

business and leisure.

120 Max

Delegates

7 Function

Rooms

24 Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Dinner Dances

& Parties

Gym

Laundry

Service

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Featured Venue

Langstone Quays Resort

Hayling Island, Portsmouth, PO11 0NQ

Day Rates from

£30

24hr Rates from

£145

Welcoming up to 160 delegates, this

luxury hotel in Portsmouth has nine

state-of-the-art conference rooms with

high specification audio and visual

equipment and free WiFi. Organisers

and key note speakers benefit from

DVD and VCR plug and play facilities

for laptop presentations. This hotel is a

good option for team building events.

The 2 AA Rosette award-winning

Brasserie at Langstone Quays Resort

occupies a prominent position.

Overlooking the Langstone Harbour

and Estuary, it's the perfect setting for

guests and delegates to enjoy al fresco

dining on the terrace.

160 Max

Delegates

9 Function

Rooms

220 Spaces

On-site FREE

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Dinner Dances

& Parties

Audio & Video

Conferencing

Gym &

Indoor Pool

Spa

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Wrap up Business

with Well-being!

Whether it's a body scrub or a body wrap, a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial,

when business for the day is wrapped up, it's time to reward yourself with an hour or

two of perfect pampering! Ideal for alleviating stress and re-energising you for the next

day's business meetings, you don't need to justify the time-out and if you're staying

overnight, why wouldn't you dip your toes into the pool? And everyone knows saunas

and steam rooms are great for aiding circulation as well as improving cardiovascular

health so there really is no excuse not to make the most of the fantastic spas and

leisure facilities available.

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Greenwoods Hotel & Spa

Ingatestone, Essex

Described as one of Essex's hidden gems,

Greenwoods Hotel and Spa sets a serene

scene for business and leisure. The Grade II

listed manor house sits in manicured lawns and

picturesque gardens. Located in Ingatestone,

the conference venue is convenient for London,

Basildon, Brentwood and also handy for

Southend and Stansted airports.

It has three suites available for a wide range

of events, welcoming up to a maximum of 250

delegates in the stunning Garden Suite, which

has its own entrance, bar and terrace along with

state-of-the-art presentation equipment.

Stepping into Greenwoods Spa is a sensory

journey designed to kiss goodbye to the stresses

and strains of the working day. Unwind in the

sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi hot tubs before

indulging with one of the Elemis treatments.

A full body scrub and massage, Indian head

massage, HOPI ear candles or opt for the

soothing power of hot stones; the tantalising

choice alone will spoil you!

The venue offers overnight guests

complimentary use of a 20 metre lap indoor

pool and a fitness suite with Life Fitness

equipment. Once you're recharged and

refreshed for the evening, enjoy dining in the

AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Head

Chef Daniel Holland-Robinson and his team

will further tempt with a seasonal menu of

great quality locally sourced ingredients.

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Wrap-up Business with Well-being!

Day Rates from £39 24hr Rates from £180 Spa rates from £30

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside

For some fab spa time following a meeting

in Liverpool, it's easy to immerse yourself in

all that Radisson Blu Liverpool has to offer.

It's a stylish and spacious health club with

the latest technology and a friendly team of

experts taking care of guests in this ultra cool

urban oasis! Cocooned in the comfort of one

of the four treatment rooms, expert body

therapies and unique massages encouraging

well-being will have event organisers, delegates

and key speakers de-stressed and detoxified.

For the more active, there's an indoor pool,

fitness studio and ARK fitness centre which

is open from 6.30am to 9.30pm during the

working week.

The sense of well-being doesn't stop in the spa!

The expertly designed Brain Food menu keeps

delegates fuelled and refreshed through a day

of meetings which can be held in a choice of

nine meeting rooms. Suitable for a maximum

of 200 delegates, the River View meeting room

is the largest event space and is located on

the first floor. A handy business centre is

available for photocopying and faxing plus a

translation service can be arranged in advance

if needed.

The Radisson Blu Liverpool is just 15 kilometres

from John Lennon Airport and also offers secure

valet parking for delegates arriving by road.

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Wrap-up Business with Well-being!

Day Rates from £30 24hr Rates from £140

Spa treatment prices

available at time of booking

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Mercure Manchester

Norton Grange Hotel & Spa

Rochdale, Lancashire

If you wish to mix business and pleasure

in a countryside setting while staying

close to the city, Mercure Manchester

Norton Grange Hotel and Spa does it in

style! The hotel is only eight miles from

the centre of Manchester and one mile

from the M62. The 19th Century building

offers a choice of nine meeting rooms with

a maximum capacity of 220 delegates in the

Hopwood Suite.

Outdoor hot tubs and an outdoor heated pool,

plus an indoor swimming pool with loungers,

are available for the all important R&R time at

the end of a hectic day.

The thermal suite includes a steam room,

saunas, Jacuzzi, ice igloo and a feature spa

pool which opens to the countryside. Delegates

can also enjoy light refreshments on the

balcony before unwinding with a treatment with

Decleor products.

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Wrap-up Business with Well-being!

Day Rates from £25 24hr Rates from £120 Spa rates from £38

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Best Western Plus Windmill

Village Hotel Golf & Leisure

Coventry, Warwickshire

With excellent road links to Birmingham, Best

Western Plus Windmill Village Hotel Golf

and Leisure is an ideal conference venue

for delegates travelling across the UK. There

are eight flexible meeting rooms with the

Windmill Suite welcoming up to 400 delegates

for a theatre-style event and 220 for a banquet.

When the working day is over, head to the

superb spa for treatments ranging from

relaxing massages, cleansing salt scrubs

and super-hydrating body wraps to facials,

manicures and pedicures. Pool-side, delegates

can kick back on a lounger around the 20

metre heated swimming pool or dip into the

integrated whirlpool for further relaxation.

A sauna and steam room plus a fully equipped

gym complemented by a knowledgeable

team of fitness experts put the Best Western

Plus Windmill Village Hotel Golf and Leisure

at the top of many an event organiser's list.

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Wrap-up Business with Well-being!

Day Rates from £29 24hr Rates from £139 Spa rates from £25

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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The Hot Bath List!

The natural hot springs in Bath have been rejuvenating visitors

ever since the Romans arrived! Perhaps one of Europe's most

historic spa sites, the remarkably preserved Roman Baths still

flow with natural hot water from the city's thermal springs.

Open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm, if you're thinking of the

City of Bath World Heritage Site as the location for a meeting

or event, it's worth timing your schedule so delegates can take

in a visit to the Roman Baths.

To make choosing your venue in the world famous city easy,

we've selected four of our favourites which are hot on event

organisers' lists! Providing the perfect backdrop for a wide

range of functions, conferences, parties and celebrations,

consider the Hot Bath List as the equivalent to the Little Black

Book of Bath venues!

VisitEngland/BathTourismPlus/Colin Hawkins

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Bailbrook House Hotel

London Road West, Bath.

We love Bailbrook House Hotel! From

the outside, the Grade II listed building is

quintessential Bath; honey hued stones,

Georgian windows and flat roofs. Inside the

charm continues following on from a £10

million restoration project which has brought

all the design glories of the 1700s back to

life. The beauty doesn't stop there though!

Bailbrook House Hotel offers contemporary

styling at the adjacent Bailbrook Court,

which brings a modern setting to meetings.

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12 meeting rooms

Maximum capacity 200 delegates

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Day Rates from £40

24hr Rates from £140

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Sydney Road, Bath.

At Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel delegates follow

in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill who

attended Admiralty meetings at the venue!

Panelled walls, parquet flooring, chandeliers

and lots of natural daylight create a classic,

stylish backdrop for events and with

award-winning food for delegates to enjoy,

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel will be remembered

for all the right reasons.

4 meeting rooms

Maximum capacity 130 delegates

Day Rates from £65

24hr Rates from £219

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The Hot Bath List!

Hilton Bath City

Walcot Street, Bath.

Hilton Bath City makes it on to the Hot List

for the fantastic views it offers over the

River Avon and the iconic Pulteney Bridge.

Conference facilities are pretty top notch

too with smart meeting rooms, the latest

audio visual equipment and an internet café.

Whether you're planning for a board meeting,

a corporate celebration or a product launch,

your event is in the best of hands at Hilton

Bath City.

4 meeting rooms

Maximum capacity 200 delegates

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Day Rates from £30

24hr Rates from £135

Lansdown Grove Hotel

Lansdown Road, Bath.

Completing our Hot Bath List is the stunning

Grade II listed Lansdown Grove Hotel which is

one of Bath's oldest buildings. Located on a

hill above the city, the views over the UNESCO

World Heritage Site are delightful and with the

Regency style of the hotel, an event here is an

elegant affair to remember.

5 meeting rooms

Maximum capacity 110 delegates

Day Rates from £25

24hr Rates from £99

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Bath

Accommodation

HILTON

BATH CITY

Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BJ

BATH

HOLIDAY SUITES

10 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ

WINDSOR

HOTEL

69 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DL

STUDENT CASTLE

BATH

3-34 Pulteney Road South, Bath, BA2 4EZ

BROCKS

GUEST HOUSE

32 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LN

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Bath Accommodation

ABBEY HOTEL,

BW SIGNATURE COLLECTION

1 North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LF

THE

GAINSBOROUGH BATH SPA

Beau Street, Bath, BA11 1QY

ROYAL

CRESCENT HOTEL

16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS

MR DARCY'S

ABODE

1 Bedford Street, Bath, BA1 6AF

CENTRAL

BATH APARTMENT

3 Southgate Street, Flat 3, Bath, BA1 1AQ

BATH PRIORY

HOTEL & RESTAURANT

Weston Road, Bath, BA1 2XT

01775 843402 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Featured Venue

Manchester Conference Centre & Pendulum Hotel

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

Day Rates from

£35

24hr Rates from

£135

From government organisations, trade

unions, large corporations, health and

education sectors to small to medium

sized businesses, Manchester Conference

Centre is well versed in creating successful

conferences, meetings and events.

State-of-the-art AV technology, projectors

and screens, flip charts and free WiFi are

available in a choice of 15 conference

rooms.

Delicious dining, parking for up to

700 vehicles and a friendly service

complete the package available at this

popular Manchester venue which is

within walking distance of Piccadilly

Railway Station and only nine miles from

Manchester Airport.

300 Max

Delegates

15 Function

Rooms

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Dinner Dances Weddings

& Parties

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International Convention Centre

Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Featured Venue

POA

Price on application

Located in the heart of the UK, the

International Convention Centre (The ICC)

is one of Europe‘s premier conference

and meeting venues, offering an extensive

range of first-class facilities and welcoming

up to 3,000 delegates.

The award-winning venue has ten meeting

rooms and ten conference halls, including

its flagship Hall 1 auditorium and the

larger Hall 3, which provides over 3,000m²

of exhibition space. Also available is a

dedicated registration area which has one

of the UK‘s largest media walls which can

be used for an event.

Not just for large-scale events, the

International Convention Centre has

executive rooms accommodating up to

30 delegates for a boardroom meeting,

private dining and training sessions.

3,000 Max

Delegates

30 Function

Rooms

Spaces

On-site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Parties

Audio & Video

Conferencing

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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THE CHRISTMAS PARTY

SEASON IS COMING!

Christmas preparations are well and truly underway in venues and hotels across the country! Menus have

been confirmed, entertainment booked and DJs are planning their Christmas playlists and party favourites!

Our Christmas cracker of a party round-up has something to suit all the party people, all the budgets and all

the festive tick boxes to keep party planners and event organisers happy!

HOLIDAY INN LONDON

BLOOMSBURY

It’s the most wonderful time of the

year to spend with a perfect host at a

private party or festive lunch!

HOLIDAY INN

BRENTWOOD

The weather outside might be

frightful but things are hotting

up with an early bird Christmas

party discount!

HILTON AT THE AGEAS

BOWL SOUTHAMPTON

Get ready for Christmas with

afternoon tea, Christmas dinner and

festive party nights!

From £25 Save 10%

From £18.50

VALE RESORT

Will it be a Monte Carlo party night,

Gangsters and Molls or Big Mac’s

Wholly Soul Night?

GILWELL PARK

Private Christmas party nights in

the historic setting of Epping Forest

make a memorable occasion.

THE H SUITE

Have your Christmas team night out

in a winter wonderland filled with

magic and sparkle with an exclusive

hire package.

From £42

From £46

From £39.95

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Christmas Parties Offers

UNIQUE VENUES BIRMINGHAM

Britain’s best comedy dinner show with Del and

Rodney! A party inspired by the magic of Hogwarts!

A night when too much isn’t enough with a

Gloriously Glamorous party!

VICTORIA WAREHOUSE

There’s not a turkey, tree or piece of tinsel in sight at

the well-known party venue which promises more

glitter, more glitter balls and more neon than ever!

From £52

From £54

CROWNE PLAZA

LONDON THE CITY

Celebrate with colleagues and

clients with a party at Crowne Plaza

London The City.

RAMADA HOTEL &

SUITES COVENTRY

Dance the night away with a party

night, enjoy private dining or a

festive lunch!

NOVOTEL NEWCASTLE

AIRPORT

Enjoy the magic of a Christmas

cabaret show, indulge in a festive

party, lunch or dance the night away!

Starting from £26 From £19.95

Starting from £18.95

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Latest News

Wyboston Lakes Resort

announces partnership

with Paddy & Scott's

Wyboston Lakes Resort

Bedford

Leading hospitality, leisure and conference

venue Wyboston Lakes Resort is announcing a

five-year contract with coffee supplier Paddy &

Scott’s to provide an award-winning craft coffee

experience across its spa, restaurants, events

spaces and bedrooms. As part of the multi-year

agreement to provide all coffee, machinery

and branding, Paddy & Scott’s have been

commissioned to design and build a conference

coffee house, or fuelling station, as part of the

refurbishment project at the newly renamed

Woodlands Event Centre and at various other

coffee points across the Resort.

An initial capital investment of £150k in the

refuelling station, machines and other fixtures

and fittings is being financed by Wyboston

Lakes Resort, ensuring delegates will be fully

energised throughout the day. In addition to

serving high street, craft quality coffee, the

fuelling station will offer a wide range of crafted

drinks and snacks, all included in the daily

delegate rate.

The partnership will also provide ongoing

operational support and specialist training

to Wyboston Lakes Resort team members,

enabling them to become fully SCA Barista

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Latest News

certified, engage with the coffee farm in

Kenya and enjoy barista competitions to

drive standards.

This facility is set to open this month,

at the same time as the newly created

300 capacity Rosewood Suite at The

Woodlands Event Centre. Commenting on

the announcement, Steve Jones, Operations

Director at Wyboston Lakes Resort, said:

“Paddy & Scott’s ethical approach to business,

such as having their own coffee farm in the

shade of the eastern side of Mount Kenya

in northern Nairobi, allows them to support

their local community and aligns perfectly

with our own values as a proudly independent

venue that provides great value, service and

hospitality to our clients. We don’t just pay lip

service to corporate social responsibilities,

but we live and breathe these throughout all

aspects of our business.”

This latest announcement comes at an

exciting time for Wyboston Lakes Resort,

with work underway on the first phase of a

complete refurbishment of its conference and

meetings spaces. Over £3 million of investment

will add inspirational meeting areas designed

with creative flare and equipped with top of

the range technology; £0.5million is being

invested specifically in the IT network. The

Rosewood Suite at The Woodlands Event

Centre will be capable of hosting over 300

delegates and comes fully equipped with

cutting-edge technology. Training suites

will benefit from a comprehensive redesign,

providing greater inspiration and innovation

for conference guests.

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Latest News

The House of Daniel Thwaites!

For years Thwaites has been one of the best

kept secrets in hospitality, hiding its light under

a bushel.

It has made a name for itself as an

award-winning family brewer with a large

collection of pubs, yet in recent years the

company has also been quietly developing an

award-winning family of high quality hotels,

spas and inns.

From 4-star hotels complete with spas and

conference centres to historic buildings that

have been painstakingly restored, they all offer

the warmest of welcomes to people wanting

to eat, drink or stay somewhere that is full

of character.

And now they are coming together under a new

collective: The House of Daniel Thwaites.

“We are not a boring, bland, cookie-cutter

group giving a very mediocre experience"

said Chief Executive Rick Bailey. “Every one

of our hotels and inns is fabulous in its own

right - from cooking over an open fire in North

Lakes or a hotel on the banks of Windermere

with its own magnificent boathouse through

to multi-million pound restorations of buildings

left in disrepair to transform them into luxury

accommodation, bars and restaurants.

“We are bold in our design, friendly in our

service and every one of our hotels and inns

is unique in its style – people are often

amazed at the challenge we take on when we

develop our properties but we enjoy creating

characterful places for people to visit through

careful attention to the fine detail. There

isn’t another property in Beverley like the

Beverley Arms and no other restaurant in the

Lake District like FYR. We’ve even designed

dog-friendly rooms.

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Latest News

“We want to stop being a well-kept secret and

shout loud about our fabulous British business

- a great place to work and also a great place for

our customers to visit.

“When we looked at what links it all together,

it’s not the look of a building or a room, nor

is it a menu or a product, although those are

all important.

“The House of Daniel Thwaites is not another

dull collection, it’s not even a brand – it’s

a mindset, created through the eyes of the

people working in our kitchens, bars, spas

and housekeeping of our properties. It’s

what differentiates us and putting it all

together under The House of Daniel Thwaites

is the clearest way for us to help our

customers understand us.

“It stands for quality, rich experiences and

feeling comfortable and at home wherever you

find us.”

Even when developing The House of Daniel

Thwaites the company didn’t choose an

easy option - they enlisted the help of its staff

to harness their thinking. Hundreds of team

members across the country were involved in

the process, developing the new proposition

and bringing it to life.

Each property’s unique stories have been

pulled together, together with their character

and the guest experience that helps each stand

out. As a result, despite working in completely

different properties up and down the country,

the culture and personality of The House of

Daniel Thwaites shines through – a place

where guests feel relaxed and get a little bit

of themselves back.

Rick Bailey added:

“I can’t remember another time in the

company’s 211-year history when we have

made such a bold and positive statement

about our belief in our future. We’re all really

excited about it – an organisation powered

by our people, with ownership of their own

properties, delivering superb hospitality in

outstanding properties in great locations.

We want to inspire like-minded people to

know that whenever they are in one of our

properties they can trust us to help them

feel comfortable and at home.”

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Latest News

65 Queen's Gate launches fully

inclusive package for

Focus Group Meetings

65 Queen's Gate

London

Owned and managed by The Scout Association,

65 Queen's Gate has easy access to tubes, buses,

and the Heathrow Express.

The conference and event venue is making it easy

for businesses to book their ideal space for focus

groups and workshops with the launch of a brand

new package.

For £185 the fully inclusive package at the central

venue location includes room hire, refreshments,

built in AV facilities and evening hire available

from 6pm to 10pm.

Spacious rooms with natural daylight and

air-conditioning, the Nordic minimalism and

functionality of both the interior space and

outdoor terracing provides clients with an

understated blank canvas to tailor their own

event styling, whether it’s for 20 or 300 guests.

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A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life...

Nichola O’Connell

Food and Beverage Manager at Hilton Leeds City

Nichola O’Connell, food and beverage manager,

ensures that her team is motivated and

focused from breakfast service and delegate

lunches through to dinner and drinks in the

restaurant and bar, or a banquet service in the

grand Brigante Suite.

Managing a large food and beverage team that

serves guests throughout multiple venues is an

exciting challenge for Nichola. She explains:

“I keep my team engaged by giving them

individual projects to work on with their

colleagues.

"By giving my team the opportunity to take

ownership of new initiatives and through

providing them with guidance and support,

we’re able to ensure that everyone is

committed to working together to deliver

a first class service to our guests.”

The team at Hilton Leeds City know that

corporate meetings and conferences can be

long days for delegates, so they understand

how important it is to offer an exceptional food

and drink experience that will keep everyone

nourished, refreshed and engaged.

Set in the heart of the vibrant Leeds City

Centre, across from the train station, Hilton

Leeds City is a popular destination for

corporate meetings and conferences. Featuring

12 air-conditioned, daylight meeting rooms,

the hotel can accommodate a variety of events

for up to 400 delegates.

The Brigante Suite is the largest and was

refurbished in 2016. It offers a private foyer and

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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ar, which makes it suitable for gala dinners

and awards ceremonies. Nichola's team often

start a dinner event with a drinks reception in

the foyer featuring a glass of bubbly for guests

or even an exquisite hand-crafted cocktail.

Timing is everything, so the food and beverage

team will gently guide guests to their seats to

ensure that the event stays on schedule. With

space for up to 250 banquet guests, a large

team will be deployed to serve dinner so that

everyone’s food is brought to the table within a

short period of time.

On nights like this, Nichola likens her role to

directing a performance!

“Watching the team slip quietly into the full

room with such a concerted effort, circling the

tables and serving the guests is almost magical!

They quickly glide back to the kitchen for

another round of plates with no one interrupting

each other’s flow, as if they were all seemingly

following their own invisible trail on the floor.”

She proudly explained.

Many days, food service is all about creating a

convenient experience with great tastes that

wow the meeting and conference delegates.

The kitchen team gets credit for the delicious

creations, which fall under guilty pleasures,

free from, super foods or hydration dishes.

The food and beverage team create the

impressive displays each day that make it

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A Day in the Life...

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easy for delegates to make their selections

from these dishes and help themselves to the

perfect lunch.

Hilton Leeds City has recently launched a

new concept called Meetings Simplified, which

includes free flowing food all day, along with

free WiFi, a 24-hour cancellation policy, no

pre-payment and no complex contracts.

In the foyer of the dedicated 4th floor meeting

and conference space, the food and beverage

team will set out a large hydration station with

hot tea and coffee, iced tea, fruit infused water,

juices and more. A fresh selection of snacks will

be brought out in the morning and afternoon,

along with a delicious selection of individual

sized hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, tarts,

quiches, fruit and desserts in the middle of the

day for lunch.

Nichola and her team really enjoy the new

meeting concept as they’re able to ensure

that delegates can always find something to

eat and drink, no matter what time the meeting

starts or stops. She explains:

“The new food and drink experience has been

embraced by conference organisers. Lunch

happens more quickly now, ensuring that

everyone stays on schedule and they have

much more flexibility with their day. You’ll find

more lunch photos on the team member’s

Instagram accounts than you will selfies now!”

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A Day in the Life

Each day brings new events hosted by different

meeting organisers with unique conference

needs, always keeping Nichola and her team

ready to rise to the challenge. Seeing the positive

results from implementing new initiatives

and knowing that her team is responsible for

supporting the success of each event provides

her with the motivation she needs to lead a

strong food and beverage team.

To find out more on the meeting facilities and

services available or to arrange an event at

Hilton Leeds City speak to one of our team.

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Showcase

Mercure Bristol North

The Grange Hotel

Northwoods, Bristol, BS36 1RP

Leave the city behind and mix business with relaxation in

the rural setting of the Mercure Bristol North, The Grange

Hotel. Set in South Gloucestershire countryside, yet just

two miles from the M4/M5 interchange, the Mercure

Bristol North, The Grange Hotel has six meeting

rooms, all fully equipped with complimentary

WiFi, audio-visual equipment and space

for up to 180 delegates.

Day Rates from 24hr

£25

Rates from

£129

01775 843410

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Offers

Latest venue hire discounts & delegate deals

The Elvetham

Hampshire

Great Victoria Hotel

West Yorkshire

Manor By The Lake

Gloucestershire

Mix Up Your Meeting from £50

£20 Day Delegate Offer

Every 10th Delegate FREE!

The Hawkhills Conference

& Events Venue

North Yorkshire

Dalmahoy

Hotel & Country Club

Midlothian

Doubletree

By Hilton Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

Mid Year Sale 25% Off

Winter Meetings & Events Offer £29

Autumn Conference Offer £25

Bristol City

Football Club

Somerset

Doubletree

By Hilton London - Ealing

London

The Priory Rooms Meeting

& Conference Centre

West Midlands

One Hour Executive Box £45

Meet, Eat & Sleep from £159

Early Bird Offer 20% Off

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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T R E N D I N G V E N U E S

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Leeds

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Glasgow

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Nottingham

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Edinburgh

CLARION CEDAR COURT HOTEL

Wakefield

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BY COMPASS HOSPITALITY, Oxford

CEDAR COURT ASCEND HOTEL

COLLECTION, Harrogate

Oxford

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Trending Venues

CONFERENCES

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01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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A wide selection of unique four star hotels across the UK, each with their own

individual character and a team of welcoming staff. Choose a countryside retreat or

hold an event in the heart of the city, either way you'll receive a tailored

QHotels experience delivered by a brilliant team.

Ashford

International Hotel

Belton Woods Hotel

& Country Club

Dunston

Hall

Ashford, Kent Grantham, Lincolnshire Norwich, Norfolk

The Ashford International Hotel

holds an enviable location and

easy access for delegates and

international guests.

A lively resort hotel, set in 475

acres of tranquil Lincolnshire

countryside.

A stunning red brick

Elizabethan-style hotel set in

150 acres of beautiful, wooded

Norfolk parkland.

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Featured Group

Mottram

Hall

Prestbury, Cheshire

Mottram Hall takes its rightful

place as one of Cheshire's finest

venues for conferences

and meetings.

The

Midland

Manchester, Gtr Manchester

History has been written in

this iconic hotel which offers

state-of-the-art technology and

superb facilities.

Nottingham

Belfry

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

One of the largest and most

accessible conference venues

in the region, this modern hotel

boasts excellent conference

facilities.

Tankersley

Manor

Tankersley, Yorkshire

Yorkshire charm and

state-of-the-art business

facilities come together

beautifully in inspiring

meeting rooms.

The Oxford

Belfry

Thame, Oxfordshire

Just south of the great city of

Dreaming Spires and off the M40

close to major transport links,

The Oxford Belfry is a fantastic

conference and meeting hotel.

The Park Royal

Warrington

Warrington, Cheshire

The Park Royal is a superb

conference hotel located just

minutes off the M6/M56 and

only 20 minutes from Chester,

Liverpool and Manchester

Airport.

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

DAN

HARVEY

Marketing Executive

Venue Finding Specialist

Accommodation Specialist

Graphic Designer

Reservations Support

JACK

JADE

JAKE

JENNIE

JOANNE

Junior Graphic Designer

Accommodation Specialist

Reservations Agent

Venue Finding Specialist

Reservations Agent

JODIE

KATIE

KIM

KIMBERLEY

MAGS

Accommodation Specialist

Accommodation Specialist

Sales Account Manager

Director

Account Manager

MARY

NICOLE

SARAH

SARAH

STEFANIE

Venue Finding Specialist

Marketing Assisstant

Accommodation Specialist

Group Account Manager

Account Manager

SUSIE

TANYA

WENDY

ZOE

Director

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 so you're free to get on with your day.

01775 843402

The route to getting ahead of demand.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8.30AM - 5.30PM

RESERVATIONS@FINDMEAHOTELROOM.COM


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