Corporate Magazine January 2020

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This month's magazine has the answers with a collection of hotels offering delegate budget busting rates in 2020. Birmingham brings a football focus to the meetings arena with an innings at Edgbaston bowling us over too! And our line-up of Rugby stadiums for conferences and celebrations will tackle large space dilemmas!

JANUARY 2020


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Contents

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Woburn Hotel

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The Rugby Squad

6

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

32

Bournemouth West Cliff

8

The Birmingham Pitch

34

Trending Venues

18

New Year, Old Budget!

36

Featured Group: Clarion Cedar Court Hotel

24

Evolution London

39

Venue Offers

26

Innside by Melia Manchester

40

Meet the Team & Using Our Services

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2019. All rights reserved. All rates contained in this magazine are correct at the time of publishing.

Front Cover: Woburn Hotel

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Woburn Hotel

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 9PX

Day Rates from

£50

24hr Rates from

£175

Just an hour from London, Birmingham, Oxford and

Cambridge, Woburn Hotel on the well-known Woburn

Abbey Estate offers a distinctive setting for meetings,

conferences and corporate celebrations. The 3,000 acre

deer park and Humphry Repton inspired landscape

certainly makes for a memorable backdrop for

team-building activities too.

Home to seven beautiful function rooms and suites,

The Canaletto Suite, with a maximum capacity of 60

delegates, creates a formal and elegant backdrop for

private dining, presentations and boardroom meetings.

The smaller Conservatory welcomes up to eight people,

and has views over the hotel’s courtyard and cottage

suites. It also makes for a beautiful breakout space when

used in combination with the Canaletto Suite.

The true show piece of the estate is the Sculpture Gallery.

Originally constructed by Henry Holland for the 5th Duke

of Bedford as an orangery and then increasingly used

to display the Duke’s personal collection of sculptures,

The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey offers a truly

impressive setting. Furthermore, the Gallery has its own

private terrace and gardens overlooking a lake.

With a dedicated event organiser, free WiFi and

award-wining catering, Woburn Hotel is a world leader.

300 Max

Delegates

7 Function

Rooms

80 Free

On-site Spaces

Free WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Parties

Team Building

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Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

Kensington, London SW7 4DN

Day Rates from

£55

A dedicated meetings and conference team, newly

refurbished meeting space and a location in the heart of

London put the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

on the map for event organisers and meeting bookers.

The large conference centre contains 11 meeting rooms

which all benefit from natural light and air-conditioning.

The Studio welcomes up to 400 delegates and has a

fitted screen and projector plus its own sound proofed

walls. It’s a popular event space for weddings and

corporate celebrations. At the opposite end of the

scale, the M2 is the smallest room and is perfect for

a boardroom meeting with ten executives around

the table.

The hotel’s conference centre also boasts a state-ofthe-art

business lounge with printing and copying

facilities as well as high-speed WiFi.

Catering for corporate events includes the Simply

Uplifting menu which has dishes designed to keep

delegates’ energy and attention levels up.

400 Max

Delegates

11 Function

Rooms

Free WiFi Restaurant Bar

Catering Parties Dry Cleaning

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Featured Venue

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Championship meetings and premier pitches, goal

scoring conferences and memorable team-building

innings; next time you’re considering a Midlands venue

for a corporate event, take a small step away from the

city centre and head to one of Birmingham’s inspiring

sports venues. From a world-class cricket ground to

premier football stadia, hosting a boardroom meeting,

large corporate celebration, conference or exhibition

is staged with world winning facilities and superb

support services. Plus with these venues well versed

in welcoming thousands of national and international

visitors, the welcome is warm, transport links are good

and ample on-site parking is assured.

Birmingham City Football Club

Photo by fitzyt [CC BY 3.0]

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Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7QU

Edgbaston Cricket Ground is well connected to

Birmingham’s major network of roads and public

transport routes, and is about a 15-minute journey

from the city centre. The test match cricket venue can

host up to 800 delegates and offers a choice of eight

impressive, flexible function spaces with views over the

iconic cricket pitch.

For a small meeting, presentation or pitch, the venue’s

Executive Boxes on the third floor of the new stand,

provide a touch of luxury and exclusivity to an event.

Four of the boxes feature bi-fold doors and access to

a private balcony and executive lounge. Not just for

meetings, boxes can be used as break-out space, quiet

zones and also make for an interesting backdrop for a

drinks reception.

The largest space is the ground floor Exhibition Hall

which adjoins the main reception area. This blank

canvas area can be used for sporting events and

concerts as well as product launches and parties.

Demonstrating its flexibility and popularity, it has

hosted catwalk fashion shows, wedding fairs and

national award dinners too.

For a mid-scale event welcoming up to 300 guests, the

Members Lounge continues with a theme of exclusivity

with its own private entrance, bar, restaurant and

restroom facilities and naturally, superb views to bowl

over delegates!

Technical support is available from the on-site team

who are passionate about creating successful events

where delegates and guests have the best experience.

With large screen TVs and the latest audio visual

equipment, free WiFi in all conference and public areas

plus delicious catering options, an event at Edgbaston

Cricket Ground is definitely in safe hands.

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The Birmingham Pitch

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Aston Villa Football Club

Birmingham, West Midlands B6 6HE

Birmingham boasts two of the world’s oldest

professional football teams with Aston Villa (1874) and

Birmingham City (1875).

The impressive Villa Park offers a wide range of

executive boxes, lounges, suites and restaurants for

hosting events. With Aston Villa playing premiership

football, delegates can anticipate premier facilities and

exceptional service levels.

Recently recognised as Venue of the Year 2019 at the

prestigious Birmingham Awards, Villa Park’s hospitality

area - the Holte Suite - is an exciting space for corporate

events. Located at the Holte End of the stadium, the

elegant ground floor space enjoys access to its own

car park, entrance and foyer area and has a scene

stealing mezzanine level that overlooks the main suite.

Welcoming 700 delegates for a theatre-style event or 500

people for a gala, the Holte Suite works equally well for

black tie receptions and white collar presentations.

High quality, state-of-the-art audio visuals and an

experienced AV team, plus a dedicated event

coordinator and free WiFi ensure events will run

smoothly, even if they should last longer than 90

minutes and fall into extra time!

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The Birmingham Pitch

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Photo by fitzyt [CC BY 3.0]

Birmingham City Football Club

Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4RL

Named after the comedy legend and devoted fan of

Birmingham FC, the Jasper Carrott Suite at St Andrew’s

Stadium is the latest edition to the team’s collection of

suites. What makes the Jasper unique though, is the

panoramic views of both the pitch and the city.

Along with these exciting views, the suite boasts a

modern décor and open plan layout, a private bar and

an option for a dance floor too. Capacities are good;

150 for a party and 180 delegates for a presentation in

theatre-style seating.

Air-conditioning and free WiFi keep everyone cool and

connected and with an award-winning catering team

delivering a delicious line-up of menus, a championship

event, and a win for Birmingham, is the final score!

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The Birmingham Pitch

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West Bromwich Albion Football Club

West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF

Situated just under four miles from the city centre

and home to championship football, The Hawthorns

is where West Bromwich Albion FC are enjoying a

successful 2019/20 season and look to finish way ahead

of their rivals Birmingham. Located minutes from the

M5 and with direct rail and metro links to Birmingham

city centre, the stadium facilities have benefited

from recent refurbishment works. In addition to

providing a contemporary backdrop for corporate

events, state-of-the-art audio visuals ensure company

messages are seamlessly delivered.

The Hawthorns also offers an exciting and exclusive

opportunity to hire the football pitch for corporate

kick abouts and competitions as well as charity days.

From team-talks in the dressing rooms to walking

through the tunnel and running onto the pitch,

delegates can really get a feel for being a professional

player, experiencing the pre-match nerves and rush

of adrenaline as the whistle blows for kick off! Perfect

for some company in-house competition as well as

encouraging communication and other important

team-building skills, this game of football is sure to

excite some calls of ‘they think it’s all over! It is now!’

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The Birmingham Pitch

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If you’re looking to secure a great New Year saving on

delegate day rates, look no further! Our 20 for £22

or less will help stretch the budget in 2020.

Leicestershire County

Cricket Club

Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 8AD

Day Rates from

£18

Hilton

Manchester Airport Hotel

Manchester, Greater Manchester M90 4WP

Day Rates from

£19

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New Year, Old Budget!

The H Suite

Birmingham, West Midlands B16 0AA

Day Rates from

£19.95

Laura Ashley Hotel,

The Lliffe Coventry

Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 4EQ

Day Rates from

£18

West Midlands Golf Club

& The Lake at Barston Restaurant

Solihull, West Midlands B92 0LB

Day Rates from

£20

Mercure

Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa

Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1NQ

Day Rates from

£20

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Holiday Inn Express

Rotherham North

Rotherham, South Yorkshire S63 7EQ

Day Rates from

£20

Best Western

Chilworth Manor

Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7PT

Day Rates from

£20

Best Western Plus

Milford Hotel

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 5LQ

Day Rates from

£20

Stifford Hall Hotel

Grays, Essex RM16 5UE

Day Rates from

£22

20


New Year, Old Budget!

Arnos Manor Hotel

Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3HQ

Day Rates from

£20

Best Western Grimsby

Oaklands Hall Hotel

Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN37 7LF

Day Rates from

£21.95

Best Western

Crewe Arms Hotel

Crewe, Cheshire CW2 6DN

Day Rates from

£20

Best Western Stoke on Trent

City Centre Hotel

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5NB

Day Rates from

£20

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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New Year, Old Budget!

Station Hotel

Perth, Perth & Kinross PH2 8HE

Day Rates from

£15

The Kcom Stadium

Hull, East Yorkshire HU3 6HU

Day Rates from

£18.50

Colworth Park

Conference & Events

Bedford, Bedfordshire MK44 1LQ

Day Rates from

£17

Park Inn by Radisson

Peterborough

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1BA

Day Rates from

£20

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01775 843402

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Evolution London

Battersea, London SW8 4NW

POA

This is a flexible and unique venue in the heart of

Battersea Park. Purpose-built, it boasts close to

6,000 square metres ready to be transformed into

a large conference, exhibition, product launch,

award ceremony or corporate celebration. Evolution

London can easily seat 2,000 dinner guests, host

4,000 people for a reception or 3,500 delegates

attending a theatre-style event. Past events have

included fashion shows, charity fundraisers and

televised events too.

With its blank canvas styling, the potential at

Evolution London is huge and with an experienced

in-house team to guide and advise, making the

most of the state-of-the-art venue and all it offers,

is not difficult.

Adding to the facilities and services, the technical

on-site partners can offer a high-spec production

package and the resident caterers will create innovative

menus to compliment your event.

4000 Max

Delegates

1 Function

Room

Free WiFi

Catering

Parties AV Conferencing Live Music

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Featured Venue

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Innside by Melia Manchester

Manchester, Gtr Manchester M15 4RP

Day Rates from

£35

24hr Rates from

£175

Innside Manchester is the first in the UK and brings a

contemporary, fresh approach to hospitality. Located

in the vibrant First Street development in the heart of

Manchester, in a stunning new building, the largest

event room is the Chadwick Suite with 300m2 of

space and a maximum capacity of 300 delegates. The

suite has an integrated LCD projector, screen and

blackout curtains plus for smaller events, the Chadwick

can be divided into three separate areas, all with their

own internal cloakroom. WiFi is available in all the

conference rooms and for delegates staying on a

24-hour rate, the hotel offers excellent leisure facilities.

Innside Manchester has superb transport links and is just

a short walk from Manchester Central and Deansgate.

300 Max

Delegates

5 Function

Rooms

Free WiFi Restaurant Bar

Parties Gym & Spa AV Conferencing

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Featured Venue

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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BT Murrayfield

Photo by Calum404 [CC BY 4.0]


Sixways Stadium

Worcester, Worcestershire WR3 8ZE

DR from

£30

• Home to the Worcester Warriors

• A 65 acre complex including the stadium and surrounding training pitches

• Modern and bright meeting rooms with impressive views of the pitch

• Maximum capacity is 700 delegates

• An all-weather artificial grass pitch is available for team-building days, concerts and marquee events

• Free parking for up to 1,000 vehicles.

Allianz Park

Hendon, London NW4 1R

Reduced delegate

rates/room hire in 2020

DR from

£35

SPECIAL SAVING!

• Home to the Saracens

• 26 acres of green space including the state-of-the-art stadium and access to The Priory Collection

(one of the world’s most valuable sporting collections)

• Superb transport links to the M1, M25, A1, A41 and the North Circular

• Maximum capacity is 2,000 delegates and free parking for 800 vehicles

• A Kosher kitchen licensed by the London Beth Din.

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The Rugby Squad

Emerald Headingley Stadium

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3BR

DR from

£29

• Home to Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Yorkshire Carnegie

• The only conference and events facility in the world to overlook two international sports stadia

• Brand new AV equipment in modern meeting rooms

• Adaptable conference spaces to create bespoke events

• Maximum capacity is 350 delegates

• Easy access via road, rail, or air, and ample on-site parking.

BT Murrayfield

Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 5PJ

DR from

£25

• Home to the national side

• One of the largest gala dinner experiences with a capacity for 1,100 guests

• 1,500 square metres of exhibition space

• Training pitches for team-building events

• Exclusive pitch side arrival for delegates

• Superb transport links include the stadium’s own tram stop!

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Bournemouth West Cliff

Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5JS

Day Rates from

£28

24hr Rates from

£130

From a conference or gala dinner for 200 guests to a

private dining occasion or discreet boardroom meeting,

Bournemouth West Cliff combines excellent facilities

and services with inviting garden spaces for company

BBQs, drinks receptions and refreshment areas.

Sauvignon Suite also has a private bar and benefits

from a stage, dance floor and restroom facilities. It has

access to an adjoining garden too, which as well as

being a useful and enjoyable space for refreshments,

accommodates team-building events too.

Event organisers have a choice of five rooms. The

Merlot is the largest, with a capacity for 200 delegates.

With its own private lounge and bar and direct

disabled access, the air-conditioned space is ideal for

a conference or celebration.

Slightly smaller and welcoming up to 150 guests, the

For a small boardroom meeting, the Cabernet

Boardroom is purpose-built and features eight hour

comfort chairs, an impressive conference table and an

interactive plasma screen.

Overnight delegates have excellent health and leisure

facilities at their disposal too.

200 Max

Delegates

5 Function

Rooms

90

On-site Spaces

Free WiFi

Restaurant

& Catering

Bar

Parties

AV Conferencing

Gym, Spa

& Indoor pool

32


Featured Venue

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Oulton Hall Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 8HN

Slaley Hall Hotel

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE47 0BX

The Queens

Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 1PJ

Doubletree by Hilton Forest Pines

Hotel & Golf Resort

Brigg, Lincolnshire DN20 0AQ

Delta by Marriott

Cheltenham Chase Hotel

Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL3 4PB

Aloft Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside L2 5QW

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 0PY

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln

Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1YW

Stratford Manor

Telford, Shropshire TF7 4DT

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Nottingham Belfry

Nottinghamshire NG8 6PY

Dunston Hall

Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8PQ

Doubletree by Hilton

Oxford Belfry

Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2JW

The Grand, York

York, North Yorkshire YO1 6GD

Holiday Inn Kenilworth Warwick

Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1ED

Delta Hotels by Marriott

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6HL

Holiday Inn Express

Leigh Sports Village

Leigh, Lancashire WN7 4JY

Doubletree by Hilton

Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire CV37 6QQ

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Clarion Cedar Court Hotel

Huddersfield

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD3 3RH

Conveniently located just off the M62, this 4-star hotel has 15

air-conditioned meeting rooms with audio visual equipment and free

WiFi. It welcomes a maximum of 400 delegates and has free parking

for up to 250 vehicles.

Clarion Cedar Court Hotel

Wakefield

Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 3QZ

Extensive business and banqueting facilities in a choice of 18

conference and function suites with the largest space welcoming up

to 500 delegates for a theatre style event. Extensive parking, free WiFi

and a popular health club which is free to use for 24-hour delegates.

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Featured Group

Cedar Court Harrogate,

Ascend Hotel Collection

Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5AH

An historic Grade II listed property with views over the 200 acre Stray

parkland. Located close to the railway station and just a short drive from

the A1, the hotel offers a choice of ten function rooms, with the Cedar

Suite the largest, welcoming up to 300 delegates. Small boardroom

meetings and private dining occasions are equally at home here.

Clarion Cedar Court

Bradford

Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 8HW

As one of the largest purpose-built conference and banqueting venues

in the North, Cedar Court Hotel Bradford offers an extensive choice of

meeting and event spaces, with a maximum capacity for 300 delegates.

Ample parking, 20 minutes from the centre of Leeds and with its own

motorway!

01775 843410 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Venue Offers

Latest venue hire discounts & delegate deals

The H Suite

Birmingham, West Midlands B16 0AA

Hallmark Hotel Derby

Mickleover Court

Derby, Derbyshire, DE3 0XX

Allianz Park

Hendon, London NW4 1RL

19% Off before 29 February 2020

Naughty But Nice Conference Offer!

Save up to 20% in 2020

Doubletree by Hilton

London - Ealing

Ealing, London W5 3HN

Holiday Inn London

Kensington Forum

Kensington, London SW7 4DN

Copthorne Merry Hill

Dudley, West Midlands DY5 1UR

Conference Rewards

2 in 12 Free in January 2020

Bespoke Meetings Offer

Manchester Conference

Centre & Pendulum Hotel

Manchester, Gtr Manchester M1 3BB

De Vere Horsley Estate

East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6DT

Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 6UA

WInter Warmer Offer

Welcome the New Year!

Free Friday

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Meet the Team

Ali

Marketing Executive

Jack

Graphic Designer

Jade

Digital Marketing

Apprentice

Jade

Accommodation

Specialist

Jenny

Venue Finding

Specialist

Joana

Reservations

Supervisor

Joanne

Reservations Agent

Jodie

Reservations Agent

Kim

Sales Account

Manager

Kimberley

Director

Lizzy

Client Services

Mags

Account Manager

Mary

Venue Finding

Specialist

Nicole

Marketing

Assistant

Rory

Business Development

Executive

Ryan

Reservations

Support

Sarah

Group Account

Manager

Stefanie

Account Manager

Susie

Director

Tanya

Director

Wendy

Travel Specialist


Using our Services

Contact Us

(+44) 01775 843410

reservations@findmeaconference.com

www.findmeaconference.com

Your Enquiry

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.

Our Proposal

Working in partnership with you, your dedicated

Findmeaconference specialist will prepare a proposal with

options for your consideration.

Confirmation

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.

Your Event

Your event successfully takes place and a Findmeaconference

specialist contacts you to gather feedback on the venue,

facilities and services.


Using our Services

Contact Us

(+44) 01775 843402

reservations@findmeahotelroom.com

www.findmeahotelroom.com

Your Enquiry

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.

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.

Confirmation

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 portal so

you can request, manage and monitor your accommodation

requirements and access management tools and reports.


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