New and Refurbished UK Event Venues 2018/2019


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Solent Hotel and Spa, near Southampton, has launched new function space, The Dorchester Suite.

The Dorchester Suite is an adaptable space suitable for boardroom meetings, theatre-style presentations or classroom set-ups of up to 35 people.

The Solent Hotel and Spa offers super-fast Wi-Fi and free on-site parking, as well as the new Meetings Genie, the on-call customer service button for optimum assistance throughout the day.

On Thursday 4 April, Solent Hotel invites guests to celebrate the launch of the new space at an open evening, from 6pm to 8pm. As well as experiencing the upgraded facilities and refreshed interiors, guests will enjoy samples of the Conference Café’s updated menu, from street food to buffet-style foods.


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A new hotel brand, Inhabit Hotels, will launch in London this summer. Set in six Georgian townhouses off a quaint Paddington mews, Inhabit London will fuse Scandinavian design influences with traditional British heritage and touches of Eastern flair

The hotel will take a holistic approach to hospitality, with wellness‐ savvy staff, healthy food choices and a mind‐improving library. The atrium, a space with living walls at the heart of the hotel, will host regular fitness classes, yoga and guided meditation. The hotel also features 90 guest rooms and a café with all-day menu.

The hotel will be free of single-use plastics and partner with social enterprises such as Globechain, an online reuse platform connecting businesses, charities and people to enable reuse of unwanted and surplus items.

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De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, located in Covent Garden, has unveiled the results of a £700,000 refurbishment of its meetings and events spaces, bringing them in line with the company’s Smart Space meetings concept.

The 13 meeting rooms are now equipped with the latest AV technology, while free, super-fast Wi-Fi can be used by guests at any time. The rooms can accommodate meetings of various sizes, with The Covent Garden and Dorset rooms having a capacity of 80 delegates each, while the smaller Board Rooms (pictured) are ideal for more intimate meetings for up to 12 people.

Smart Space comprises nine service features designed to offer a highly responsive, personalised meetings and events service. The service includes everything from a live availability booking service and up to 1GB super-fast Wi-Fi to interactive displays and an on-site team of experts to help overcome any tech issues a client may face.

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms also offers Showtime Rewards, a loyalty scheme to say thank you for corporate event business. With no minimum spend, and automatic rewards such as free cinema tickets, delegates will be able to enjoy benefits from their first event.

The refurbishment follows an overhaul of the venue’s Grand Hall, which can accommodate up to 750 people, with spectacular chandeliers, staging and AV technology available.