About Crewe Hall: Old Meets New

Crewe Hall, which this year celebrates 400 years since the first brick was laid, is a Jacobean mansion located near Crewe in Cheshire. Built between 1615 and 1636 for Sir Randolph Crewe, it was one of the county's largest houses in the 17th century, and was said to have "brought London into Cheshire".  The hall was extended in the late 18th century and extensively restored after a fire in 1866 by architect E. M. Barry - son of Charles Barry, best-known for his work on Westminster Palace and Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame.  Crewe Hall is considered among his best works, alongside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Today the majestic Grade I listed building stands proudly in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.
Blending historical elegance and modern features, the hotel's Old Hall showcases the venue's history, from stunning marble fireplaces to the intricacies of the carved wood and stained glass windows. For conference organisers this offers an inspiring setting for a large conference or corporate event. However, behind the historic hall is Crewe Hall's best kept secret, a state-of-the-art, self-contained, purpose-built conference centre.  Contemporary in design, it boasts eight multi-purpose suites, bringing the number of conference and event spaces across the hotel to 17, with space for up to 364 delegates.

What's new at Crewe Hall?

Listening to its guests, the hotel has recently invested heavily into its Wi-Fi infrastructure, to offer a premium service of dedicated bandwidth, with up to 90Mbs for conferences and events; a connection that's five times faster than the average UK broadband.  Paving the way for larger conferences to have all delegates connected at one time, the investment meets the changing needs of event organisers hosting large-scale events, where reliable internet access for all delegates is key to the event's success.
Inspired by event organisers, Crewe Hall has also launched TellTheChef, an online food pre-order system that allows event organisers to effortlessly collect information from event attendees about their food orders, allergies and preferences. In turn, diners can leave extensive feedback, which the venue can take on board for future events.

Mart Louwerse, General Manager at Crewe Hall, said: "Using a stately home as a C&E venue of choice is a great way to bring character and charisma to an event without compromising on advanced facilities. At Crewe Hall, we work hard to ensure that the classic features and atmosphere are part of each event, whilst ensuring the most up-to-date technology and facilities are available, giving organisers and delegates the best of both worlds. "Our recent investment into our Wi-Fi is proving to be a great decision, as we've started to see trends in the industry such as paperless conferencing and other green initiatives, which means our Wi-Fi needs to be capable of hosting multiple devices at one time.

"TellTheChef represents a significant development in our C&E services. It's really important that we continually improve our service and take on board feedback, and TellTheChef really helps us do that. It ensures catering at our events runs as smoothly as possible, making life that bit easier for our clients."

For more information, or to book an event at Crewe Hall, visit http://www.QHotels.co.uk/our-locations/crewe-hall/or call 01270 253 333

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