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
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
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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