Hotels for events - the benefits

Whilst unconventional venues such as museums and stadiums have their place and can provide interesting event settings, it's difficult to compete with the hotel model when it comes to consistent, outstanding service, broad ranging facilities and high-quality hospitality.

1.     Consistency

Expert event teams across each of our 26 hotels, means event bookers are safe in the knowledge that the level of service and the overall experience will be outstanding and consistent every time. QHotels was named No.1 Large Group in the 2016 VenueVerdict awards for the sixth consecutive year, with 11 of our venues achieving an accreditation in July 2017, based on organisers' likelihood to recommend venues based on their experience.

2.     Fewer suppliers

Independent venues often require event bookers to outsource elements such as catering and AV, so the largest and perhaps most obvious advantage of organising events at our hotels is being able to book and coordinate everything through one in-house team.  Having a 'one-stop-shop' of experts to organise everything from F&B and AV, to operations and teambuilding means organisers have fewer suppliers to coordinate and a single, dedicated point of contact. It also means our people are experienced in working together to bring every element together seamlessly.

3.     Combining business and leisure

We're also seeing a growing trend in corporate bookers looking to add value to their conferences and meetings by combining business and leisure (dubbed in the industry as 'Bleisure').  In this sense hotels can offer the whole package. For example our corporate customers can not only benefit from specialist events spaces and state-of-the-art facilities but high-quality accommodation, luxurious spas and health clubs, golf courses and a range of restaurants on site.

4.     Competitive packages for event profs

Event organisers also benefit from packages designed specifically for C&E bookers.  Where events have a little more elasticity, our 'Meet Off Peak' package can bring the cost of the venue down by booking outside our over-subscribed key conference days (Tuesday/Wednesday), freeing up budget to be spent elsewhere. We also offer a choice of special complimentary extras, such as bacon rolls on arrival, a free syndicate room, bedroom upgrades for organisers and senior managers and a drinks reception, all of which add value and ensure attendees continue to enjoy their event experience, whichever day of the week it's held on.


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