As Halloween approaches, we're celebrating all things ghostly
with a run-down of QHotels' historic venues, perfect for creating
the spook factor for your next event!
Crewe Hall, Cheshire
Perfect for: Large conferences
Crewe Hall is a Jacobean mansion located
near Crewe in Cheshire and celebrated 400 years since the
first brick was laid in 2016. 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 by architect E. M. Barry - son of
Charles Barry who built Westminster Palace and Highclere Castle of
Downton Abbey fame - after a fire in 1866. It is considered
among his best works, alongside the Royal Opera House inCovent
Today the majestic grade 1 listed building stands proud in the
heart of the Cheshire countryside having played host to royalty
throughout the years.
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. QHotels has skilfully ensured that the hotel also
meets the needs of guests today, with the addition of a
contemporary wing, health club and events centre.
The event space:
Crewe Hall features 17 conference and event spaces for up to 364
The Old Hall offers conference organisers an inspiring setting
for a large conference or corporate event. However, behind
the historic hall is Crewe's best kept secret, a state-of-the-art,
self-contained, purpose built events centre. Striking in design it
boasts eight multi-purpose conference and event suites.
Norton Park, Winchester
Perfect for: Corporate retreats
On the outskirts of Winchester, QHotels' Norton Park is a
four-star hotel specialising in conferences, events and training.
The hotel features a 16th century manor house and a
newly-refurbished 17th century Tythe Barn, offering for
a unique event setting, steeped in history.
With 166 bedrooms, set within 54 acres of peaceful grounds,
Norton Park is the ideal location for a corporate retreat,
residential conference or event with an authentic historic twist,
away from the hustle and bustle.
Norton Park offers three unique spaces: a 16th
century manor house, a modern state-of-the-art conference venue
and, for something a little bit different, the 17th
century Tythe Barn, complete with original oak beams, oak flooring
and thatched roof. Here corporate clients can host unique
events such as medieval style banquets or simply enjoy the
quintessentially English surroundings in exclusivity.
In addition, Norton Park also features an 'Inspirational
Training' facility, created with training events in mind. It has
been designed with a simple, modern layout with plenty of break out
areas and a free syndicate room, allowing for flexible room set-up,
bespoke to the trainer's requirements. The simple and modern décor
- including an inspirational feature wall - and relaxed-style
furniture has also been designed to enhance the learning
The hotel is 10 minutes from junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 and
just off the A34, withSouthamptonAirportjust 23 miles away.
Norton Park is 20 miles from Newbury and 46 miles from Sunbury and
also offers a shuttle bus service fromWinchesterstation subject to
The Midland, Manchester
Perfect for: Evening receptions and parties
One of Britain's most historic hotels located in the heart
ofManchester's city centre, The Midland Hotel first opened its
doors in 1903. Over the course of its 100 year history, the
hotel has played host to Kings,Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers
and rock stars.
The grade II listed building is where Rolls first met Royce and
decided to start making luxury cars together.
The location of The Midland is hard to beat. Just 200m
from Oxford Road Station, 800m from Piccadilly Station and across
the road from Manchester Central; the hotel provides great
accessibility for both business travellers and leisure guests.
Opulently decorated and oozing charm, The Midland is renowned
for hosting some of the city's biggest and most lavish
The hotel boasts 14 event and meeting rooms, catering for up to
700 delegates in its ultra-modern Alexandra Suite, with a dedicated
team to ensure every last detail is carried out to perfection.
The Midland also offers guests the option of a choice of
bedrooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants: The French, and
Mr Cooper's House & Garden and the new spa, The Spa at The