Europe is undoubtedly one of the world’s busiest regions for conferences and events. Sometimes it may seem that many hotels offer a very similar product – guest rooms, meeting space and restaurants. However not all hotels are the same when it comes to corporate events. Choosing a hotel is possibly the most important decision you’ll make in the event planning process.
Morghan, one of our venue sourcing experts at venuesworld.com HQ in Dublin, has listed her favourite European hotels for corporate events in 2019.
Morghan based her choices on:
1. Client requests and demands
2. Hotel accessibility
3. The scenery and landscape surrounding the hotel.
4. Suitability of the hotel for holding corporate events.
Heythrop Park | Oxfordshire
Heythrop Park provides a true English country house experience. Oozing with period charm and set on 440 acres of lush country side, Heythrop Park is a perfect location for a combination of conferences and team building activities. The resort boasts 29 meeting spaces throughout and can facilitate up to 800 within a purpose built marquee on the lawn of the property for additional wow factor. The property creates limitless opportunities for business and leisure with an abundance of outdoor space, golf, onsite team building activities and dining. The possibilities are endless at Heythrop Park.
Sun Gardens | Croatia
With easy access to Dubrovnik’s old town and just a 40 minute drive from the airport, Sun Gardens is a venue built for modern business events. The 5 star venue offers over 400 bedrooms, multiple restaurants and poolside bars. The hotel oozes Mediterranean elegance throughout it’s spacious rooms suitable for gala dinners, conferences, meetings and breaks. During the summer months, the hotel also offers a shuttle boat to the old town. The Sun Gardens hotel is an ideal venue for mixing a business meetings with an incentive or team building trip.
The Westin | Dublin
The Westin Dublin is a unique property built into historic bank vaults with views over Trinity College. The Westin offers simple, elegant private meeting rooms that can hold events for up to 270 people. The gem of this restored bank vault is the spectacular banquet room – The Banking Hall. Marble, crystal and chandeliers surround your guest for a touch of luxury in Dublin city centre. The Georgian-style property offers world renowned Irish hospitality, a dramatic backdrop and 21st century amenities.
Royal Lancaster | London
15 minutes from London’s financial district and a quick taxi ride to the city’s most famous tourist spots, the Royal Lancaster is positioned perfectly for corporate events. With ample natural day light throughout it’s meeting and event spaces, the Royal Lancaster offers a stylish alternative space for your corporate event in London. The versatile venue has 400 bedrooms with breathtaking views of London’s skyline and Hyde Park.
Hotel Narvil | Poland
If you are searching for something slightly different to a standard conference hotel, then the Hotel Nervil in Poland could be exactly what you have been searching for. This 4 star hotel is less than an hour from Warsaw Chopin Airport and a 40 minute drive from Warsaw city centre and boasts 332 bedrooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge, indoor pool, night club, outdoor tennis court, spa services and a terrace.
Combining luxury and business, this nature inspired hotel is located next to the Narew River, a nature reserve, and a private harbour for guest to explore. Hotel Narvil is ideal for business events, board meetings, conferences and banquets for up to 1200 guests. The beautiful surroundings, spa and walking trails allowing you to include an aspect of wellness and mindfulness as part of your event.