News: A Sundial Guide To Finding A Suitable Conference Hotel in the UK
1 Mar 2011
The benefits of choosing a dedicated conference hotel can't be underestimated for those serious about doing business in the midst of a continually sluggish economy, advise Sundial Venues, Sundial Group's award winning specialist meeting venues in the UK.
1. Dedicated Facilities
Conference centres or conference hotels with dedicated facilities will make doing business that much easier than in a hotel that may have one or two conference rooms as an addition to its main travel and leisure focus.
Time is limited at a conference or seminar and because of that, efficient working practises must be adopted to take as much as possible from each day. Choosing a conference hotel in Warwickshire for example that has dedicated conference suits equipped with high quality AV equipment and set up with stationary, seating and workspaces makes much more sense than choosing a Birmingham hotel catering for leisure travellers that may not have projectors, big screens or high speed Wi-Fi tested for use on a daily basis.
A good conference hotel should also have a choice of accommodation options in order to cater for all delegate requirements. This is of particular importance when a large group booking is being made. Each of the three Sundial conference hotels has claimed a coveted TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. This certificate of excellence, presented to the group's conference hotel Birmingham, conference hotel Surrey and conference hotel Northampton, sets each venue apart as providing high levels of hospitality. It required each venue to have an average of a four out of five star rating as well as an acceptable volume of recent reviews by TripAdvisor users.
In a good conference hotel, accommodation should offer certain features which make it easy to continue working if required - work desks and Wi-Fi access should be offered, along with sufficient lighting to use a laptop and a direct dial telephone. Other added extras within the rooms can also make meeting deadlines during the conference more achievable - even simple additions such as bottled water and hot drink facilities make a big difference.
3. Value for Money
It goes without saying that value for money is also a prime consideration, especially when many businesses are being required to do more with less. Consider asking any venue being considered what special offers are applicable, how big a group discount is applied, if loyalty schemes are in place and if they have been recognised for value for money services.
Sundial Group's meeting venues have officially been named best "Value for Money" in BDRC Continental's "VenueVerdict" survey for 2010 and have held this position consistently for the past three years.
For more information about Sundial's complete meeting packages, please visit http://www.sundialgroup.com.