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News: Escape the Big City and Enjoy A Tranquil Corporate Event at A Countryside Conference Hotel

1 Aug 2012

Meeting venues in the centre of London are often overcrowded and impersonal, with a lack of natural light and a notable absence of the tranquillity required to really focus when it counts. More and more businesses are choosing to get away to the peace and calm in neighbouring Surrey, to specialist country house meeting venues such as Barnett Hill, operated by the renowned Sundial Group. Set in acres of rolling countryside, the calm surroundings of the area just outside picturesque Guildford can help to keep delegates at all meetings resolutely alert and ensure that the event is productive and successful.

Many larger companies encounter problems when trying to plan events that are not immediately in the centre of London, as coordinating travel arrangements for large numbers of delegates over long distances can be a troublesome issue. Barnett Hill has excellent transport links to the capital and is easily accessible within an hour, so transport need not be an issue when planning a conference or event. In addition to this, many of the meetings packages offered by Sundial at the Surrey conference venue include an experienced member of the events management staff to assist in the logistics of the event, from travel arrangements to overnight accommodation if necessary. For businesses with high numbers of delegates, this can remove the stress that comes with organisation and allows those attending to truly enjoy the benefits that come from a countryside retreat.

Heading for a countryside retreat can also offer a wealth of leisure options that London is lacking. Barnet Hill's outdoor pursuits include croquet and a variety of woodland walks that would be difficult to find in the concrete jungle that is the capital. Delegates from conferences who are taking advantage of the overnight accommodation deals are invited to borrow mountain bikes and explore the surrounding villages, as well as use the spa and sauna facilities at their own leisure. The venue is also just minutes away from a number of the best golf courses in the country. Unwinding properly is just as important as contribution and focus at meetings and important events, and Barnet Hill's leisure facilities offer many options impossible to find in the centre of London.

The meetings packages offered at Barnett Hill are extensive and varied, to suit the needs of each individual business or party. There are non-residential packages which cover a basic day of meetings, including all refreshments and break times, as well as a four-course buffet lunch. The 24-hour meetings package can provide a night's welcome respite from the city with a night to reflect on the events of the day, and those businesses who have strong environmental concerns can enjoy a ‘green' meetings package, where special arrangements are made in order to cut carbon emissions and ensure an eco-friendly event that might have proved otherwise impossible in the big city.

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