At PCCC you'll fi nd everything you need under one roof, where no event is too big or too small. Get in touch to see how PCCC can make your event in the heart of London a truly unique experience.To book your next event please call the team on 020 7631 8306 or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.orgAlternatively take a look at our website www.pccc.co.uk for further information.We're full of little surprises.2012-02-14_188x114_pccc_cn_hp_ad.indd 114/02/2012 14:48Visit us at Confex on stand B820Your Event, Your WayAt Four Pillars Hotels, we understand that there is no such thing as a standard event. So we've created Meetings Four You - a meetings, conferences and events offering that can be tailored to suit you.Take, for instance, our meetings by the hour option - perfect when you simply need a meeting room that's fully-equipped and convenient, but without breaking the bank. Start with the basic package then add whatever you like from our range of optional extras.With venues in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds ranging from a contemporary lakeside resort to a property in a prime Oxford city location, there is bound to be something to suit your taste and budget.For more information, visit www.meetingsfouryou.co.ukor call 0845 600 70 71
30 . www.conference-news.co.uk . March 2012March HOTEL UPDATEMenzies Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-AvonMenzies Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club has completed the second phase of its £2.2m refurbishment, with a makeover of all its public and meeting rooms. Upgrades have been made to the restaurant, the bar and lounge and its function rooms. The Welcombe Suite has been re-styled and fi tted with up-to-date audiovisual equipment. The Oak Room, which is used for board meetings for up to 20 guests, has added new furnishings.New buggy pathways were constructed on the 18-hole championship Golf course and two new treatment rooms were added to the facilities at the Welcombe Spa.Hotel La Tour BirminghamHotel La Tour Birmingham (below), the first venue for the new brand in UK hospitality, opens in March. The £24m development features 174 bedrooms and suites, a bar, restaurant and street café, plus a dedicated conference and meetings floor offering event space for 120 delegates.TNew kids on the blockSarah O'Donnell highlights a selection of new and refurbished meeting hotels across the UK as well as those celebrating important milestones this year across the UKThistle Euston, LondonThe hotel (above) has been given a completely new look following a refurbishment including six refreshed meeting rooms, Wi-Fi throughout and new facilities inside the executive rooms. In the lobby, business guests benefi t from a new 'meet-and-greet' point and a breakout area featuring high tables with laptop sockets. Thistle Euston has launched a new breakfast experience for executive room guests where by they can enjoy it at a much faster service, with a free newspaper and Costa coffee.Haycock Hotel, WansfordMacdonald Hotels and Resorts has taken on the 48-bedroom Haycock Hotel in Wansford, near Stamford, which has conference facilities for 250 delegates. The 16th century property now operates as a Macdonald Associate Hotel and all 40 staff have been retained. Burleigh Court, LeicestershireBurleigh Court, run by Loughborough University's hospitality brand imago, is celebrating its 21st anniversary by hosting a number of events throughout 2012. The hotel will be the offi cial host venue of Team GB and the Japanese Olympic team. Alveston House Hotel, BristolThroughout the fi rst quarter of 2012 Alveston House Hotel has undergone an overhaul with fi ve of the bedrooms being completely refurbished. The new bedrooms cost £55,000 to complete. Rydges Kensington LondonFollowing a multi-million pound renovation project Rydges Hotels and Resorts has renamed its Rydges Kensington Plaza hotel Rydges Kensington London (below).The London-based hotel dates back to 1789 when Edward Lee of Brompton purchased the tenancy of a small copyhold estate of the manor. The fully-refurbished property, which has 81 bedrooms, six modern conference rooms seating up to 120, the Jam Cupboard restaurant and Polo Bar, has moved from the three-star market to become a high end four-star property.he city of Birmingham experienced the highest hotel occupancy rates in four years in 2011, attracting 3.1m visitors, according to a recent report by LJ Forecaster. Commercial Director at Marketing Birmingham, Ian Taylor says he expects events such as the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games will mean the city's hotels will be equally successful this year. "A further 27 hotels are currently in the pipeline, enabling the city to provide additional bed spaces for visitors," he notes.If this trend is also seen across the UK in the Olympic year it would be good news for new and recently refurbished hotels hoping to tap into this boom in occupancy.