Best Conference Venue – under 650 Theatre Style
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEST OF THE SWISS RIVIERA
Mountains, music, magic—they all come together in beautiful harmony in Montreux, the Pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Surrounded by the soaring Alps and nestled along the shores of sparkling Lake Geneva, Montreux has delighted visitors for centuries with its inimitable mix of Continental elegance, natural splendor and sophisticated entertainment—to say nothing of the Montreux Jazz Festival. And in the heart of it all lies Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, a marvel of Belle Époque architecture boasting a lakeside location and a reputation for impeccable hospitality stretching back to its founding in 1906. Whether you’ve come for rest and relaxation or to spoil yourself with live jazz and the finest of Swiss cuisine, you’ll discover it all at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. Renowned around the world for its dedication to the finer things in life, the city of Montreux enchants all who pass through. The natural splendour of the surrounding Swiss Alps mingles with the cosmopolitan charms of Montreux itself, from gourmet dining and fashionable shopping to world-famous music and comedy festivals. Elsewhere, medieval castles complement cutting-edge museums and galleries.
Glaziers Hall is a unique, Grade II-listed conference and events venue based beside London Bridge with unrivalled views of the River Thames and the City of London. With capacity for up to 350 guests across seven event spaces, Glaziers Hall offers an enticing blend of heritage and contemporary styling that caters for conferences and events across a broad client portfolio.
A £2.5 million refurbishment at the end of 2017 increased Glaziers Hall’s floorspace by 33%, opening up an entirely new underground level – the London Bridge Arches. The exposed brickwork and original Georgian arches provide the perfect backdrop for evening receptions and wine tastings and have taken Glaziers Hall to new markets with a 50% increase in bookings since the refurbishment was completed.
Excellence in customer service ensures high levels of repeat business at Glaziers Hall and exceptional customer feedback, while flexible in-house AV and a choice of preferred caterers gives conference and event planners the chance to create a truly bespoke event in stunning surroundings.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
Founded in 2003, glh Hotels is London’s largest hotel owner-operator, creating memorable moments for guests whilst delivering unforgettable hospitality.
With 5,000 rooms and 120 meeting and event spaces across four distinct brands and 17 outstanding locations, glh Hotels is at the heart of great London hospitality.
Lane End Conference Centre
As the UK’s first purpose-built conference centre, we set the bar for our industry and created a new offering for delegates looking for an immersive conference setting in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Since then, we’ve continued to grow, introducing new and innovative services and facilities for the 450 events that we host each year.
And, as we embark on our 50th year in business, we’ve certainly got a lot to celebrate, establishing Lane End’s hard-earned reputation for excellence and keeping our customers returning year-after-year.
From our home-cooked food to our expert team who establish a great, personal rapport with each of our customers and exceed expectations every time.
We’re proud of all we’ve achieved at Lane End, with a 79% customer retention rate and 95% of customers saying they’d recommend our venue to a colleague or friend.
2019 is our Golden Anniversary year and we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver exceptional service, raising the bar again for our industry as we embark on the next part of our journey.
99 City Road Conference Centre
99 City Road Conference Centre is a 300-capacity conference, exhibition and event venue within the headquarters of global satellite company, Inmarsat. Originally designed as an in-house event space for Inmarsat, 99 City Road opened to the public in 2001. Since then it has re-branded, gone through extensive refurbishments and has become a key player in the London conference scene with excellent client retention and year on year growth.
One Great George Street
One Great George Street lives up to its name by successfully juggling its historic beauty with technical innovation and exceptional service. With its enviable location a stone’s throw away from the Houses of Parliament, it attracts an array of diverse customers, but it never rests on its laurels. Its dedication to customer service reaches every corner of its organisation, and its innovative website, blog and extensive social media platforms ensure its online influence follows suit; with its in-house experts easily accessible to all. It continually receives outstanding feedback from customers, earning it a high percentage of repeat business, and an excellent reputation as an outstanding conference venue. It is particularly attractive to conference organisers because it is a prestigious yet affordable one-stop-conference-shop. Organisers can sleep easy knowing that all the components for their event are in one place and are managed from concept to completion by one great team.
Royal Institute of British Architects
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was founded in 1834 for the ‘advancement of architecture’. Its current headquarters at 66 Portland Place were built in 1934 and the entertaining spaces have been used for events throughout its history.
66 Portland Place is an iconic building located on a street known for its decadent Georgian architecture. Befitting the RIBA’s role as the leading architectural professional body, the venue has some of the finest facilities in London for high-level meetings, conferences, receptions and dinners. In addition to this, the venue boasts three terraces with fantastic views of London. The building’s unique design has future-proofed its ability as an adaptable events venue.
Located between the buzz of Oxford Circus and the tranquility of Regent’s Park, the RIBA is easily accessible and close to a wealth of local London attractions such as Oxford Street, Marble Arch and a number of popular museums.
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is 500 years old and currently in its fifth home since 1965. This iconic grade 1 listed modern building overlooking Regent’s Park, houses an award-winning conference and events centre with cutting edge technology including filming and streaming. The venue offers highly versatile facilities, including tiered auditoriums, conference, meeting, exhibition and dining spaces as well as a medicinal garden ideal for summer entertaining. In addition, the venue boasts over 500 years of history incorporating a museum containing rare books, manuscripts, objects and sculptures.
RCP is ISO accredited and the first royal college to achieve Carbon Trust Standard certification following a reduction of 30% in its total carbon footprint over the past three years. It has also consistently maintained its gold standard accreditation in the BDRC venue verdict for the past 10 years.
The venue hosts over 600 events per year for a wide range of organisations including associations, charities, medical companies and the wider corporate community across several sectors. Staff retention in 2018 was over 80% with 26% having long service of over 10 years.
RCP offers something to suit all tastes making each event experience truly unique and memorable.
Wyboston Lakes Resort has two specialist venues, The Woodlands Event Centre and The Willows Training Centre, offering a spectrum of options in terms of facility, space, style and budget. The Centres together provide a total of 65 conference, training and syndicate rooms – the largest of which has a capacity for 620 delegates seated theatre style – and more than 300 bedrooms.
A further venue on the site is the Waterfront Hotel, which has 103 ensuite bedrooms, the Y Spa and Golf with On-site health and leisure club and Team building.