About Time: 5 Best Conference Hotels in LondonBy Angelica Malin
London is one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the world. Iconic architectural symbols such as the Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Tower Bridge, and the London Eye are well-known global tourist attractions. Combined with the history, art, fashion and culture present in everyday city life, it’s no surprise that London attracts millions of tourists every year.
London is also one of the top leading MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, events) destinations in Europe with more and more people choosing to host their meetings and events in this multicultural hub. The wide selection of elegant, innovative and modern conference hotel venues continue to amaze every event organizer, company and delegate.
All the world-class conference hotels for events in London provide you with different sized meeting rooms to choose from for any kind of occasion. Event planners can select from dedicated conference facilities and dining spaces to small break-out rooms and spacious ballrooms for larger congresses, conferences or other business events. Extra services, like airport transfers, city tours or even dedicated meeting planners, who will assist with the event organization are also often available. If you’re looking to host your next event, meeting or conference in London, here are five of the top venue hotels to choose from:
JW Marriott Grosvenor House
Set in the stylish Mayfair area of London and conveniently located near Piccadilly tube station, the JW Marriott Grosvenor House offers meeting spaces just as elegant as the rest of the hotel. With 23 room configurations available that can host between 10 and 2,000 guests, there is an option for every size and type of meeting or event in this 5-star luxurious hotel. From natural light-filled meeting rooms to one of the largest ballrooms in the city, cutting-edge AV technology, and catering facilities, every need can be met. Just a few minutes walk away and you’ll be in Soho, popular for its exciting nightlife, wide selection of restaurants and cultural offerings.
The Waldorf Hilton
Built in 1908 and situated in London´s main theatre district, the Waldorf Hilton is one of the most iconic conference hotels in London. This luxurious hotel offers an executive boardroom and seven meeting rooms including the popular Adelphi Suite and the historic Palm Court, perfect for bigger events. Intimate meetings for just a few people as well as larger conferences or congresses for up to 900 delegates can be hosted in the elegant conference facilities. Advanced lighting, audio-visual technology, kitchens, and direct street access are among the features that make this hotel venue a perfect location for any business meeting or social event. With this hotel being close to buzzing Covent Garden, The Royal Opera House and Somerset House there’s plenty to do to entertain your event delegates outside the conference room.
The May Fair Hotel
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, this glamorous 5-star venue hotel in London is part of the Radisson Collection. Surrounded by theatres and parks, the May Fair Hotel offers a wide range of options for hosting your next business or social event. 11 contemporary meeting rooms complete with luxury furniture, HD presentation screens, and sound systems, a stunning Atrium, a theatre, private dining rooms and ballrooms are part of the most elegant amenities offered in London. Suitable for small and intimate business meetings as well as larger events up to 220 people, the May Fair Hotel is one of the best conference hotel venues in London for events, meetings and congresses.
Andaz Liverpool Street by Hyatt
Located in the heart of East London, next to Liverpool Street station and adjacent to trendy Shoreditch, this 5-star luxurious venue hotel retains its historic features while adding modern flair throughout the decor. The Andaz Liverpool Street by Hyatt offers 14 meeting rooms with space for small meetings as well as large conferences for up to 250 people or cocktail parties and product launches for 500 people. The historic and opulent 1912 Masonic Temple and the grade II listed 1901 Ballroom offer impressive spaces for larger, glamorous and unforgettable events.
The hotel is in a perfect location if you’re looking to entertain your event delegates after your business event. Being the new hot spot for art, culture and modern cuisine a visit to the Shoreditch area is a must. Brick Lane’s restaurants are famous for offering the best Indian curries and other spicy delicacies, while Old Spitalfields Market is the number one address for fashion, art, antiques, music, and events.
Royal Garden Hotel
Located in picturesque Kensington in West London, this magnificent 5-star conference hotel lies just across the street from Hyde Park and within walking distance to the Royal Albert Hall. Min Jiang, one of the best and fanciest Chinese restaurants in London with spectacular views over Kensington Gardens and London’s skyline, is situated on the 10th floor.
The Royal Garden Hotel offers exclusive spaces for a variety of events, from 4 large multifunctional conference facilities to glamorous palace suits and executive boardrooms, what makes it perfect to host exclusive conferences and corporate and social events. The boardrooms can hold up to 30 attendees, offer flexible furniture layouts and the latest audio-visual equipment. The Palace Suites can host up to 550 delegates and it is ideal for corporate and social events such as weddings, products launches and fashion shows.
Whether you choose a luxurious venue hotel for event or a smaller boutique hotel for your next event, London will always be your best destination of choice. This multicultural metropolis offers visitors not only a vibrant culture but also beautiful architecture, fashion, art, and a fantastic food scene. It’s no surprise that everyone visiting London is charmed by its atmosphere and feels an irresistible urge to get to know this city better and come back soon.