Birmingham Assay Office is reopening its meeting and events facilities from Monday 12th April.

Birmingham Assay Office was founded in 1773 to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items include diamonds and gemstones.

Birmingham Assay Office moved in 2015 from its original premises in Newhall Street in the city centre to a new purpose-built facility in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter – improved and extensive meeting facilities came with the move.

The main Elkington Suite, named after the 19th century Birmingham silverware company, is a versatile space for conferences, large meetings, training courses, presentations and events.

The Elkington Suite is fully equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment including a ceiling-mounted projector, large screen, lapel microphones, speakers and laptops.

The Elkington Suite will accommodate up to 70 delegates and can be arranged in a variety of ways - all adhering to Government social distancing guidelines with attendees at least one metre apart and following stringent coronavirus health and safety standards. These include deep cleaning before and after each booking, with hand sanitisers available on arrival.

The Boulton Room is available as breakout space, for board meetings or for a refreshment or lunch break. The Boulton Room will accommodate up to 14 delegates.

The Birmingham Assay Office is less than half a mile from the Jewellery Quarter station, and just over one mile from Birmingham New Street Station.

A number of new-look facilities and new venues will be available for the conference organiser in Cambridge when face-to-face meetings can resume.

Homerton College has opened a new North Wing featuring an auditorium with retractable seating for 105 delegates plus 18 new bedrooms. The auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art AV and has been designed as a flexible space which can be adapted for a number of uses.

St Catherine’s College has updated and redesigned its Dining Hall and other spaces which will provide a flexible suite of rooms that connect directly through its Atrium and the College’s 150-seater McGrath Conference Centre.

The project will create new space at St Catherine’s College for a range of meetings, with capacity for 190 delegates in the Dining Hall and 20 delegates in the new Dr Sydney Smith Room. The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2022.

King’s College has unveiled a new look for its Old Garden Hostel building. The project has included a full refurbishment of the building plus the addition of a third floor providing 40 extra bedrooms. The existing 30 single bedrooms have also been enhanced with new ensuite bathrooms bringing the total number of bedrooms on site to 70; all available for conferences and events in the College’s vacation periods.

New kitchens and dining areas have been introduced at both Jesus College and Gonville & Caius College.

Wesley House now has two newly refurbished small meeting rooms, suitable for 10-12 delegates, board room style.

In the hotel market: Hilton Cambridge City Centre is about to unveil a new look for its Isaac Newton Suite. The refurbishment includes a full audio-visual upgrade. New 86-inch smart 4K UHD screens have also been fitted in the hotel’s Byron, Wordsworth, Hawking and Tennyson rooms.

New venues scheduled to open in 2021 include The Graduate Cambridge hotel in the city centre; Turing Locke Aparthotel just north west of the city centre; the Hyatt Centric Hotel within the University of Cambridge’s Eddington Development and The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton five minutes from central Cambridge.

easyHotel Group has just opened its latest property in the UK and its first in Wales.

easyHotel Cardiff City Centre has 116 bedrooms, a mix of double, twin and accessible rooms. Bedrooms are air-conditioned with a flat-screen television, a shower room and bedside USB charging points.

easyHotel Cardiff City Centre is located in Fitzalan Place around half a mile from Cardiff Queen Street station.

Also in South Wales, Celtic Collection group, operator of the world renowned Celtic Manor hotel and Ryder Cup  venue  is planning an extension to its portfolio.

Celtic Collection will operate a new hotel which is currently under construction on the Milford Waterfront - a new development in Milford Haven. The new hotel with four storeys will have a restaurant and bar, private dining space and leisure facilities on the ground floor. A 2022 opening is anticipated.

In addition to the five-star Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, the Celtic Collection also operate the 148-bedroom Coldra Court, the Newbridge on Usk country inn with six rooms and Tŷ Hotel Magor with 129 bedrooms.

The new Telegraph Hotel in Coventry’s city centre will open on 17th May.

The Telegraph Hotel is based in the headquarters of the former Coventry Telegraph newspaper. The building has just completed a two-year-long, £18million transformation.

The Telegraph Hotel will have 88 stylish bedrooms including the Lord Iliffe Suite, which reimagines the original owner’s private apartment.

‘Forme & Chase’ is the all-day dining restaurant and bar set in a glazed courtyard at the Telegraph Hotel.

‘Generators’ is a rooftop space with a ‘printworks-industrial’ theme which overlooks Belgrade Square.

‘Editors One and Editors Two ’ are flexible events suites at the Telegraph Hotel with capacity for 12 to160 delegates in a range of spaces plus a lounge area and bar.

‘Boardroom’ is a private dining room/meeting room for up to 12 delegates

‘Directors’ is another private meeting and events suite for up to 12 delegates.

The Telegraph Hotel is located in Corporation Street and is a short walk from Coventry station.

Radisson Hotel Group has published plans to open a Radisson RED hotel at London Gatwick Airport later this year. This follows the launch of Radisson Red Hotel London Heathrow in September 2020.

Radisson RED London Gatwick Airport will feature 185 contemporary bedrooms plus a bistro-style restaurant and bar, a fitness room and social meeting spaces. Bedrooms will be fully equipped with the latest in-room facilities including  a 49" Smart TV with built-in Chromecast, a mini-bar, tea & coffee facilities, an iron and ironing board, black-out curtains and free wi-fi.

Radisson RED London Gatwick Airport is set to open in the third quarter of 2021.

Radisson RED London Gatwick Airport is located 3.9 miles from Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal, and five miles from the South Terminal. Radisson RED London Gatwick Airport will have a 120 car parking spaces with good connections to the motorway system as well as central London

Wildhive is a new boutique hotel operator. They are planning to open their first hotel - Callow Hall  - in Derbyshire in summer 2021. 

Callow Hall is a country house set in 35 acres of grounds, built in the mid-nineteenth century. It was converted into a hotel, operated by the Von Essen Group, in 1982.

Callow Hall has now undergone an extensive renovation. The main house comprises 15 bedrooms, with a further 11 one-bedroom Woodland Hives in the hotel grounds. These come complete with a bathroom and a kitchenette. Two treehouses will also feature on the site, each designed to ‘sit amongst the trees’ and geared for self-catering with open-plan sitting rooms and kitchens.

Callow Hall will feature a contemporary glass Garden Room serving breakfast through to dinner.

Callow Hall will also feature the Coach House Wellness Centre including a gym, a yoga studio, a sauna and steam room and treatment rooms. Bikes will also be available to hire.

Best of all Callow Hall will house 15 beehives in its grounds managed by the Derbyshire Bee Society. They will provide honey for the restaurant. Callow Hall’s kitchen garden will also provide seasonal vegetables and herbs.

Callow Hall is located in Derbyshire’s Peak District, on the edge of the Dove Valley on the outskirts of Ashbourne.

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