Holiday Inn Coventry
Located just off Junction 2 of the M6, we at Holiday Inn Coventry are the ideal venue for your conference or business meeting. A modern Business Academy hotel, we occupy a prime position close to several important retail and business parks, just 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport by car.
The Holiday Inn Coventry offers conference facilities for up to 250 delegates in 7 spacious, fully equipped meeting rooms. The cities of Birmingham and Coventry are less than 20 miles from each other and the hub for industry, finance and commerce in the Midlands. The hotel is close to Birmingham NEC, Coventry Ricoh Arena and several other major venues, making it a first-class venue for delegates attending business events. The extensive business centre and break-out area offer places to work, relax, or do some networking, while the guest rooms and leisure facilities offer everything in the way of home comforts. Not surprisingly, it’s a popular venue for weddings and parties, too.
There’s a strong need for business facilities like that at Holiday Inn. Coventry is probably most famous for the legend of Lady Godiva. However, the city was also the birthplace of the British motor industry, which continues to play an important role today, with Jaguar having its corporate and research headquarters here. Only one motor vehicle is still wholly built in Coventry, but it’s an icon of British culture – the London Black Cab, made by LTI.
Today, Coventry has a diverse number of industries. Machine tools, motor spares, agricultural machinery, aerospace parts and telecommunications and electronic equipment are all manufactured here. In common with many industrial cities Coventry has moved towards the service sector in recent years, with finance, research, the arts, leisure and retail all important to the economy. Along with the big conglomerates, Coventry has a large number of thriving small companies, including construction firms. The city is currently in the midst of a multi-million pound redevelopment program, which is transforming it into a major hub for retail, leisure and culture.
Coventry has a lot to be proud of. With a history dating back to the Bronze Age, the skyline is dominated by the three statuesque spires of 14th century spires of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Christ Church and Holy Trinity – the only church to escape the bombing raids of World War ll. The modern St. Michael’s Cathedral, which stands next to the shell of the former, hosts an eclectic program of arts events throughout the year.
The city has a number of museums and art galleries. A visit to the Coventry Transport Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in classic cars. The museum houses the largest collection of British motor vehicles in the world, including the Thrust world speed record-breakers. Other cultural venues include the Lunt Roman Fort, the Midland Air Museum, the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, and the Police Museum, whose exhibits can be viewed by appointment.
Coventry is today a vibrant retail, culture and leisure hub, with transport connections across the UK and Europe. With exciting projects like the Phoenix Initiative and Swanswell Project, our Business Academy at Holiday Inn Coventry plays a vital role in the city infrastructure.
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