Holiday Inn Dublin

Holiday Inn Dublin

The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is a thriving, dynamic city and a hub of commerce, administration, industry, culture education and the arts. We at Holiday Inn Dublin play a vital role in the city’s economy, accommodating both leisure and business visitors.

Easily accessible from Europe and the British mainland, as well as international ports, Dublin is the ideal location for business meetings and training courses. An attractive old town that was originally founded as a Viking settlement, it has a fascinating history which is recounted in its numerous museums and heritage buildings.

The centre of Irish economy

Dublin is one of the fastest-growing and most prosperous cities in Europe. Ranked the 4th richest city in the world, Dublin is among the 30 top global cities to live or work. Its most famous brand name is Guinness, which has been brewed at the St. James’s Gate Brewery since 1759. However, Dublin has far more to offer than just a good head of stout.

We at Holiday Inn Dublin offer no fewer than six fully serviced meeting rooms, seating up to 400 delegates. Conference rooms have proven vital to the city’s economy, as Ireland has seen astounding economic growth in the last decade (the so-called Celtic Tiger Years) – with Dublin at its hub. Since 2007, there has been a dramatic influx of global companies into the area, with workers attracted by the promise of wages that are among the 10 highest in the world.

Dublin – an amazing story of commercial success

Today, Dublin has far more than just Guinness to be proud of. A large number of pharmaceutical, communications and information technology companies have their European or operational bases here, among them Pfizer, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo! and Facebook. There are also several large manufacturing plants in the Greater Dublin region, including those of Intel and Hewlett-Packard.

Unarguably, Dublin’s most important commercial building is the International Financial Services Centre. With over 430 financial operations and 14,000 staff, it also has restaurants, shopping facilities, educational establishments, office accommodation and executive living quarters, and has expanded to become an integral part of the Irish economy. The IFSC underlines Dublin’s position as a leading centre of finance and commerce, with a large number of global finance houses having headquarters here, such as Citibank. Dublin is also the home of the Irish Stock Exchange and Irish Enterprise Exchange.

To match this economic growth, Dublin has seen a large amount of construction and redevelopment taking place, with the Dublin Docklands, Convention Centre and Grand Canal Theatre just some of the projects; others are in the pipeline.

Holiday Inn Dublin – for business, for pleasure

Of course, Dublin has plenty to offer in the way of cultural enjoyment too. The city has a thriving arts scene, with theatres, live music, museums and art galleries. Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the trendy Liberties district, by the River Liffey, are just some of the attractions.

Whatever your reason for visiting this fair city, you will find that at Holiday Inn Dublin we are able to supply all your needs.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Inn Dublin.

Holiday Inn Birmingham

Holiday Inn Birmingham

Dubbed the City of a Thousand Trades in the 19th century, meeting rooms in Birmingham have been a part of life since the Industrial Revolution. The most famous name from that era, Cadbury, is still there today – a sign of Birmingham’s continued importance as a centre of commerce, industry and tourism. We at Holiday Inn have meeting rooms in Birmingham at four key locations – Bromsgrove, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham City Centre and the M6 Junction 7 interchange.

With the Big City renovation plan bringing further trade and investment, Birmingham is a hive of opportunity. The leading city economy in the UK after London, it has been named one of the world’s top cities to live and set up business. Proud of its industrial heritage, Birmingham’s Big City Plan renovated old industrial sites to create no fewer than 20 new retail, business and leisure sites, bringing major new investment. The city’s impressive number of cultural sites and arts venues has also made it a hotspot for tourism.

Meeting rooms in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham city centre is a throbbing cultural hotpot, where listed heritage buildings and new shopping malls stand side by side with museums, churches and theatres. Head for the A38/Bristol Street area near New Street station, and you will find a number of quality hotels with meeting rooms. With rapid access to the M6, M5, M40 and Birmingham International Airport, it’s the ideal base for trade events at the International Convention Centre and National Exhibition Centre – two of Europe’s leading conference venues.

Birmingham city centre offers numerous opportunities for networking, team-building and corporate hospitality. The Argent Centre is just one of many restored listed buildings designated for business use. Another is the quirkily-named Custard Factory, a chic bohemian complex of independent retail outlets, galleries and restaurants, housed in a 100-year old warehouse. The famous Bull Ring shopping centre is built on an even older site – 12th century artefacts were found there during excavation work in 2000. Nearby are St Martin’s Church, Birmingham Museum and the handsome Grade ll listed Town Hall.

The city is overrun with theatres, concert halls and arts venues, many of them historic premises. The Midlands Art Centre, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Rep, Old Joint Theatre pub, Electric Theatre and the aptly-named Grand Theatre are just a few you can find around the city centre.

Meeting rooms in Birmingham’s suburbs

If you are expecting a lot of delegates from overseas, meeting rooms at one of the city’s airport venues may suit you better. We at Holiday Inn offer an excellent choice of meeting rooms at our Birmingham airport hotel. The eight fully equipped conference rooms seat up to 130 delegates in a theatre-style format, and benefit from natural daylight; air conditioning; state-of-the-art AV equipment, stationery and much more. There is the added bonus of two top golf courses and the lovely Elmdon Park, offering plenty of scope for corporate team-building events.

With a large residential population, meeting rooms in Birmingham are as likely to be booked for private functions as business events. The pretty district of Bromsgrove, for example, has a historic parish church, beautiful countryside – and the banqueting suite of our hotel for weddings. Meeting rooms in Birmingham are as diverse as the city itself.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Meeting Rooms in Birmingham.

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Holiday Inn Hotels

Holiday Inn Hotels

Holiday Inn hotels are the perfect venue for your corporate or private event. Conveniently located near major business hubs, airports and motorways, we have over 120 venues across Britain and Ireland, all offering purpose-built, superbly equipped meeting rooms and guest facilities.

We at Holiday Inn have a proven record in affordable, high-quality hospitality. Owned by InterContinental, the largest hotel group in the world, our venues include the prestigious Crowne Plaza chain, which was established specifically to cater for the conference and business market. This puts us in the unique position of being able to offer top-class, fully-serviced facilities to both conference delegates and leisure guests – from the same venue.

Well versed in the art of corporate hospitality and teambuilding events, we’re the top choice for works party and educational bookings too. Whatever your needs, from golf afternoons to evening entertainment, our events organisers can help.

Holiday Inn hotels – where every little thing’s taken care of

Whether it’s a product launch or a wedding reception, you need to know that everything is under control and well organised when you arrive. With us at Holiday Inn hotels, from the moment you make your booking, you’ll have a dedicated meetings host who will make sure all your requirements are met. Fresh filter coffee? Check. Audio-visual aids and telecom set up? Check. Flower arrangements on the tables? Check. Naturally, we’ll check everything is running smoothly as the day progresses – and when it comes to checking out, our fast-track service includes organised taxis, if you wish.

Don’t forget – we offer the same level of service for wedding bookings, with dedicated weddings organisers who can help with everything from floral arrangements to cake stands.

Holiday Inn hotels – you’ll be back

Few conference hotels can match us for service and value. At our Holiday Inn hotels you get a choice of rooms, in sizes accommodating anything from a dozen to several hundred delegates. With formats that include theatre, banqueting, boardroom and cabaret layouts, and just as many choices in accommodation and cuisine, it’s not surprising that many users choose Holiday Inn hotels exclusively for their business dealings.

With this in mind we have dedicated Meetings Centres, with Meetings Co-ordinators specially trained to deal with complex and multiple bookings. Register online and you’ll get the benefit of your own meetings account, with complimentary gifts and other incentives to help things along.

We like to reward people for doing business with us, and our ALLinONE Meetings Package and BusinessClub Loyalty Scheme do just that. With commission, discounted room rates and redeemable points for shopping and business vouchers are just some of the incentives. We offer great deals on wedding bookings too.

Holiday Inn Hotels for every occasion

In the town or in the country, there’s a Holiday Inn Hotel for you. Our Business Academies are great for city conferences and training courses, while our smaller, country style hotels are ideal for weddings.

How about a 15th century cloisters in Bolton for your wedding or an Art Deco airport building in Liverpool for your product launch? With many of our Holiday Inn Hotels standing in their own sculpted grounds, you don’t even need to be indoors.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Hotels.

Holiday Inn Bexley

Holiday Inn Bexley

There are many different places providing meeting facilities in the London area, but a lot of these venues charge exorbitant prices and do not offer a personalised service. This is why it is often better to go for a smaller and possibly less well-known location for your meeting or event if looking for somewhere near the capital.

The Holiday Inn Bexley is the ideal location for meetings and events of all kinds and is conveniently situated within the South East area of London. It can be accessed by road and railway which makes it suitable for those from nearby and also from afar. What makes the Holiday Inn Bexley such a great choice for a meeting or event is the high quality meeting facilities it is able to provide, its comfortable and welcoming rooms which are ideal for an overnight stay and the attention to detail provided by its staff.

If you are planning a business meeting or training exercise of some sort for your employees, you need somewhere which can occupy the number of guests you wish to invite and somewhere you will be able to communicate and carry out tasks as you wish to do so. The Holiday Inn Bexley is prepared for this with eight conference rooms on offer which all offer high speed internet access. These rooms can fit a range of party sizes and can also be prepared for the style of event you would like based on your own specification. A lot of businesses like to carry out meetings in various different fashions, and at the Holiday Inn Bexley, the wants and needs of all our clients are always accommodated for.

A large number of businesses also require catering for events, and this is not a problem either. Delicious food to the demands of the client can be prepared and served to guests in any style required. Whether you request a sit down meal or would prefer an informal buffet, the Holiday Inn Bexley will be sure to serve up food that will get your taste buds tingling and will make your stomach content. Ensuring fine food is served during your event is of great importance when trying to keep your guests comfortable and interested in what is taking place.

However, it is not just businesses which find the Holiday Inn Bexley useful. The conference rooms within the hotel are also ideal for civil ceremonies and many couples choose to spend their special day at this hotel. Once again, all wants and needs are taken into consideration and it is always the aim to make everything run as smoothly and successfully as possible.

We at the Holiday Inn Bexley are here to help make planning and running an event as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our employees are well trained and eager to make your meeting or event a huge success. If you are looking for somewhere spacious and welcoming and want a personalised service, the Holiday Inn Bexley is where you should come.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Inn Bexley.

Holiday Inn Riyadh

Holiday Inn Riyadh

Located in the Nejd region of the Arabian Peninsula, Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and its largest city. A centre of power, finance and commerce, meetings play an increasingly important role in the economy. We at Holiday Inn Riyadh have no fewer than three hotels here, located in Riyadh’s prime cultural and business areas. With state-of-the-art conference rooms suitable for private functions as well as corporate meetings, we are equally suited for both business and leisure visitors.

Built on a desert oasis around 1500 years ago, Riyadh began life as a small walled city. A lush and fertile region which was for many centuries an important centre of agriculture, it became famous for its orchards and date palms. The arrival of oil brought new riches, with the Saudi government encouraging economic growth by, for example, the privatisation of key utilities such as electricity and telecommunications. Although fossil fuels no longer dominate the economy as they once did, private enterprise continues to dominate Riyadh’s economy, with corporate meetings taking place on a daily basis.

Riyadh’s business and financial district of Olaya houses a large number of big conglomerates and private companies, as well as the HQ of the National Bank. We at Holiday Inn Riyadh have a prestigious hotel right in the centre of this important district: Holiday Inn Riyadh-Al Qasr. Totally renovated in 2007, our luxurious premises occupy a prime position adjoining King Fahd road, the wealthiest area of the city. A glittering thoroughfare of high-rise office buildings, conglomerate headquarters and shopping malls, King Fahd road links directly to King Khaled International Airport. With state-of-the-art conference facilities for up to 1300 delegates, we at Holiday Inn Riyadh-Al Qasr are ideally situated for international conferences and meetings.

Close by is our Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya hotel, again conveniently near to the commercial, business and retail centre and just 30 minutes drive from the airport. Those attending trade fairs and conventions at the Exhibition Centre will find it conveniently near, while the government ministry buildings are also close by. As well as conference rooms housing up to 450 delegates, our Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya has a staffed business centre. Our executive suites are ideal for breakout sessions and private discussions away from the main meeting rooms.

Sometimes, corporate meetings require smaller, more intimate facilities – a role which our Holiday Inn Riyadh Minhal hotel fulfils admirably. Convenient for the government embassies, Exhibition Centre and main business district, it is also ideally located for meetings concerning health and medicine – Riyadh’s Military Hospital and King Faisal Specialist Hospital are both close by. Our main meeting room will accommodate up to 350 delegates, with the advantage of being separable into three smaller rooms.

Despite its ancestry, Riyadh’s architecture is largely modern, dominated by the Kingdom Centre, the tallest building in Saudi Arabia. However, there are surprising snippets of the past – such as the 19th century Masmak fort, and the mud-brick buildings of Al-Dira. Located on the site of the ancient walled city, this district has been sympathetically rebuilt to reflect the pre-20th century architecture of the Nejd region.

We at Holiday Inn Riyadh are within easy reach of these cultural gems – the perfect excuse to break up meetings with a bit of sightseeing.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Inn Riyadh.

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Holiday Inn Dubai

Holiday Inn Dubai

Business meetings are an integral part of Dubai, with hotels like us at Holiday Inn Dubai playing an important role in the life of the city. Once a small fishing village, Dubai has risen to become the leading centre for business and finance in the Middle East, while the designer malls, beaches and cultural sites have made it a centre for tourism too.

We at Holiday Inn Dubai have two superb hotels to host conferences. Our Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai is ideally sited for international business meetings, being just 10 minutes from the international airport. Located close to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai Mall (the largest in the world) and the chic designer shops and beaches of Jumeira, our hotel is also within easy reach of Dubai Media City and Dubai Maritime City – both major new developments which have transformed the city skyline and helped make Dubai into the commercial success it is today.

Our Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha hotel, on the Sheikh Zayed road, is ideal for both business and leisure guests, being conveniently sited between the spectacular manmade islands of Palm Jameira and Palm Jebel Ali. With seven superbly equipped meeting rooms, a business centre, gym and numerous other facilities, we are equally suited for both business meetings and private functions such as weddings. This is a boon for those living at nearby Emirates Hills, a swish gated development housing the majority of Dubai’s expatriate community.

Booking meetings in Dubai makes it easy to mix business with pleasure. While we at Holiday Inn Dubai try to ensure you will never need to leave your hotel during your stay, it is hard not to, with so many fabulous attractions on the doorstep. Our Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, for example, is a short walk from the Mall of the Emirates, which until the opening of Dubai Mall was the largest in the Middle East after Cairo’s City Stars. The real surprise is its prime attraction: Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort, featuring real snow. The ideal setting for corporate hospitality outings, it’s also the perfect antidote to the hot Persian Gulf weather.

The intense climate of the Middle East is the one reason why meetings in Dubai might get a little uncomfortable. There is nothing more unpleasant than a hot, sticky conference room when you are trying to do business. Our meeting rooms at Holiday Inn Dubai address this with natural daylight and efficient air conditioning. Combined with rooftop terrace swimming pools, cooling refreshments, spa treatments and light, healthy cuisine, our state-of-the-art facilities are the perfect choice for your meetings and conferences.

It’s tempting to see Dubai as a purely modern city, dominated as it is by the billowing “sail” of the Burj Al Arab and high-rise hotels of the man-made Palm islands. But it has major cultural attractions too. We at Holiday Inn Dubai suggest you visit the souks of old Bar Dubai, Al-Fahidid Fort, Hatta Heritage Village and Khor Dubai creek, to see why Dubai was an important trading centre centuries before modern business meetings arrived.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Inn Dubai .

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