To celebrate our 30 years in business we’re giving you the low down on 30 key venues that you may want to consider for your meetings or events. The first three venues under the spotlight are all located in Hampshire.
Very corporate, masculine feel – reminiscent of a Gentleman’s Club – but modern, clean, fresh and airy
- Stunning staircase
- Sky Lounge (event space overlooking Farnborough Airport)
- One Eleven restaurant for informal British/American style dining
Formal corporate events and corporate visitors from London
Business with a cocktail
As the name might suggest, the Aviator Hotel is located right next to Farnborough Airport. It has six meeting rooms in all, with the largest accommodating 110 in a theatre style layout. The hotel itself has 169 bedrooms (making it suitable for meetings and conferences with a large number of delegates) and you can have a three course meal for £25 so it won’t blow the budget.
Super friendly staff and plenty to do and see, including the allotment where the hotel’s fruit and veg are grown
- UK Top 10 spa and fine dining
- Treehouse accommodation with fantastic panoramic views
- Outdoor pool, bikes for bike rides, 20 minute walk to the beach
Pleasure seekers with high expectations and generous budgets
Unique hidden gem
Chewton Glen has a reputation for being very special – and it’s well deserved. From the sumptuous décor to the award winning spa and the exceptional cuisine, the hotel manages to deliver a luxury-level experience untainted by pomp and ceremony. The hotel has four attractive meeting rooms (the largest can accommodate up to 140 in a theatre style layout) and 80 bedrooms. If the company can’t or won’t pay for a trip, start saving for your own perfect weekend away!
Very warm – from the initial welcome to the underfloor heating in the bathrooms
- Stunning forest location
- Fine dining including a Chef’s Table experience
- Luxurious spa
Exclusive breaks or small meetings (up to 10 delegates)
Anything but stuffy
Lime Wood is a five star country house hotel located down a quiet road in the New Forest. TV regular Angela Hartnett is one of the two chefs behind the hotel’s ‘fun dining’ menu, making it a paradise for foodies. The hotel offers a selection of quirky meeting spaces, including a study with an open fireplace for up to 12 and a kitchen scullery style room that can accommodate 50. The bedrooms are distributed across the main house and various outbuildings, each with its own individual character and charm.