We’ve got the green light!
We’ve got the green light as the limit of 30 people attending business events has been scrapped and new increased limits are in now in place after Boris Johnson revealed the details of the updated tier system set to apply to England when national lockdown ended on the 2nd December. The winter plan sets the limits for events depending on whether the event is indoors or outdoors.
• In Tier 1 areas, venues will be limited to either 50 per cent capacity or 4,000 people outdoors and 1,000 indoors, whichever is lower.
• In Tier 2 areas, venues will be limited to either 50 per cent capacity or 2,000 people outdoors and 1,000 indoors, whichever is lower. All events will be subject to social distancing.
• Events will not be allowed to take place in Tier 3 areas.
We are confident that our venue partners have gone above and beyond, to ensure the safety of your delegates is paramount. Safe meetings and events will take precedence and we are here to help you with the challenges and responsibilities you face as event planners. Venues are ensuring they have the right food and beverage strategies; social distancing is now an essential requirement and new and improved cleaning procedures are in place with all staff being fully trained. It’s time to start meeting face to face again and what a perfect opportunity to try out some fantastic new venues:
Fairmont Windsor Park, Windsor – February 2021 – Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, adjacent to Windsor Great Park and Savill Gardens, the hotel offers over 200 opulently appointed bedrooms and 13 state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces, including an 800m2 pillar-free ballroom. Food & Beverage offering includes a tea lounge, fine dining restaurant, champagne bar, gin bar and an all-day dining restaurant. The hotel will also feature a range of spa and wellness facilities across 2,500 m2 of dedicated space, in line with the global ushering in of a new era for spa and wellness destinations.
Mondrian Shoreditch, London – Spring 2021 – Marking the brand’s return to London, the opening will be Mondrian’s sixth hotel in the global portfolio and a European flagship. The 120-room property sits in the heart of Shoreditch, London’s creative and cultural hub.
Birmingham’s original Grand Hotel – early 2021 – An inspiring mix of old and new, The Grand Hotel Birmingham combines original Victorian architecture with striking modern features. This iconic sleeping beauty is being brought back to life to create a luxury hotel for Birmingham in the 21st century. From the ornate Louis XIV-style Grand Ballroom to the stunning duplex penthouse apartment, The Grand is filled with extraordinary spaces. Original listed features have been lovingly restored; and the interiors have been reimagined by Robert Angell International, bringing comfort and glamour in equal measure.
The Londoner, London – early 2021 – A new definition of lifestyle is coming to the south west corner of Leicester Square. Sixteen storeys bring to life a considerately engineered collection of spaces, tastes and textures: a first-of-its-kind super boutique luxury hotel in London. Launching as the world’s first ‘super boutique hotel’ bringing ‘a new definition of lifestyle’, contemporary designer Yabu Pushelberg has pushed the boundaries across 16 stunning stories with 350 rooms. Playing host to a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a gastro tavern, while its very own private club The Residence will showcase three intimate yet sociable, seamless spaces.
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