We love keeping up to date with new openings across our industry, whether it be a new activity (we are always looking for something different!) or a new venue (wowing our clients with these is the best!) we like to be on top of whats happening and how these advances could benefit our clients! We have listed a few of our new favourites below…
Hotel – The Principal, London
We are all eagerly awaiting the opening of The Principal London (formerly The Hotel Russell) on the 16th April. The Hotel is a grade II listed landmark and has been close for over 18 months whilst being restored to her original glory but also providing five-star luxury for the modern traveller.
The hotel will have 334 bedrooms ranging from City Singles to The Principal Suite which has two bedrooms and occupies 85 sqm.
The original Ballroom within the hotel has been restored and will be able to accommodate up to 450 guests. The hotel will have a further 8 meeting spaces ranging in capacity from six to ninety.
The hotel will have two restaurants, Palm Court and Neptune restaurant as well as Fitz’s bar for dinks and Burr & Co. coffee house which will be open from morning until night.
Restaurant – 20 Stories, Manchester
Manchester is welcoming a new restaurant on the 1st March, occupying the 19th floor rooftop of the No.1 Spinningfiels building, 20 Stories will feature a restaurant, grill, bar and terrace that will offer fantastic 360-degree views of Manchester City Skyline. The rooftop garden will also offer a lounge bar and include trees, BBQ’s and fire-pits. The restaurant features a private room that can accommodate up to 14 guests for lunch or dinner. The venue can also offer space for groups of 50 within the restaurant or for drinks on the rooftop terrace alternatively you can hire the venue exclusively for 120 guests seated or for up to 400 for a standing reception.
The menu has been created to showcase the best of the Northwest with an aim to source ingredients which are no more than 50 from outside Manchester. They also boast a huge range of cocktails, 25 different gins, a cigar menu, and range of speciality spirits.
Charity Bargain Hunt
Are you looking for a team building event that not only is team based and interactive but also makes a real contribution to local charity? We have the perfect activity for you – Charity Bargain Hunt.
Each team is issued with a tablet using the latest GPS technology. The Charity Bargain Hunt works by setting you a series of ‘hotspots’ on your tablet based around the local area. It is not until you navigate to each individual hotspot location that the questions appear on your tablet!
With the focus of the event on charity, we will have arranged in advance with a local hospice for example, what items would make a real difference to their work. We write the event accordingly with hotspots set to send the teams to various shops once they have answered questions correctly. Teams will then be tasked with purchasing (or even negotiating) items whether it be toys, clothing, or food etc. to then be presented to the charitable organisation at the conclusion of the event.
This is great way of getting out of the office and working in teams but giving back to the community at the same time.
If you think that any of these ideas would work for your next event please let us know!