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London venue announces new green policy

4th January 2012

ExCeL London now has worms to feed on the food waste left by delegates and now has the largest wormery in the UK


UK city wins poll

3rd January 2012

London has been voted as the most popular destination for 2012 by 38% of planners in the meetings and events industry.  


Industry growth forecast

23rd December 2011

Britain for Events reports says that the country’s events industry will grow by £12bm by 2020 from £36.1bn to £48.4bn


Edinburgh academic venue expands

22nd December 2011

The University of Edinburgh has added a purpose-built conference centre to its array of historic and modern buildings and offers accommodation year-round.


Warwick venue unveils refurbishment

21st December 2011

The Scarman Centre at Warwick Conferences reopened in October following a £2m renovation including updates to its reception, gallery, restaurant, lounge and bar plus 6 syndicate rooms


Newcastle hotel due to open

20th December 2011

Hotel Indigo in Newcastle is due to open in March next year offering a 4 star boutique property with 148 bedrooms


London venue announces refurbishment

19th December 2011

RSA House will undergo a full refurbishment of their event space running from December 2011 to June 2012. The Vaults restaurant, Gerard bar and Library will be unaffected.


Edinburgh venue refurbishment underway

16th December 2011

The Assembly Rooms fronting on George Street in Edinburgh, when open after renovation next September, will once again make available the splendid Music Hall and ornate ballroom and drawing rooms for meetings, receptions and banquets.


York hotel becomes 5*

15th December 2011

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa has become York’s first 5 star hotel and the only AA 5 star rated hotel in Yorkshire. In addition, The Grill Room at The Grand restaurant has been awarded two prestigious AA Rosettes for the outstanding quality of


Hotel chain takeover

14th December 2011

Mint hotels are being taken over by Blackstone, the owners of Hilton. This will see the hotels rebranded as follows: • DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London • DoubleTree by Hilton London - Westminster• DoubleTree


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