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ExCeL London now has worms to feed on the food waste left by delegates and now has the largest wormery in the UK
London has been voted as the most popular destination for 2012 by 38% of planners in the meetings and events industry.
Britain for Events reports says that the country’s events industry will grow by £12bm by 2020 from £36.1bn to £48.4bn
The University of Edinburgh has added a purpose-built conference centre to its array of historic and modern buildings and offers accommodation year-round.
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
Hotel Indigo in Newcastle is due to open in March next year offering a 4 star boutique property with 148 bedrooms
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.
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.
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
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