Holiday Inn Birmingham
Dubbed the City of a Thousand Trades in the 19th century, meeting rooms in Birmingham have been a part of life since the Industrial Revolution. The most famous name from that era, Cadbury, is still there today – a sign of Birmingham’s continued importance as a centre of commerce, industry and tourism. We at Holiday Inn have meeting rooms in Birmingham at four key locations – Bromsgrove, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham City Centre and the M6 Junction 7 interchange.
With the Big City renovation plan bringing further trade and investment, Birmingham is a hive of opportunity. The leading city economy in the UK after London, it has been named one of the world’s top cities to live and set up business. Proud of its industrial heritage, Birmingham’s Big City Plan renovated old industrial sites to create no fewer than 20 new retail, business and leisure sites, bringing major new investment. The city’s impressive number of cultural sites and arts venues has also made it a hotspot for tourism.
Meeting rooms in Birmingham city centre
Birmingham city centre is a throbbing cultural hotpot, where listed heritage buildings and new shopping malls stand side by side with museums, churches and theatres. Head for the A38/Bristol Street area near New Street station, and you will find a number of quality hotels with meeting rooms. With rapid access to the M6, M5, M40 and Birmingham International Airport, it’s the ideal base for trade events at the International Convention Centre and National Exhibition Centre – two of Europe’s leading conference venues.
Birmingham city centre offers numerous opportunities for networking, team-building and corporate hospitality. The Argent Centre is just one of many restored listed buildings designated for business use. Another is the quirkily-named Custard Factory, a chic bohemian complex of independent retail outlets, galleries and restaurants, housed in a 100-year old warehouse. The famous Bull Ring shopping centre is built on an even older site – 12th century artefacts were found there during excavation work in 2000. Nearby are St Martin’s Church, Birmingham Museum and the handsome Grade ll listed Town Hall.
The city is overrun with theatres, concert halls and arts venues, many of them historic premises. The Midlands Art Centre, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Rep, Old Joint Theatre pub, Electric Theatre and the aptly-named Grand Theatre are just a few you can find around the city centre.
Meeting rooms in Birmingham’s suburbs
If you are expecting a lot of delegates from overseas, meeting rooms at one of the city’s airport venues may suit you better. We at Holiday Inn offer an excellent choice of meeting rooms at our Birmingham airport hotel. The eight fully equipped conference rooms seat up to 130 delegates in a theatre-style format, and benefit from natural daylight; air conditioning; state-of-the-art AV equipment, stationery and much more. There is the added bonus of two top golf courses and the lovely Elmdon Park, offering plenty of scope for corporate team-building events.
With a large residential population, meeting rooms in Birmingham are as likely to be booked for private functions as business events. The pretty district of Bromsgrove, for example, has a historic parish church, beautiful countryside – and the banqueting suite of our hotel for weddings. Meeting rooms in Birmingham are as diverse as the city itself.
Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Meeting Rooms in Birmingham.