Plymouth, a key destination for Conferences

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is a great destination to host a large conference, meeting or event. It boasts an impressive heritage offering located on a waterfront setting with Dartmoor as the dramatic back drop.

Over the past few years there has been significant investment from the hotels in terms of refurb programmes.  The Holiday Inn now the Crowne Plaza has invested in transforming the hotel to the new brand and added a penthouse restaurant with Celebrity chef Marco Pieres, here you have breath taking views of our waterfront.

The New Continental Hotel has updated their Superior Bedrooms and given the exterior of the hotel a glamourous facelift. 

Boringdon Hall now a 5 star hotel has invested millions in their new Gaia Spa and making this the envy of Devon as the “go to “ Spa destination.

Bovey Castle located 40 minutes from Plymouth on Dartmoor has invested 6.5 million and transformed the hotel to a 5 star conference destination with activities to suit all corporate groups including Off Roading.

Not forgetting the investments made from Jurys Inn Plymouth, Duke of Cornwall and also the Copthorne Hotel.  Plymouth venues are upping their game and looking to attract more corporate visitors to the city. Plymouth not only boasts great investments in its hotel stock but also has an abundance of activities to offer any company looking to reward their staff.  Take a tour of Plymouth Gin and sample for yourselves how this world class Gin is made right on our doorstep on our Historic Barbican.

Looking for something different for a corporate group? See Plymouth from the sea and take in its  beauty on one of the Plymouth Boat Trip Tours or take a cruise up the stunning River Tamar and see the beauty of the Tamar Valley – ANOB area.  The boat trips can also take you to Mount Edgcumbe, Britain’s largest Country Park with great activities on offer – Segway, Frisbee Disc Golf and Bike Hire, to name a few.  Plymouth is very well connected by sea through the waterways.

Dining out can be a key part of any conference offer and each of our hotels have amazing dining offerings some with 3 AA rosettes.  Why not step outside of your conference venue and soak in the delights of this amazing Waterfront city then take a visit to Royal William Yard.  The Grade-1 listed ex Naval Yard has restaurants ranging from Wildwood to Wagamamas with glorious views.  Or try something different at Le Vignoble and experience their corporate wine tastings packages from their resident expert Yannick.

Plymouth is just 3 hours from London by GWR train, 55 minutes flight from London City to Exeter Airport and there are venues which can host up to 1500 delegates and social programmes to rival any other major UK city.  Why not come and give us a try!

Jo Butler Consulting
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Jo Butler Consulting


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