The New Year is fast approaching and for many companies and organisations it’s almost time to begin planning and booking event space for 2020. To make the process easier, we’ve created an event location hotspot list that features five popular locations from 2019. Additionally, we have selected venues in these locations that are ideal for corporate events in 2020.
New Year Event Location Hotspot: Glasgow
The city of Glasgow is known for its stunning architecture and great culture. It’s home to over 20 different museums, numerous galleries and three universities. Glasgow can also boast being the city with the tallest cinema in the world at just 52 metres high! With attractions to appeal to delegates with leisure time, Glasgow makes it onto our New Year event location hotspot list.
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central
This stylish hotel is located just minutes from Glasgow Central railway station, which is ideal for delegates commuting via train. With its central location, Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central is within walking distance to the main shopping district; perfect for any delegates who want to bag a New Year bargain in the sales!
The hotel offers 13 meeting rooms that have great flexibility for different room layouts. Delegates and event organisers have access to complimentary WiFi too. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 1,500 people in a theatre style layout. This is great for large conferences, award ceremonies and exhibitions. The Grand Ballroom is located on the ground floor and offers easy access for delegates. For daytime events, it has the benefit of natural daylight. For smaller meetings, the boardroom hosts up to 15 people and is located on the first floor. Inside there is a large mahogany table with executive chairs to ensure the comfort of delegates.
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central offers a wide range of leisure facilities for delegates to use. Facilities include an indoor pool, jacuzzi, mini gym, sauna and a steam room.
New Year Event Location Hotspot: Birmingham
Next on our New Year event location hotspot list is Birmingham! Located in the West Midlands, this city benefits from a network of great road and rail transport links. This also includes its own historic network of canals that create a picturesque backdrop for events held in Birmingham.
The city can also boast having the third largest airport in the UK; perfect for international delegates flying in. Plus, because Birmingham is situated near the geographic centre of England, it’s a great location for delegates travelling from all points of the UK.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a unique venue that boasts five stylish event spaces that are perfect for conferences, meetings and private dining. This venue also offers 15 acres of stunning gardens and glasshouses that make for a stunning backdrop for pictures at a private party. Plus there is onsite parking for people who are arriving by car too.
The Garden Suite can host up to 500 delegates attending a reception or networking event. And with a scenic entrance that takes delegates through the tropical houses that are home to a variety of beautiful flowers and plants, the scene is set for a flourishing event!
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens also has an award winning catering team; Ampersand offers a delicious delegate dining menu with dishes such as roasted cauliflower risotto for starters. For a main course, the loin of pork is a delicious alternative to finger food and certain to tempt sweet tooth fans is the white chocolate and raspberry torte!
New Year Event Location Hotspot: London
The capital city of the UK is served by great transport links with the tube, overground trains, a good road network and a choice of airports plus ferry crossings across the famous River Thames. London is well-known for its many tourist attractions, from Big Ben to the London Eye via West End theatres and Soho dining! Furthermore, a host of museums and galleries plus designer shopping and celebrity chef restaurants keep London at the top of many hotspot lists for millions of visitors.
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
Situated in the heart of London, overlooking the beautiful Regents Park and Lord’s Cricket Ground is Danubius Hotel Regents Park. This venue is a five minute walk from an underground station so it’s easily accessible for delegates commuting via London’s underground lines.
Danubius Hotel Regents Park has ten conference rooms and each has state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. Anyone looking to book an event here in 2020 also gets a dedicated conference coordinator to help plan your event and ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.
For delegates looking to make the most of a trip to London, a visit to Madame Tussauds and Abbey Road should be on the agenda. Also make time for a spot of shopping in Oxford Street which is ten minutes away via the tube!
New Year Event Location Hotspot: Manchester
Home to premiership football clubs Manchester City and Manchester United, this city has a wide variety of venues for corporate events. Furthermore, with the largest and busiest airport outside of London, Manchester is a good location for international delegates.
Manchester’s emblem of the worker bee has represented the city for over 150 years and symbolises the city being a hive activity and the hard work from Mancunians. Two perfect ingredients to inspire delegates attending a corporate event in this 2020 New Year hotspot.
The Midland hotel is located opposite Manchester Central and can boast a rich history of hosting events for over 100 years. It was was the scene for the crucial signing of the Rolls and Royce deal in the early 1900’s. Furthermore, there are rumours that The Midland was the where David and Victoria Beckham had their first date!
The hotel has 14 various sized event spaces located on either the ground or first floor. The largest space is the Alexandra Suite and this can host up to 700 guests for a theatre style event.
In addition to meetings and conferences, The Midland is a beautiful setting for a private dining experience. Furthermore, the catering is award-winning! The head chef uses locally sourced, seasonal produce to create a bespoke menu that’s perfect for your guests.
New Year Event Location Hotspot: Leeds
Leeds is a busy city in the county of Yorkshire and has made its way onto our New Year event hotspot list because of its wide choice of venues, museums, sports stadia and hotels. With such variety, hosting a meeting, product launch, exhibition or conference in Leeds isn’t a challenge.
With a reputation for being one of Europe’s top cities for business and with excellent road and rail links, Leeds is certain to remain a hotspot location for 2020.
Royal Armouries and New Dock Hall
With over 20 years of experience hosting high profile exhibitions, parties and conferences, the events team at the Royal Armouries and New Dock Hall have a wealth of talent to share with organisers. Furthermore, a warm welcome and excellent service is assured too.
The New Dock Hall has space for 1,500 people attending a reception. In addition, there is space for 750 guests at a cabaret style event or even an award ceremonies.
For special experience, the Royal Armouries team can organise for actors to be hidden among the artefacts and treasure troves on display! This certainly brings a unique element to a meeting! Furthermore, with award-winning catering, why not arrange for private dining? Alternatively opt for an exciting bowl food menu or a themed buffet. Either way, fuelling your delegates will be a delight!
Booking for 2020
We hope that our New Year hotspot list has brought inspiration to anyone looking to host an event in 2020. We have lots of city locations on our website so if you haven’t found what you’re looking for click here to browse.