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Pocket Guide: Leicester Athena Conference Centre Hotels

One of the leading conference venues in the East Midlands, the Leicester Athena Conference Centre dates back to the 1930s and was built in the distinctive Art Deco style, carefully restored later on in the 20th Century. It's a popular venue for a variety of corporate functions and other private events, and is also regularly used for major music concerts and comedic acts.

Within Easy Reach of Several Deluxe Hotels in Leicester

The centre is within walking distance to the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, a renowned four star establishment that provides excellent corporate hospitality, chic rooms, and free WiFi access. This luxury hotel is an ideal choice for wedding parties or discerning business guests, and is also just a five-minute walk from Leicester Railway Station, and very close to the De Montfort University and the University of Leicester.

State-Of-The-Art Facilities at the Athena Conference Centre

The venue can accommodate up to 1,500 guests, and operates a team of highly experienced staff who are well trained to manage even the most demanding events. Rooms are also equipped with state-of-the-art technology, excellent acoustic insulation, and range from the deluxe Cinema Suite to the Deco Lounge, City View Lounge, and Gallery.

The Perfect Venue for Unforgettable Weddings

The Athena Conference Centre can also cater for up to 1,000 wedding guests, and is happy to cater to all types of wedding occasions, from traditional receptions to civil ceremonies. Whatever the occasion, all guests at the Athena Conference Centre can enjoy outstanding cuisine with quality, locally sourced ingredients, and a wide choice of premium drinks.

A Strategic Location

Offering quick access to the M1 and M6, and regular direct rail links to central London and Birmingham, Leicester is a convenient choice for corporate travellers on busy schedules. The city is also just 19 miles from East Midlands Airport and 36 miles from Birmingham Airport. In addition, the Athena Conference Centre has private parking facilities for up to 120 cars, which means it's well suited to large-scale events. Another highly regarded hotel nearby is the four star Hilton Leicester, which provides easy access to the motorway and has a fully equipped spa and indoor pool.