The stunning southern county of Wiltshire attracts plenty of visitors each year, many of whom come in search of its rolling hills, historical sites and exciting tourist attractions. Thanks to the county's location and its thriving economy, Wiltshire also serves as a popular spot for professional travellers and corporate events. To accommodate the influx of professional guests, the county is home to an impressive array of conference centre hotels.
There are a number of things that industry events planners look for in a venue to host their event, but top of the list is usually ample space. In addition to having sufficient rooms for the number of delegates expected to attend, planners are typically on the lookout for roomy and flexible space in which to hold lectures, conferences or exhibitions.
Alexandra House in Swindon provides plenty of space for professional events. Across the 25 meeting and function rooms, the hotel finds room for up to 240 delegates at any one event. Many of the rooms are also equipped with state of the art AV technology to aid conferencing.
The list of technology that can help a conference run smoothly gets longer every time those clever innovators over in Silicon Valley turn on their ultrabooks! Undoubtedly the most important (and, perhaps, the only truly essential) technology is a reliable and fast WiFi connection.
Powerful WiFi can make events interactive, but they can also allow delegates to communicate quickly and effective with the outside world. Expect all business hotels in Wiltshire to provide a solid connection.
A Convenient Location
Wiltshire is flanked by counties with lively business communities, from Hampshire to Somerset. This means that events planners often need to think carefully about booking a venue that can be easily accessed by everybody involved.
For public transport links, town centres are a popular choice. 20 At The Kings offers a handful of meeting rooms in the centre of Swindon, one of the county's most popular towns.
For road links, the M4 is certainly the key route in Wiltshire. The Hilton Swindon Hotel is ideally located, just a minute's drive from the M4, and all major routes in and out of the county.