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Conference & Meetings

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel is a first class conference venue in Bournemouth with business facilities that are second to none.

All the conference suites are located on the ground floor with direct access and have free WiFi, free parking, natural light and are disabled friendly. Below lists some of the conference suites which are on offer at our hotel in Bournemouth.


The Franklyn Suite

The Franklyn Suite, located in the Connaught Lodge, is the largest conference room at the hotel and is perfect for corporate events, exhibitions and large conferences of 25-150 delegates.   With its own private lounge and direct access to it's own private patio and access to the Courtyard Garden, the Franklyn is also next door to the Boardroom which is perfect as a syndicate room if required.

The Franklyn also has a private bar for companies looking for a drinks reception, corporate dinner or launch party.

For companies looking for an "exclusively yours" venue, the Franklyn Suite has 25 en-suite rooms above - why not ask us about our 24 hr delegate packages.


The Boardroom

Next door to the Franklyn Suite, the Boardroom is perfect either as a syndicate room or as a conference room for 8-20 delegates. The Boardroom is also ideal for private dining for upto 16 guests.

The Priory Business Centre

The Priory Business Centre comprises of Priory 1 and 2.  The Centre is self contained, very private and is adjacent to the main hotel with its own separate access. Both rooms are fully equipped with TVs, Flipcharts, Screens and WiFi.   Priory 1 also has the added advantage of air-conditioning and secure broadband.


The Connaught Suite

The Connaught Suite is available for residential meetings of 25-120 delegates and is also ideal for Masonic Ladies' Festival Banquets.  Opening out onto the terrace garden, The Connaught Suite is located on the ground floor and has natural daylight and its own private bar and lounge.


Blakes Restaurant 

The award winning, double rosette restaurant, Blakes, overlooks the courtyard garden and is an excellent suite for private luncheons and dinners.

Conference Equipment & Services
• LCD Projector • Fax • Flip chart • ISDN • OHP • Photocopier • Eight hour chairs • Screen • Video • Whiteboard • Internet Access • TV • Free WiFi • Free Secure Broadband in Connaught Suites and Priory Suites • All suites with wheelchair access.
Meetings & Conference Rooms
  Max Length Max Width Max Height Theatre capacity Class Room Board Room U Shape Banquet Natural
day light
Location Blackout
Franklyn Suite 20m 11m 3.2m 150 45 36 35 100 Yes Ground No
The Boardroom 6m 5m 3.2m 25 - 20 16 16 Yes Ground Yes
Priory 1 8m 4m 2.5m 30 12 20 16 16 Yes Ground Yes
Priory 2 8m 3m 2.5m 18 - 10 - 8 Yes Ground Yes
Connaught Suite 22m 8m 3.0m 180 60 60 40 120 Yes Ground Yes

All dimensions are in metres

Check out our availability

We have added all our conference and meeting rooms to the system so you can see whats available

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