The start of a new year is traditionally the time when business leaders get together, reflect on Christmas sales and begin planning for the next twelve months ahead. In America this is known as a “kick off” meeting and while it’s been a common feature, in annual business calendars across the pond, British brands and organisations are more recently adopting this great way of welcoming everyone back to work after the festive wind down.
Traditionally, a kick off happens over a couple of days, in neutral territory, away from the office, where everyone feels relaxed and ideas can flow freely. For this reason, hotels are a popular choice of venue for businesses to base their kick off meetings (do you see where we’re going with this?).
It just so happens that at The Connaught Bournemouth, we’re well equipped to cater for corporate guests and group events of up to 150 attendees. Being just 500m from Bournemouth town centre, and 1.5 miles from its mainland railway station, The Connaught Hotel is the ideal destination to do business on the South Coast.
A choice of two meeting rooms
Whether you want to unite your top-level people around a table or bring the entire business together under one roof, our choice of two corporate meeting rooms offer capacity for groups large and small. Located on the ground floor of our Connaught Lodge means not only do you have direct access – it is the perfect location away from holidaying guests in the main hotel.
The more intimate of our two rooms, our hotel boardroom is ideal for smaller groups to hire exclusively. It can comfortably hold between 8-16 delegates seated round table, while still leaving room to accommodate flip charts, projectors and screens, all of which can be additionally provided on request.
The Franklyn Suite
If you’re seeking a space where large groups can convene theatre style, than The Franklyn Suite is the ideal choice. This spacious and neutrally decorated room can accommodate up to 150 delegates, so it’s perfect for wider company meetings and corporate away-days. The suite has an in-room bar and adjoining private courtyard too, so it makes for a great space to get down to business.
Full specifications for both of our Connaught Hotel meeting rooms can be found on the Meet page of our website, along with details of our Day and 24-hour Delegate catering packages. Both rooms also include the use of free Wi-Fi, day membership of our Bluewater Spa facilities, and free parking on site (subject to availability).