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There are some amazing new venue openings set to open in UK this year and we are all excited after the events of the past year that we can move from virtual events to booking venues again for events.

Here are just some of the new venue openings due to open in 2021

Fairmont Windsor Park

For those that knew this venue previously as Savill Court (or even the Anugraha, I’m that old!) this long awaited opening is planned for later this year.

Set on the edge of Windsor Great Park, but within easy reach of Heathrow Airport and Central London, the hotel is set in 40 acres of open green space and has been designed to reflect the site’s heritage whilst offering a modern design.
There will be 200 guestrooms and lavish suites, a wellness spa with indoor pool, outdoor vitality pool and plenty of outdoor space for team building or drinks reception.
The 15 conference rooms are located in one wing of the hotel which includes the 800sqm pillar-free ballroom catering for events up to 700 guests.

Fairmont Windsor Park - new venue openings
Fairmont Windsor Park Ballroom

Royal College of Surgeons

It has just been announced that Searcys have been appointed the new catering partner for this prestigious London venue from May.

The RCS has been a presence in Lincoln’s Inn Fields at number 41 since 1797, expanding over the following century to 38 – 43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The main Barry building is named after architect, Sir Charles Barry, who would go on to design the Houses of Parliament. It was almost completely rebuilt in the 1950s and 60s, following extensive bomb damage in World War II.

Royal College of Surgeons

The Royal College of Surgeons of England offers its event spaces to external clients, alongside their internal clients and are planning to open ‘The View’ in the Summer. It is set to be the first events venue to launch in London this year.
The View offers panoramic 6th floor views of the London landscape and the flexible space will be perfect for a variety of events from 10 to 300 people.
Searcys hope to kick off with events across the building with private dining and meetings followed by seasonal parties and celebration events later in the year.

Malmaison York

Due to open on 17 May, this Hotel will have 150 bedrooms and a capacity of 150 for events.  This Hotel will be introducing their new concept called SORA, a Pan-Asian rooftop bar and terrace, which will be serving small plates and Asian inspired cocktails. This area will take up to 200 and there will be a dedicated lift for clients that wish to visit independently from the hotel.

Malmaison York - new venue openings
NoMad Magistrates Court - new venue openings
NoMad Fireplace room

NoMad London

NoMad London occupies the historic, grade II-listed building formerly The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station and is due to open at the end of May.  Located in Covent Garden, it will be the first NoMad to open outside of the States.
The NoMad London offers over 800 sqm adaptable space for events, meetings and private dining and 91 bedrooms.
The building’s original Magistrates’ Courtroom, now the Magistrates’ Ballroom, accommodates up to 75 guests for a seated event.
With its two adjacent private dining rooms (the Fielding and De Veil), a separate bar, and a dedicated entrance from the street — using the original courtroom’s entrance — the Magistrates’ Court is perfect for seated dinners, cocktail receptions, and functions both social and corporate.

Some bitesize new venue openings:

The 5 star Curtain Hotel in London is due to rebranded as the Mondrian Shoreditch London later this year. This marks the return of the brand to London and the opening will be sixth hotel in the global portfolio and a European flagship.

With the Scottish hospitality expected re-opening in April/May IHG will be launching 2 of their voco brands with the voco Grand Central in Glasgow and voco Edinburgh – Haymarket.
The voco Grand Central (formerly known as the Grand Central Hotel) is an iconic property in Glasgow and will offer 10 meeting rooms and 230 bedrooms.
The voco Edinburgh – Haymarket, will mark IHG’s seventh voco hotel, and its first new-build and will offer 150 rooms and suites.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced it will debut the W Hotels brand in Scotland with W Edinburgh. The W Edinburgh will form the centrepiece of the St James’ 1.7 million development from a shopping centre into a mix of retail, entertainment, leisure and residential apartments. The hotel will offer 214 bedrooms and spectacular rooftop bar with wonderful views of the Edinburgh skyline. The exact opening date is still to be confirmed.

The Londoner, Leicester Square is part of the Radisson Edwardian Hotel group and is another long awaited opening delayed due to the pandemic. It is dubbed as UK’s “deepest” hotel, with the lowest floor some 30 metres below ground!
It is due to open in May and has 350 bedrooms as well as five concept restaurants and a rooftop bar. Event space includes a ballroom for up to 1,000 guests, two new Odeon Luxe cinemas and a unique subterranean spa.

The Westin London City – Due to open in August, the Westin London City Hotel boasts an impressive riverside location with panoramic views over the Thames. Located between the Tower of London and Millennium Bridge, the hotel overlooks Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern.
With 220 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, including 35 twins, featuring Westin Heavenly® Beds, LCD TV’s and luxurious bath amenities.

The Grand Hotel Birmingham – opening late April. One of the biggest UK hotel openings for 2021 outside the capital has to be The Grand Hotel Birmingham and it also marks the restoration of one of Birmingham’s best-loved buildings. The hotel has 185 bedrooms, including 2-bedroom penthouse apartments.
For Meeting and events the largest room is the Grand Ballroom, seating 350 guests and there are a further 9 additional rooms, from 6 to 60 guests.

We can't wait to get booking again for you!

If you would like any further information on these new venue openings or have an event you need help with, be it hybrid or live, DeSouza Associates are here waiting to support you.

Call is on 01252 722185

Email: events@desouza-associates.com 

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