The iconic Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel has unveiled the £60,000 refurbishment of its ‘Ballroom’ event space ahead of the property’s 150-year anniversary in 2014. The new room, which will be able to host 180-seated guests, embraces original Victorian features, with contemporary additions such as chandeliers bringing a genuinely glamorous feel to the space.
The new Heart of Kent Suite at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel becomes the largest hotel event space in the county, able to host 650-seated guests. Striking local artwork inspired by the “Garden of England’s” beautiful landscape has been added to the room – which also benefits from an abundance of natural light and a high ceiling.
In October, renovation work on the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel’s International Suite was completed, following a £500,000 investment. The space, which is able to accommodate 800 guests theatre-style and 650 guests for a banquet, becomes one of the North-West’s largest event facilities.
Jupiter Hotels CEO, Shane Harris commented: “Across our 26 hotels, we’re committed to providing truly exceptional meeting and conference spaces which leave a lasting impression with those who attend events at our properties. We ensure that cutting-edge technology and eye-catching interior design are incorporated into renovation projects that we complete – which our new event spaces in Brighton, Manchester and Maidstone are testament to.”
East Sussex-based interior designer Helen Hooper, of HH Interiors who worked on all three projects commented: “The new meeting and event spaces are different in their own right, but there’s continuity in the design, which is an important part of maintaining Jupiter Hotels’ identity. The spaces are bright and glamorous – but versatile also, ideal for all kinds of gatherings from weddings to award ceremonies.”
The four-star Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel boasts an enviable location, situated on the city’s seafront with fantastic views of the English Channel and close proximity to Brighton’s famous Lanes. The hotel, built in 1864 celebrates its 150-year anniversary in 2014.
The Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is set in 26 acres of beautiful Kent countryside and offers 126 bedrooms, as well as a health club and spa. Close to junction eight of the M20 and adjacent to Leeds Castle – the four-star rated hotel benefits from 500 car parking spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.
Recently awarded four-star status by the AA, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel features 280 bedrooms and is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. The hotel features 10 meeting rooms and boasts complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.