If you need a meeting room, Belfast has plenty to choose from. Since the turn of the millennium the city has shot skywards in terms of business and commerce, and hotels like us at Holiday Inn Meetings UK have responded in kind. This historic and beautiful city is experiencing new economic growth, meaning recreational visitors and business delegates alike book with us.
It makes sense that when people in the North want to book a meeting room, Belfast is the city they head to – it is the capital of Northern Ireland, after all. Many mix business with pleasure – and why not? Belfast is the equal of any capital city in the world, with Belfast City Zoo, the Linenhall Library, City Hall and the famous Botanical Gardens just a few of the sights to see. At night, the city becomes a vibrant cosmopolitan hotspot. Once you’ve vacated the meeting room, Belfast has a thousand things waiting to greet you.
Whether you’re here for pleasure or business, Belfast is easy to get to – the city has an extensive road network, with three motorways. Two major airports provide further transport links, and there’s a thriving public transport system - all of which adds to the city’s economy. The low cost of living has led to a retail boom, which has been further enhanced by intensive development of The Titanic Quarter. When finished, it will have hotels, a riverside entertainment complex, luxury apartments and Titanic-themed attractions. Further investment promises a high-speed rail network and improved road system. All this means a large number of new businesses setting up shop here. Little wonder that conference rooms and meeting rooms in Belfast are in such high demand.
The city attracts numerous visitors from abroad. In 2009 Frommer’s, the American travel guide, listed Belfast as the only UK location in its Top 12 Destinations to Visit for that year and people certainly have a lot to see: Belfast boasts a unique mixture of architectural styles, ranging from magnificent Victorian and Edwardian monuments like City Hall, Queen’s University and the Palm House, to ultra-modern artefacts like Waterfront Hall. There are over 40 public parks and gardens, and a vibrant cultural scene. Once you’ve packed away your folders in the meeting room, Belfast has a large number of concert halls and arts venues, perfect for entertaining delegates or for staff to let their hair down. Conference rooms are often booked for training or team-building exercises, and groups like us at Holiday Inn Meetings UK can easily arrange activities and motivation days in the city – anything from paint-balling to nightclub visits.
It might not seem obvious to hold your wedding reception in a meeting room. Belfast, however, has numerous venues that are as suited to private functions as conferences. The city is by turns vibrant and romantic. Whether it’s a birthday, an engagement party or a wedding reception you’re planning, you can rest assured the same meticulous approach will be used as for any big corporate event. Whatever your reason for booking a meeting room, Belfast has everything you need.