Venue Details  

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
contact:Sarah McRobbie / Emma Kettle
address:Stamford Hall
Stoughton Drive South
city:Leicester
county:Leicestershire
region:Heart of England
postcode:LE2 2ND
tel:0116 271 9933
fax:0116 272 0352
 
emailconferences@le.ac.uk
websitewww.le.ac.uk/conference/
University of Leicester

RATES FROM
24 hour rate (standard):60.87
24 hour rate (ensuite):74.97
Day rate:27.67
Group BB rate (standard):27.03
Group BB rate (ensuite):39.95
 
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES - YEAR ROUND
ensuite roomsstandard roomsmeeting capacitydining seateddining buffet
00350350350

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES - VACATION TIME
ensuite roomsstandard roomsmeeting capacitydining seateddining buffet
3161684500630630

AVAILABILITY NOTES

2005: 1 - 8 Jan, 20 Mar - 23 Apr, 26 Jun - 30 Sep, 18 Dec - 14 Jan
600 standard rooms available during summer months only

VENUE DESCRIPTION

The University of Leicester is a unique and well-established conference venue with a reputation for outstanding service and professionalism. An extensive conference history sees a high proportion of returning events - several of which have been using the facilities on an annual basis for over 30 years. A dedicated and attentive Conference team service all events.

BEDROOM DESCRIPTION

En suite and standard bedrooms are available during Easter, summer and winter vacations; providing comfortable accommodation for delegates. The majority of bedrooms enjoy scenic views and benefit from in-room conveniences such as tea/coffee making facilities, telephones, complimentary toiletries, guest information and botanic garden guides.

MEETING DESCRIPTION

Over 200 spacious meeting rooms for 10 - 500 are available during the Easter, summer and winter vacations - ranging from modern tiered lecture theatres to period rooms suitable for executive board meetings. A range of conference and banqueting suites are available all year round and good relationships with local hotels provide 3 star+ accommodation at reduced rates.

RESTAURANT / BAR DESCRIPTION

Our friendly dining and bar team provide an enjoyable experience for all delegates. The planned menus offer a mixture of healthy eating with some indulgences, and we pride ourselves on providing tasty choices for our guests with special dietary needs. For celebrations, special occasions and prestigious conference dinners, choose from our range of exquisite menus and drinks receptions. We will also work with you and arrange all of your entertainment requirements to make the event an occasion to remember.

LEISURE FACILITIES

All guests are welcome to walk around the botanic gardens on site. Guided tours are also available and may be timed within the conference/event programme. A wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities are available on both sites, which may be booked for delegate team events or individuals during their free time.

DIRECTIONS

Delegates will find Leicester an easy, convenient and central location, wherever they are travelling from in the UK. Motorway and rail links converge centrally in Leicester, and Birmingham and Nottingham East Midlands Airports are under one hour away by road.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

Botanic gardens on site - the only botanic gardens in the region, National Space Centre - project with the University of Leicester, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Conkers, Great Central Railway, Rutland Water, various Karting tracks, scenic walks and guided tours of the city and county, Abbey Pumping station, Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Jain Centre, The Golden Mile. Extensive sports facilities on site.

ACCREDITATIONS

Investors in People, Welcome Host. In addition, the service is currently working on its ongoing commitment for 100% of staff to be officially trained with a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Customer Service.

OTHER INFORMATION

TESTIMONIAL from YWCA of Great Britain:
"A big thank you for all your hard work and patience regarding the YWCA Staff Conference that was held at your (University of Leicester) venue. All the staff at the venue were incredibly helpful and friendly at all times which meant that the event was able to run smoothly."