Advance bookings up 26% on 2013The Castle Inn Hotel near Keswick, Cumbria is reporting an upturn in conference bookings for 2014 as the sector bounces back with an increase of 26% on the same time last year.
After a few quieter years the conferencing industry is once again picking up with hotels enjoying regular conference bookings.
Peter Wells, operations director of the Castle Inn Hotel commented: “We’ve seen a real return to conference bookings in recent months and advance bookings for next year are looking good too. We’re increasingly taking conference bookings for an average of three days per week, every week, with many including overnight stays. We’ve even noticed that local businesses are booking overnight accommodation which was an area that had pretty much dried up during 2010/11.”
The first signs of true recovery for the hotel came earlier this year when the launched hotel launched its Christmas Party packages.
“Within days of launching our Christmas Party packages we almost entirely sold out.” commented Wells. “Last year we really had to hard sell to get businesses to book their Christmas parties but this year we had an astronomical response.”
The Castle Inn Hotel is ideal for businesses looking for conference venues due to the clever layout of the property. The hotel has various accommodation areas which can be booked out as a whole, offering greater privacy to conference guests by sleeping them in a separate wing.
The hotel features a total of four main conference rooms catering for events of all sizes. Other rooms and areas can also be utilised for meeting and conferences.
The hotel also offers excellent discounted room/restaurant rates for those booking a conference and staying overnight and can arrange for catering for the conference plus all types of equipment from projectors to stationery.
The hotel can also arrange for a variety of activities to be laid on for delegates and their partners including visits to local attractions.
The Castle Inn Hotel is located within the picturesque Lake District National Park. The property is just moments off the A66 and convenient for the M6 and West Coast mainline trains via Penrith.