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Grand Connaught Rooms hosts The FA's 150th Anniversary Dinner with guest of honour, HRH The Duke of Cambridge

Grand Connaught Rooms
HRH The Duke of Cambridge was the guest of honour on Saturday 26 October at the official dinner to mark The FA’s 150th anniversary at the Grand Connaught Rooms, five minutes from Covent Garden in London, part of the award winning PH Group.

A host of famous football faces including FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini, England manager Roy Hodgson and former England striker Michael Owen were among the 350 guests at the prestigious dinner which was held in the Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

The award winning venue was selected to host The FA’s anniversary celebrations due to its location, reputation and intrinsic link to The FA; back in 1863 The FA was formed in the Grand Connaught Rooms which was, at the time, the Freemasons’ Tavern. On Friday 25 October a plaque was unveiled on the exterior of the building to officially recognise its part in The FA’s prestigious history.

Murray Wilson, General Manager, said: “The FA has a rich and illustrious history and we are delighted to play such an important part in the 150th celebrations. The planning and delivery of each event has been meticulous and we are delighted with the performance of the entire team, working with The FA’s communications and events team, to ensure each event has been a glowing success.

“The unveiling of the commemorative plaque was a very proud moment for the entire team as all future guests will be aware of the Grand Connaught Room’s role in The FA’s history.

“The Grand Connaught Rooms has hosted many high profile events in recent years including Britain’s Got Talent and the Elle Style Awards and to be a part of such a historical milestone in The FA’s history is a huge honour.”

The historic Grand Connaught Rooms is located in the heart of London offering bookers a stunning venue with 37 flexible function spaces available and cutting edge technology, including ultra-fast broadband. The venue’s flexible meeting spaces can accommodate events of all shapes and sizes from small meetings for ten people through to major conferences for up to 800 delegates. The opulent Grand Room has a capacity for 1,000 guests, reception style.

The award winning PH Hotels group offers 23 premier hotel and conference venues across the UK, each unique in its own way but united in offering unrivalled quality, service and attention to detail.

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