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ITCM slept here

ITCM slept here logoA series of personal reports on selected hotels by ITCM staff

Historic property, superb grounds - plus Stratford-on-Avon

Hallmark Welcombe Hotel bar
James Rampton reports on a stay at the Hallmark Welcombe Hotel
My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able not only to inspect the MICE facilities at this member of the Hallmark Hotels Collection, but also to enjoy its hospitality at first hand. We found that whatever the reason for a visit, whether to host a conference or an incentive weekend, there is always a very warm welcome at the Hallmark Welcombe Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.


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Park Plaza Riverbank gives you London

Park Plaza Riverbank
Sydney Paulden reports on a central location with great facilities
London is an irresistible attraction to organisers and to their delegates everywhere in the world. The problem, however, is that they can be overwhelmed by the choice: which of the hundreds of conference hotels and unusual venues to select for an event?


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Apex City of Bath gives sparkling destination the venue it deserves

Apex City of Bath
Sydney Paulden visits the city’s newest hotel property
The City of Bath in Somerset, England, is a destination that enthrals visitors from all over the world. Set amidst the green Mendip hills framing the Avon River, its name derives from the fact that, during the Roman occupation of Britain, the natural hot springs made it a favourite recreational spot for the legions – and their Roman Baths are still there to be enjoyed 2,000 years later!


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Carlton Towers turns dream into reality

Carlton Tower exterior
Lauren Stiles enjoys an incentive weekend at the home of Lord and Lady Gerald
It’s everyone’s fantasy to be an aristocrat living in a splendid country mansion, lord or lady of all the beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see, with an estate that provides home-grown produce and cut flowers and where there is space enough for laser clay pigeon shoots, 4-wheel driving and even for a private brewery to create a beer to suit one’s own taste.


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Three venue options on one site

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Roger St. Pierre discovers two very different Best Western hotels and a conference centre sharing a single site in Northern France
Conveniently located on the edge of the sleepy little village of Gosnay, but just a few minutes from the busy A26-E15 autoroute that links Calais to Paris, the Chartreuse Du Val Saint Esprit estate incorporates not only two distinctively different hotels, but also a conference centre and beautiful gardens.


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