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It's never too early to think Festive...
Although the thought of Christmas shopping and woolly jumpers may seem a bit far fetched as we head into the summer, NOW is the perfect time to start planning your Festive Party! Afterall, Christmas is only 179 days away! 

Destination Southampton have launched a brand new Occasions, Celebrations & Christmas Venue Guide to help you plan your perfect party! 

Our Christmas Elves are on hand to help you with your enquiry... give us a call on 0345 226 9944 or click here to view the venue guide.
Platinum Experience at the Southampton Boat Show 

The very popular Platinum Hospitality ticket is back for the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, the ticket price is £135.00 inc VAT.  Tickets can be booked for as little as one person up to large groups. The price includes use of the Platinum lounge overlooking the marina, a luxury Power Boat Experience*, a glass of prosecco on arrival, morning tea, coffee and pastries, fork buffet lunch, afternoon tea and cake, an Official Show Guide, Show entry ticket, WiFi and cloakroom.

This package is great for a team away day, client entertaining or day out with family & friends. 

To book the Platinum Experience click here. 

*The boat experience is subject to weather conditions. Participants must be aged eight years and over to enjoy the Power Boat Experience.  Free 15 years and under tickets are not valid for the Platinum Experience.
Marwell's Zany Zebras Launch Parade

Some of Marwell's Zany Zebra sculptures will parade through Southampton City Centre on Tuesday 12th July between 13:00-14:00.

The parade precedes the sculpture exhibition which will open on the streets of Southampton for 10 weeks from Saturday 16 July 2016. This is a great summer team building activity for companies visiting or based in Southampton!

Destination Southampton & Southampton Hoteliers Association are a proud sponsor of one of the Zany Zebras named 'Crystal'. 

For more information about Zany Zebras click here
Virtual Tour of WestQuay Watermark

A virtual tour of WestQuay Watermark has been released. The £80m development will transform the leisure offer in Southampton, bringing a luxury cinema brand, along with a host of new restaurants, most of which will be making their debut in the city - perfect for corporate private dining enquiries and small meetings. 

Click here to view the virtual tour.
Destination Southampton Video 
Are you keen to find out more about Destination Southampton and what we do? Check out our new short video promoting the services we provide. 

Click here to view the video.
Brilliant Baby News! 

We are delighted to announce that our MD, Shirley gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Lizzie last week. The new little family are all doing very well. Shirley and Damian are over the moon with their bundle of joy! 
Exciting news for the Hilton Southampton 
The Hilton Southampton in Chilworth is being re-generated with a 4 million pound investment which will bring the cookie to Southampton as the hotel will be re-branding to DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton. Every guest at a DoubleTree by Hilton is welcomed with a warm chocolate chip cookie on check in and the relaxed friendly service continues throughout their stay.
General Manager Richard Groome, DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton says ‘we have a fantastic reputation in the city and Southampton is the natural gateway to the South Coast. We are extremely excited about welcoming guests to the newly refurbished full service hotel which is due to change brands in Winter 2016. We are also very proud to bring our newly refurbished meeting rooms to market where businesses can choose the fantastic conference and events facilities we offer while we make their teams and clients feel at home at our hotel. The hotel’s new lobby will have a very sumptuous and chic look which extends our friendly welcome’.

Click here to enquire about this venue.
South Coast Business Awards 

Destination Southampton is a proud partner of the South Coast Business Awards. 

Hampshire and regional businesses are invited to join us at the South Coast Business Awards 2016 at the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl on Thursday 14th July where eight prestigious awards will be handed out to the region's top firms at a glittering black tie ceremony. 

Guests will be thoroughly entertained by stand-up comedian & comedy writer, Dominic Holland who will be the Guest Speaker on the night. 

To book tickets click here. 
Christmas at The Ageas Bowl 

The Ageas Bowl may be famed for its summer entertainment, but when it comes to Christmas there really is nowhere better to celebrate!

With a range of packages and themed party nights to choose from, and prices from just £35 per person, you're sure to find your festive wish list ticked at the Ageas Bowl, which includes the new Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.

What’s more, courtesy of the Early Bird offer, book your Christmas party by the end of July and save 20%!

Click here to enquire about this venue.
The Meetings Show 
Destination Southampton was proud to exhibit with Hampshire Conference Bureau at The Meetings Show at London Olympia this month. We had a successful three days exhibiting on the AIM Pavilion promoting Southampton and Hampshire as a fantastic destination to conference and event bookers. 
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