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The Future Is DoubleTree By Hilton Southampton 
There are plenty of changes happening at the Hilton Southampton in preparation for their big rebrand to DoubleTree by Hilton in December. The changes at the hotel are now ready to be seen by the Conference and Events guests as their meeting rooms have had a glamorous and sleek new makeover. The DoubleTree team welcome any visitors who would like to come and have a look around. The hotel are also now proud to serve Starbucks!

For further infomraiton or to enquire about this venue please click here
COMING SOON: Southampton Harbour Hotel
Our Managing Director Shirley Pinn recently attended the rooftop Champagne Ceremony to find out more about the opening of Southampton’s long awaited Southampton Harbour Hotel.
Opening in 2017 this 5 start hotel will offer amazing views across the Ocean Village Marina, 85 luxury bedrooms, and various event space.  The hotel will also offer a waterfront dining experience and a premium rooftop bar for cocktails and drinks receptions.
For more information about this new venue please read more here. 
Delicious Dining Urges Businesses To Back The BID For Southampton 
As the Business Improvement District postal ballots land on companies doorsteps, Delicious Dining is urging local businesses to vote yes for the Southampton BID.

All companies within the city centre BID boundary and with a ratable value of, or
greater than £15,000, are eligible to vote. The scheme, Named Go Southampton, will raise more than £5 million for the city over the next five years.

Annaliese Hughes, Delicious Dining’s Marketing Director and a member of the Go Southampton steering group, said: “The aim of the BID is to deliver a better experience for those who live, work and visit the city while making it more attractive to visitors and businesses alike.”

“The city is full of untapped potential with passionate residents, inspiring entrepreneurs and committed businesses and when voted through, it will offer the much-needed focus to develop our City’s assets and drive it forward.”

The ballot closes at 5pm on 3rd November.
For more information on the BID click here
Colva Host Their Event At Southampton Boat Show

September was a scorcher for Southampton, with some great sunshine and of course the city hosted the 48th annual Southampton Boat Show which saw over 105k visitors from all over the world.
Colva, provider of software asset management solutions, chose the Southampton Boat Show hospitality lounge to host a day of discovery for their clients, which included tickets to the show and a trip out from the show marina on a Fairline Phantom power boat. 

“Our day at the boat show was a great success for our company, being able to network with other local businesses in a nice friendly environment with some great views, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017.” Simon Clements, Corporate Account Manager at Colva.

You can talk to our team about bringing your event to the Southampton Boat Show for 2017, it's never to early to plan! Contact us today!
Southampton Football Club's New Seasonal Menu

Halo Conference and Events at the Southampton Football Club are focusing on utilising Hampshire Suppliers in new seasonal menu's. Their new Autumn/Winter menu highlights the fantastic local produce that Hampshire has to offer. 
The menu includes Wiltshire Gammon from Wessex Country Gammons,  Hot Smoked Trout from Fordling smoke house in Awbridge near Romsey and many more. The chef team have been creating innovative ways to put Hampshire on the map, as a supplier for quality produce. 

Business South are hosting a Local Produce Show to encourage more of our venues to use local produce, for more info click here.

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Ronald MacDonald House New To The Southampton Meeting Portfolio 

Ronald MacDonald House, which is based at Southampton General Hospital, has a new meeting room available for hire. Sarah and Sophie from Destination Southampton, visited the venue to view
the facilities this week. The room can hold up to 15 delegates boardroom style, and has built in presentation facilities. Delegates are able to use the kitchen facilities to provide their own catering or can hire in recommended caterers, making this a very flexible meeting space.  You are also supporting one of our local charities by using this venue.
Westquay Watermark Update 

Southampton's new dining leisure development will be a huge attraction for conference & event delegates to the city. Opening will start in December 2016.

Hammerson announces that The Real Greek, Franco Manca, Thaikhun and Project Pie will join the line-up of all new restaurants at Westquay Watermark, its £85 million dining and leisure development in Southampton. 

The Real Greek’s 325m2 restaurant on the scheme’s lower promenade will be the brand’s second restaurant outside of London. Debuting in the city, its healthy eating ethos and authentic recipes will bring diners a taste of Greece.

Project Pie’s 130m2 restaurant in the Long Room floor will introduce a new and emerging US build-your-own pizza concept to the city. Offering customers a unique experience to create their very own pizzas, this new culinary concept will revolutionise the way customers can enjoy their food – incorporating a fun and personalised approach to casual dining.

Franco Manca’s 130m2 unit on the scheme’s lower promenade will be the brand’s debut in Southampton and only its third restaurant outside of London. The Neapolitan pizzeria company will be bringing its specialist sourdough pizzas, topped with locally sourced ingredients to the city. 

Thaikhun, with a 290m2 restaurant on the upper promenade, will also be making its first move into the city. Customers will be able to enjoy a taste of Asia, with dishes inspired by the streets of Bangkok. 

All of the above will be launching their first restaurants in Southampton. The 17,000m2 scheme will completely transform Southampton’s leisure and dining offer, having attracted a vibrant line-up of firsts for the city. 

Gatsby Party At The Novotel

If you are planning to be in Southampton this November make a night of it with a great 'Gatsby’ party night out for friends, family & colleagues on the 17th November. 
The evening is set to include:
  • A Glass of Prosecco
  • After dinner live entertainment from The Pink Champagne Sisters and disco till midnight!
  • Dress to impress : Its Gatsby! 
  • Complimentary Photo booth
Tickets are £35 per person 
Get your colleagues & delegates together for a night out. 
The tickets are now available to book. 
Are You Planning Your Christmas Party Night Out?

Request your copy of our Occasions, Celebrations and Christmas guide for the 2016 party season! 
Email us today or call us on 0345 226 9944 & we will find your perfect party venue. 

Christmas Party & Meeting Offers in Southampton

Solent Conference Centre, Night at the circus

This year the Solent Conference Centre will be transforming into a Circus Spectacular for the Holiday season. 
Party Night

Package includes a cocktail on arrival, three course gala dinner, tea, coffee and speciality marshmallow, crackers plus room decorations, party favours, table party boxes, DJ and dance floor.
 £39.00 per person*
Add a ½ bottle of wine per person for £45.50 per person*
*For parties over 60 we are offering a complementary ticket and a bottle of bubbly for the event organiser.
Private hire of one of suites is available on request
Christmas Lunch Packages are also available throughout December from £18 per person.

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Holiday Inn Southampton
Celebrate your Christmas with the Holiday Inn Southampton and host your party nights, festive lunches or private parties! Prices from £14.95 for lunches and £21.95 for Dinner.
With a choice of function suites for up to 220 seated available, a dedicated Christmas coordinator and accommodation room rates from £59.00 including Breakfast. 

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Hilton Southampton

To celebrate their new rooms and the launch of Starbucks at the hotel we would like to give an upgraded ‘Starbucks’ break to any meetings booked in October or November – taking place before the end of January 2017!
To obtain this fantastic offer please quote 'STAR' when making your enquiry!
Click here to Enquire

Macdonald Botley Park
Macdonald Botley Park are offering £32.00 Day Delegate Rate throughout the remainder of 2016 and into January & February 2017 along with unlimited tea and coffee.
Click here to Enquire

De Vere New Place
DDR offer starting from just £22pp + VAT
If you feel like taking work out of the office New Place offer everything you need for a day of productivity for events running during October, November, December & January!  
Meeting packages start from just £22* per delegate and include:
• Flexible meeting and training rooms for up to 110 delegates
• Free Wi-Fi throughout
• Latest AV equipment with trained experts on hand
• Energy stations with free flowing tea, coffee and refreshments
*Quote "Catch 22". Rate excludes VAT and is subject to availability. Eligible for new bookings only.

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