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Private Hire & Hospitality Facilities
at the Southampton Boat Show 
The world famous Southampton Boat Show returns to the city from 16 – 25 September 2016. It’s the perfect way to entertain friends, clients and customers, or reward staff. There is a range of fantastic hospitality suites and restaurants available to hire, whether you’re looking to organise a breakfast event, a drinks reception or private dining - you will be spoilt for choice.  

For more information click here or to enquire for the 2016 event please contact the team on 0345 226 9944 or email
Brand new look for Jurys Inn 

Jurys Inn Southampton is undergoing a £2 million refurbishment programme to completely transform the hotel and enhance its facilities for new and existing business and leisure guests.

The 270 bedroom hotel, centrally located overlooking East Park, is undergoing significant refurbishment including refurbishment of all 270 bedrooms and introduction of the new bespoke DREAM Bed by Jurys Inn with upgraded mattresses, pillows and bed linen. Introduction of 19 new Executive Rooms, giving delegates the option to upgrade their hotel stay and avail of a number of extra amenities and benefits including Super-King beds, complimentary premium WiFi, mini-fridge with complimentary snacks and full Sky TV package. Refurbishment of public areas including; lobby, bar, restaurant, incorporating a bright, contemporary décor, chic furnishings and stunning artwork.

All 270 bedrooms are now complete, while the lobby, bar and restaurant are set to be complete in late 2016.

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. 

The Award categories include: Taylor Made Computer Solutions Best Use of Technology, British American Tobacco Award for Commitment to the Region, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, Lakesmere Growth Business of the Year Award, Smith & Williamson Best International Performance by a South Coast company, Southampton City Council Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Winchester Motor Company Skoda Customer Service Award.

To enter the Awards or to book tickets click here
Discover the New Open Lobby at Holiday Inn Southampton 

The Holiday Inn Southampton lobby is now a flexible environment where guests can eat, drink, work, meet, relax, socialise and have fun.

There’s plenty of space for a meeting and free Wi-Fi so you can catch up on emails and keep up-to date with the latest news online. Alternatively, you can borrow one of our Apple Mac’s or plug in at the E-Bar. If you’re in a more playful mood, there’s a wide choice of board games.

Click here to enquire about this venue.

Meet our Zany Zebra... Crystal!

For 10 weeks from Saturday 16 July 2016, a zeal of Marwell’s Zany Zebras will gallop through the streets of Southampton creating a fun trail for all to enjoy. 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' (pictured above in the Zany Zebra workshop). So get ready to look out for our bejazzled, crystal covered Zebra, coming to Southampton soon! 

For more information about Zany Zebras click here
Solent Conference Centre introduces new venue in The Spark
Solent University’s Conference Centre is moving to a brand new venue in the new The Spark building on East Park Terrace. It will be proud to sit within the £30 million building, providing large, interactive spaces for meetings and events for up to 400 people. The building’s impressive central atrium brings a genuine ‘wow’ factor to the campus, and spaces such as The Whitebeam Fine Dining Suite, Harvard style lecture theatres and floating ‘Pod’ will make for dynamic and memorable events.

With a wide range of event spaces ranging from meeting rooms, lecture theatres, conference suites and innovative learning rooms to a 3D cinema, private dining room, extensive sports facilities and TV, photography and performances studios, our campus is the perfect venue solution.

The new facilities will be available to hire for conferences and events from June 2016. 

Click here to enquire about this venue.
Starbucks Coffee now available at the Grand Harbour Hotel  

Conference delegates and guests are now able to enjoy a cup of their favourite Starbucks Coffee at the Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton.

General Manager, Laura Roberts said “We have listened to and acted on feedback from our guests and we are now proud to serve Starbucks Coffee in our Hamtun Atrium Bar”.

Book your next conference or event at the Grand Harbour and surprise them with a Starbucks!

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Visit us at The Meetings Show  
Destination Southampton will be exhibiting with Hampshire Conference Bureau at The Meetings Show on 14-16th June 2016 at Olympia, London. We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting on the MIA stand (J200). 

To register to attend this event please click here
Showcasing Southampton

Are you an event organiser for an association, agent or corporate organisation? Destination Southampton will be hosting a Familiarisation Visit on 1st-3rd July 2016 to experience Southampton at it's best! There will be an opportunity for you to view a number of the city's conference & event facilities and also experience some of the region's top attractions.

Please register your interest with
Southampton City Talks 

On 14th April Southampton Football Club hosted the Estates Gazette 'Southampton City Talks' event where Southampton was the first city in the country to be recognised as one of the UK’s most dynamic cities by EG, who signpost key destinations for investors and developers.

Successful economic growth and development within the city has been highlighted through some recent key survey figures: Southampton is the 4th highest ranking English city for good growth (source PWC). Southampton is also in the top 10 list of UK cities voted as being one of the ‘happiest cities to work in’ (source OPP).

Stacey Meadwell, London Editor for Estates Gazette said "Southampton is a waterfront city with great potential and has a number of interesting large scale regeneration projects including Itchen Riverside and the Royal Pier as well as other development and investment opportunities.”

If you are interested in future developments taking place in Southampton visit
Business South Annual Conference 2016

Destination Southampton were proud to provide the event management for the Business South Annual Conference on Friday 22nd April at the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl. 

The event was a great success with 300 business delegates in attendance. 

Click here to view our short highlights video. 
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