With new hotel openings, including the arrival of The Apex; set to become the region’s largest conference hotel – Bath is positioning itself as a leading meeting, incentive travel and events destination in the South-West of England.
Spa facilities and historic venues sit alongside budget, boutique and luxury hotels and venues offering contemporary conference facilities.
David James, chief executive of VisitBath said: “As a World Heritage site, Bath is a real ‘destination city’, blending the traditional and historical with contemporary culture – the variety of attractions, shops, restaurants and entertainment is unique. Along with everything the compact city centre has to offer, Bath is surrounded by stunning countryside making outdoor team pursuits, exclusive hire of country house hotels and events at venues such as race circuits easily accessible. Less than 90 minutes from London and with special group rates from Great Western Railway, the business tourism offer in Bath is truly exceptional.”
Apex City of Bath Hotel
Opening this summer, Apex will feature 177 contemporary bedrooms and will become the city’s largest purpose built conference facility. A five-minute walk from Bath Spa Station, Apex will offer a conference hub for business professionals. The largest conference room will hold up to 420 delegates for large events and is suitable for up to 600 for exhibitions.
Bailbrook House host business events ranging from small executive meetings to large company get-togethers for up to 200 delegates. The traditional and contemporary meeting spaces are set in tranquil surroundings and there’s a large car park.
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
There are four meeting rooms. The 500 acre private estate is home to a spa, cookery school, wellbeing house and equestrian centre offering creative events and teambuilding days.
Bath’s Historic Venues
Bath’s Historic Venues offer a prestigious backdrop for business events from large conferences for up to 500 delegates to dinner or drinks receptions.
The Assembly Rooms and Guildhall offer flexible exhibition spaces with a stunning backdrop for trade shows or exhibitions whilst the Roman Baths and Assembly Rooms are perfect for dinner and drink receptions.
Delegates can mingle beside the torch-lit, steaming waters of The Roman Baths or eat dinner beneath the Whitefriars chandeliers of the Assembly Rooms.
Following a multi-million pound redevelopment during the summer of 2016, Bath Racecourse has become one of the most stylish venues in the South West.
Creative Incentives, Teambuilding and Outdoor Pursuits
The Makery has rooms for meetings, training and photoshoots and craft workshops.
Teampursuits, a family run outdoor pursuits company based close to the village of Lacock, 35 mins from Bath, have a purpose built conference & activity centre offering both motorised and country sports as well as structured team building events. Groups can throw themselves into multi-activity days.