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Checking in: InterContinental London – The O2

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Sharon O’Sullivan, chartered MCIPD, group HR executive and PA to CEO at Centura Group, gives us a tour around the Greenwich-based hotel. With tickets to see Mickey Flannigan, who was playing at the 02 and ironically staying at the InterContinental Hotel that had only opened some 18 months ago, I thought it would be a […]

Checking In: Wasing Park

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Molly Dyson heads to the outskirts of Reading for a slower pace at Wasing Park Located near the picturesque village of Aldermaston, just 45 minutes from London, lies the expanse of the Wasing Estate. Nestled among the land’s historic fishing lakes and farms is Wasing Park and its eclectic variety of event venues, complete with […]

IBEROSTAR innovates

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Amelia Walker champions the facilities and friendly service at IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada – an impressive venue for MICE, banquets, incentive programmes and all types of celebrations The Meeting, Incentive, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is the fastest-growing sector of the international tourism market, catering to international conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and events. It is gradually […]

Checking In: Titanic Hotel Liverpool

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This hot-to-trot Liverpool address offers a relaxing experience like no other, says Amelia Walker I visit the rapidly regenerating city of Liverpool to attend the PA Expo at the Exhibition Centre in November 2016. It’s been four years since I was last in town and having heard about Titanic Hotel Liverpool in Stanley Dock on […]

Checking in: Eynsham Hall

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Oxfordshire has a lot to offer – beautiful country house hotels, breath-taking scenery and a great escape from the daily grind. But it’s also an ideal destination for businesses looking for a change of pace for their next meeting or event. I had the pleasure of visiting Eynsham Hall, conveniently located just outside Oxford and […]

Country life: Christmas at Chilston Park

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Chilston Park Hotel is a country house ideal for corporate events, which comes into its own at Christmas. Amelia Walker gets into the seasonal spirit, courtesy of the venue’s festive showcase If you’re looking for countryside opulence, let me steer you in the direction of Chilston Park Hotel. Set back from tree-lined lanes, the manor […]

Checking in: The Met Hotel, Leeds

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The city of Leeds has such a distinctive atmosphere. It simultaneously exudes Yorkshire’s old-world charm while offering a plethora of cool bars, superb restaurants and all the shopping one could wish from a city. The Met Hotel by PH Hotels pulls this multi-faceted feature of its surroundings into one venue. Named Best Business Hotel in […]

Checking in: The Belfry

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As I walk into the Belfry Hotel and Resort, it is a hive of activity. Couples wander around in fluffy robes and there are polo-wearing golfers milling around, kitted out in the latest gear. The doorman informs me that 300 golfers are here and 100 of those are corporates staying overnight. I drop my bags […]

Country living: Dewsall Court

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Amelia Walker discovers the plush seclusion of Dewsall Court, the definitive country house for your corporate group experience. It’s difficult to imagine a place more worthy of an Instagram post than Dewsall Court. Nestled among 1000 acres of lush Herefordshire countryside, it champions all that is great and good about bucolic England. It has glorious […]

Checking in: Sofitel London Gatwick

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After long travels or a pit-stop business meeting, experience the comfort of a luxury bed at Sofitel London Gatwick. Amelia Walker checks in. If you or your boss travels regularly, the last thing you need to deal with on top of organising everything else is a long haul to and from your hotel. Well then, […]

Checking in: Clevedon Hall, Somerset

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Here at PA Life, we are always on the look-out for top-class event venues outside the capital, writes Daniel Fountain. And after a recent trip to Clevedon Hall in Somerset, we’re certain we’ve discovered a gem. Less than 15 miles from Bristol city centre, with stunning grounds and sea views, this Victorian mansion conversion is […]

Checking in: 11 Cadogan Gardens

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Those looking to stay in true Chelsea style need look no further than Sloane Square’s 11 Cadogan Gardens, set in the heart of one of the most beautiful parts of London. Molly Dyson checks in. I arrive at 11 Cadogan Gardens just after 3pm on a Friday and the buzz going on around the property […]