The first Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association 2018 Hospitality Awards (sponsored by Cab My Ride) took place on Friday 8th February 2019 at Doubletree by Hilton Southampton Hotel and what a success they were!

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Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland is proud to announce its newest hotel, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour, opening today 30th January.

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An Introduction to Southampton


As a Conference and Convention destination we proudly welcome events of all sizes to our city and region.  We boast over 250 venues, and the capacity to accommodate over 2000 delegates in our largest venue.

Southampton is the perfect convention and conference location, and can be reached easily by air, rail and road, and boasts an award winning International Airport, with direct flights from most cities in Europe, and some of the UK’s major cities.  The rail option takes just over one hour from London Waterloo, delivering you swiftly and conveniently to the coastal location of Southampton.

Planning a convention or conference can be a daunting task – especially if you are still learning about your chosen destination, so extra support from the destination can make a real difference.

Destination Southampton is the cities Official Conference Bureau, with a team of event specialists to assist make your visit even more organised.

Destination Southampton offers a free venue research service and includes:

– Assistance to find the perfect venue
– Compose a tailored event proposal
– Check and negotiate rates and availability
– Book your venue
– Check contracts, terms, conditions and invoices
– Source local suppliers including AV, transport, restaurants
– Arrange venue and destination familiarisation visits
– Secure accommodation allocations for delegates
– Give impartial advice and assistance
– Liaise with the Mayors Parlour where a mayors reception is required

Contact us today to discuss your convention 0345 226 9944