The countryside venue, which offers event facilities for up to 3,000 delegates along with 254 bedrooms, an award-winning spa and 36-hole golf course, takes the collection up to 43 members across England and Scotland.
Venues of Excellence represents specialist venues at the top end of the meetings sector, delivering excellence in conferences, training and events.
In order to become a member, Whittlebury Hall was assessed against a series of stringent quality criteria, covering facilities, accommodation and customer care. Event planners using Venues of Excellence’s venue finding service can be sure that any venue they choose will meet these extremely high standards.
Marc Webster, Commercial Director at Whittlebury Hall, said: “We are delighted to become a member of Venues of Excellence. Whittlebury Hall is looking forward to exciting growth and development in 2018, and working with Venues of Excellence confirms our commitment to providing the highest quality standards and facilities for conferences, meetings and events.”
Mandy Jennings, Executive Director at Venues of Excellence said: “Venues of Excellence has been on a very successful journey since the rebrand in 2016 and we have seen an increase in membership by 62% over the past 12 months. We are absolutely delighted to welcome Whittlebury Hall who truly offer one of the best conference and event facilities in the UK.
“It is a great time for the venue to join as the Venues of Excellence board have agreed some very challenging objectives for 2018 with focus on quality. We will be ensuring our quality criteria is reviewed to ensure all our members are reviewed regularly and standards maintained to hold their excellence badge of honour. Our recent Annual Conference was themed around a ‘Brave New World’ where we discussed the importance of the consortia setting clear objectives, collaboration between our members and striving for excellence.”
Notes to Editors:
Recently united Whittlebury Hall and Whittlebury Park provide the perfect backdrop for both corporate clients and leisure guests.
Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland and just a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes, Whittlebury offers an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel, conference and training centre, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, meetings and events facilities catering for up to 3,000 delegates and a luxurious spa.
It’s first-class golf facilities include a 36-hole Championship course, driving range, simulators, PGA professional coaches, Callaway fitting centre and award-winning Atrium Clubhouse within its grounds.
Awards won by Whittlebury include; Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2015; Best for Weddings, Parties and Special Events at the 2016 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence; and Best Spa for Groups Award in the Good Spa Guide Awards.
Whittlebury also holds an AIM GOLD accreditation, the meetings industry’s recognised mark of excellence from the Meetings Industry Association and offers meetings and events delegates superfast free 1GB unlimited Wi-Fi across 20 conference and training suites and 28 syndicate rooms.
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