Business Travel in Liverpool
its world famous docks, Liverpool has always been a bustling
centre for trade, and although the businesses may have
changed over the years, the city remains as influential
The city’s presence in the world of business also
means that many of its visitors are professionals attending
conferences and training days. So if you find yourself
in Liverpool on a business trip then you’ll be pleased
to know there is a wealth of accommodation, conference
centres and restaurants that cater for your specific needs.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that has
all the right business facilities, such as Internet access
and meeting rooms, you’ll find a number of hotels
to choose from in the heart of Liverpool.
The swanky Marriott City Centre Hotel [map] not only attracts businesspeople, it’s also a haven
for celebrities, with its view of the city’s main
attractions and excellent leisure club. In addition to
the state-of-the-art conference facilities, the hotel
boasts a superb restaurant, cocktail bar and comfortable
lounge. There are also executive rooms and car parking
available on request.
Another popular hotel for business visitors is the Liverpool
Moat House [map],
a modern city centre hotel equipped with an indoor swimming
pool, sauna, fitness centre, steam room, brasserie and
bar. It also offers conference and banqueting facilities.
If you fancy making the most of Liverpool’s delightful
location on the waterfront then why not book your room
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel [map] on Princes Dock. Situated adjacent to the stunning Royal
Liver Building [map] and overlooking the River Mersey, this deluxe hotel
offers a fabulous health and leisure complex, including
a gym and dance studio. There is also tanning and beauty
facilities, along with a superb conference room that caters
for up to 700 delegates plus a restaurant and bar. In
addition the hotel offers secure on site parking.
For those travelling by air, you may want a base that
is close to Liverpool John Lennon Airport [map] but not too far from the hustle and bustle of the city
centre. So why not try the Marriot Liverpool South,
which is built within the original Liverpool airport terminal
that was famously thronged with Beatles fans in the 1960s.
It offers wonderful leisure facilities, has a restaurant
overlooking the Mersey Estuary, and for something a little
different, guests can even book a night in the former
control tower, which is now a luxurious presidential suite.
The hotel boasts 164 bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom,
tea and coffee-making facilities, trouser press, hairdryer,
mini-bar, satellite TV, pay movies, radio, direct-dial
telephone, voice mail, fax/modem points, iron & ironing
board and 24-hour room service. And as winner of Merseyside
Tourism Board’s conference venue of the year
in 2002, it will be no surprise to learn that the hotel
also offers brilliant conference and meeting facilities.
Bosses looking for the perfect venue to hold their Liverpool
conference will be spoilt for choice by the array of facilities
on offer in the city.
Situated at Sefton Park, the award-winning LACE Conference
Centre [map] has an enviable reputation for excellence. LACE offers
a calm, professional, environment for meetings, interviews,
training and promotional presentations in a parkland setting
close to the city centre, airport and M62.
There are four conference rooms and nine meeting rooms
at LACE, along with free car parking, exhibition space,
on site printing services and a radio studio. The centre
can accomodate up to 240 delegates in the light airy rooms
with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and on site
catering as standard.
Just off the M62 at junction 4 in Walton, you’ll
find the Oakmere Conference Centre [map],
which provides Merseyside with a purpose-built business
and banqueting venue. Whether you’re planning a
small meeting or a large conference, with or without catering,
you're likely to find the service you’re looking
for here. The centre offers the very latest multimedia
technology, free car parking and capacity for up to 160
If you’re looking for a city centre venue, why not
try the Foresight Centre [map] on Brownlow Street, which offers 16 conference areas including
an IT suite. Housed within the elegantly refurbished former
Liverpool Royal Infirmary, the centre offers a professional
and purpose designed facility with all the latest business
support services. There is also free car parking, full
disabled access, video conferencing facilities and an
extensive catering menu.
If you’re looking for a venue close to the airport,
then check in at the Cavern Suite [map] in the heart of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport complex.
Situated on the first floor of the stunning new terminal
building, the suite offers spectacular views of the main
concourse, and is an ideal setting for business meetings,
corporate events, and training.
After a hard day of meetings, you’ll want to relax
and unwind so why not head for one of the many bars and
restaurants in the city centre or at the newly restored Albert Dock [map].
Amongst the restaurants that are popular with businesspeople is 60 Hope Street [map] in central Liverpool, which offers gourmet meals, lighter
snacks and a good wine and cocktail menu.
Chinatown is also a hit with professionals, with the likes
of the Far East Restaurant [map] on Berry Street that offers all you can eat buffets and
gourmet food in the evenings.
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