With over 38.1 million passengers passing through each year and London being one of the world’s leading business cities,it’s no surprise that Gatwick Airport has positioned itself as a central meeting and conference destination.
Below is our list of 5 of the top meeting and conference venues close to Gatwick Airport. These venues are the most popular with our users and as such are listed on our 2015 recommendation list. You can book these venues at any time by clicking here.
5. Stanhill Court Hotel Gatwick
The Stanhill Court Hotel is situated just a short 10 minutes’ drive from Gatwick Airport and offers a distinctive countryside appeal to any business traveler or meeting organizer looking to discuss business relations in a relaxing and tranquil environment.
The Hotel provides 12 elegant meeting and conference rooms with the capacity to hold up to 360 delegates in its spacious Colas Suite. All the meeting and conference rooms have flexible layouts and can be tailored to your individual needs.
After business hours the hotel has so much to offer. The award winning “Restaurant 1881” offers international cuisine and a carefully selected wine list with over 200 different choices. In addition to the restaurant, the hotel also features a relaxing bar/lounge area and a café.
4. The Regus Express
While many meeting & conference venues aim to serve the needs of the business traveler outside of Gatwick Airport,Regus is a company that has taken an entirely different approach.
The Regus express workspaces available in Gatwick Airport provides an innovative solution to the everyday traveler looking for a pleasant, versatile and most importantly affordable work space.
There is so much choice in terms of the type of meeting space available throughout the Airport. There are comfortable all inclusive office pods near the boarding gates, peaceful co-working spaces with complimentary beverages and a relaxing business lounge which are all offered at very competitive rates.
For business travelers wanting more amenities, Regus provides 12 rooms in the Gatwick business lounge with whiteboards, markers and telecom equipment all at no extra cost.
3. Crowne Plaza Hotel Gatwick
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Gatwick is an excellent value 4 star property with an ideal location close to the M23 motorway,the Crawley Railway Station and only a 10 minute drive from the Airport itself.
The convenient location combined with 12 exceptional meeting and conference rooms makes the Crown Plaza Hotel a top choice for any business traveler in the area. The hotel also has a capacity to cater for 300 attendees in the elegant Arundel Suite.
The hotel itself has a modern and luxurious feel throughout and enjoys an array of amenities like a state of the art fitness center,an airport shuttle bus,a swimming pool with relaxing sauna and steam room facilities.The hotel also has 2 enticing hospitality outlets which include the cube restaurant,the cube bar which also has a relaxing lounge area.
2. Hilton London Gatwick Airport
The Hilton Hotel at Gatwick Airport sits adjacent to the south terminal and a modest 10 minute ride on the complimentary monorail.The hotel is also a very short walk from the Gatwick Express which can have you in the heart of London City in 30 minutes.
This iconic brand boasts a selection of 21 state of the art meeting rooms. The luxurious Ascot Suite can be split into three different areas, has a capacity for receptions of up to 450 attendees. The hotel has also been nominated as a finalist in the Best Mid-Sized Conference Venue category for 2014 which is another reason why it is so high of our list.
The Hotel also impresses in other areas of the Hotel like the 24-hour fitness center, 2 relaxing bar areas, a Costa Coffee shop and 2 wonderful Restaurants.
1. The Sofitel Hotel Gatwick
The Sofitel Hotel in Gatwick is our number one pick and is closest location in terms of proximity to the airport with a very short walk through a covered walk way from the north terminal. The Gatwick Express also allows hotel guests to reach London City within a 30 minute period.
The hotel itself encompasses a contemporary French decor which can seen straightaway as you enter the atrium and lobby area. The Hotel also has a total of 518 comfortable and luxurious bedrooms praised by many on trip advisor.
The hotel provides 14 exquisite meeting rooms all tailored to your liking with the necessary equipment needed to ensure your meeting runs as smooth as possible. The hotels experienced conference and events team can also cater for up to 300 guests.
A really valuable feature that sees the Sofitel Hotel in Gatwick at the top of our list is the Inspired Meetings programme. This excellent feature ensures that there is a dedicated personal event planner at hand to tailor Sofitel’s outstanding facilities to suit your specific needs and objectives whatever they might be.