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De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

This hotel and conference centre is truly amazing and I urge you to check it out at your earliest convenience. It quite simply wasn’t on my radar and in my opinion it really should be a venue you consider for meetings & conference in this region. It’s got the perfect blend of being a gorgeous contemporary hotel and superb, flexible meeting rooms of all sizes and configurations. If you want a proper banked seating theatre to present a product launch, you’ve got it. If you want a blank canvas to do a new car launch, that’s also available. Exhibition space – tick. Small boardrooms – tick. It’s really got the lot, and when you factor in the environmental credentials and fabulous staff, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

This award winning hotel and conference centre really is a hidden gem, set right in the middle of 330 acres of the University of Nottingham's landscaped parkland. Delivering conferences from 5 – 1,000 this contemporary venue is absolutely fantastic and I highly recommended that you have it on your radar. It’s that good.

Address: De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, Beeston Ln, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

Website: www.devere.com/devereemcc

Conference Sales Contact: Carla Garman (Melissa Sobo from 15th Feb 2018)

Tel: +44 (0)7776 246498

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Distance & time from nearest airport: 13 Miles (25 minutes by taxi) East Midlands Airport

Distance & time from nearest railway station: 3 Miles (15 minutes by taxi) Nottingham Train Station - there is also a tram stop onsite too which links the venue to the city, train station and beyond.

Official star rating: 4 star

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @EMCCHotel

Instagram: DeVereOrchardHotel

Facebook: DeVereOrchardHotel

First Impression

The first thing that strikes you as you drive up to the hotel is the gorgeous landscaped gardens of the University of Nottingham. Once through the two security barriers (providing fantastic security for high profile events) you approach the fabulously contemporary De Vere Orchard Hotel with the East Midlands Conference Centre just a few paces away.

To say this five years old hotel is a cutting-edge design is an understatement. I absolutely loved it – tons of glass everywhere! And not only that, it has won many green awards for its environmentally friendly approach – including 20 photovoltaic panels on each roof which harvest electricity which you can actually check out on a meter located in the library lounge directly behind reception. It is also worth pointing out that hotel also won Best Green / Sustainable Venue in the 2017 CHS Awards.

The contemporary feeling continues as you enter the hotel lobby which is super bright and has an amazing atrium. It would be an absolutely perfect place to locate your registration desk for a real wow factor as your delegates arrive. As well as some really nice armchairs and tables there's a really nice satellite working area behind reception complete with desks, charging / network points etc. Also can be used for a drinks reception, registration, semi private group breakfast, etc.

Parking: 300 places with an overflow space available too. There is no charge to park at the hotel. Note – also includes a charging point for an electric car.

Coach / Bus Pick-up location at hotel: For drop off or pick-up for external dinners etc – coaches can pull up directly outside the hotel reception. There are also dedicated coach parking bays too.

Number of bedrooms: 202

Bedrooms: They are either standard or executive, all of which were contemporary, stylish and just the right level of minimal. I must say that my room was very much to my taste. Spacious, lots of natural light, a good size desk with decent connections, really nice bathroom and a large wall mounted TV. Perfect.

Number of floors: Four

Wi-fi: Free throughout the hotel and conference centre. Excellent speeds of 90-100 Mbps of download speed too. Giving the opportunity to live stream event should you need to.

Fitness gym: Yes, a small gym in the hotel but also have access to the fitness suite at the University of Nottingham's amazing £40 million sports facility on site (2 mins walk) – David Ross Sports Centre.

Spa: No

Swimming Pool: Yes, at the University of Nottingham's facility on site (2 mins walk) - world class facilities there, definitely try to visit if you can

RESTAURANTS & BARS

The hotel has one main bar & restaurant called Bramleys Brasserie & Bar – situated just off the hotel lobby it is also the place where breakfast is taken. This large bright room has lots of natural light and is a really nice place to be and was developed with real love and attention – e.g. it was built on the site of an orchard so the wood from the trees in the orchard are used in the beams on the ceiling – love things like this. I had dinner there and it was amazing. Great service, excellent food with a wide range of option on the menu. Loved it.

This restaurant can also be used for your group's lunches and they can be seated in semi private sections.

East Midlands Conference Centre Meeting Rooms

All these meeting rooms are located in the conference centre which is 10 yards from the entrance to the hotel across a short walkway, so your group could easily use a combination of both sets of meeting rooms without them seeming like they are in separate places. Although if you do prefer, it also has it own main entrance with a large lobby area, perfect for your registration desk.

Like the Orchard Hotel meeting rooms, in each space, you’ll find smart intuitive technology with super fast Wi-Fi, plus a dedicated events team. It’s also worth pointing out that the venue has won awards - it was voted as Best Auditorium in the CHS 2017 Awards

Banqueting Suite

Situated on the ground floor this room was a fantastic space – a very flexible blank canvas, complete with the option for lots of staging, splitting into two (still large) rooms or even getting a car in for a launch or something similar. Perfect for large banqueting events, large conferences, car launches etc. Very high celling with lots of lighting options / opportunities. The venue also own a cherry picker for rigging etc. A great room – very flexible.

Banqueting Suite – in full

Natural light: Yes

Size: 670 Sq.M

Theatre: 850

Cabaret: 360

Classroom: 280

Dinner: 588

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Banqueting Suite – Hall A

Natural light: Yes

Size: 333 Sq.M

Theatre: 400

Cabaret: 150

Classroom: 140

Dinner: 252

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Banqueting Suite – Hall B

Natural light: Yes

Size: 334 Sq.M

Theatre: 400

Cabaret: 150

Classroom: 140

Dinner: 252

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Theatre

Located on the ground floor this theatre is another brilliant option that this fantastic venue has up its sleeve. It has tiered seating that can also be retracted away to give a lot of floor space should your meeting require it. There is also plenty of floor space in front of the tiered seats for additional seating, making it a very flexible space. It also has a very large screen making it ideal for things like product launches, seminars, etc

Natural light: Yes

Size: 296 Sq.M

Theatre: 661 (441 tiered & 220 on floor)

Cabaret: 150 (with seats retracted away)

Dinner: 252

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and large screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Atrium

The atrium is situated on the ground floor and is very bright and airy – a really nice space for catering, exhibition stands and also as a meeting room in its own right, although it is overlooked by a balcony.

Natural light: Yes

Size: 212 Sq.M

Theatre: 80

Cabaret: 50

Dinner: 96

Stannding buffet: 200

Exhibition: 13 stands

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Gallery Rooms

Situated on the first floor this combination of rooms overlook the atrium. This is another self contained set of rooms that can either be used as one or split into three separate rooms. Excellent for a drinks reception, small group dinner, green room or secure room as it has its own bathrooms and emergency exits etc.

Gallery Rooms - combined

Natural light: Yes

Size: 151 Sq.M

Theatre: 90

Dinner: 84

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – sound and screen / projector – ceiling mounted

Gallery 1

Natural light: Yes

Size: 77 Sq.M

Theatre: 50

Cabaret: 30

Boardroom: 20

U-shape: 20

Dinner: 36

Location: First floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen & projector

Gallery 2

Natural light: Yes

Size: 53 Sq.M

Theatre: 50

Cabaret: 30

Boardroom: 20

U-shape: 20

Dinner: 36

Location: First floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen & projector

Gallery 3

Natural light: Yes

Size: 22 Sq.M

Theatre: 15

Boardroom: 10

U-shape: 10

Dinner: 12

Location: First floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen & projector

Meeting Rooms 1-4

Situated on the ground floor, rooms 1, 2, 3, & 4 can each be used as one large space or split into separate smaller rooms all with their own entrances and AV etc. Perfect for use as a small conference rooms, green rooms or for breakouts etc. The concourse outside rooms 1 & 2 also lends itself really well being a home for exhibition stands too, where 15 x 3m stands could fit or a standing buffet for 300..

Room 1 combined

Natural light: Yes

Size: 77 Sq.M

Theatre: 100

Cabaret: 50

Boardroom: 36

U-shape: 36

Dinner: 50

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 1A

Natural light: Yes

Size: 36 Sq.M

Theatre: 40

Cabaret: 20

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 1B

Natural light: Yes

Size: 20 Sq.M

Theatre: 15

Cabaret: n/a

Boardroom: 12

U-shape: 12

Dinner: 12

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 1C

Natural light: Yes

Size: 21 Sq.M

Theatre: 25

Cabaret: 10

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 2 combined

Natural light: Yes

Size: 76 Sq.M

Theatre: 100

Cabaret: 50

Boardroom: 36

U-shape: 36

Dinner: 50

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 2A

Natural light: Yes

Size: 23 Sq.M

Theatre: 40

Cabaret: 20

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 2B

Natural light: Yes

Size: 19 Sq.M

Theatre: 15

Cabaret: n/a

Boardroom: 12

U-shape: 12

Dinner: 12

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 2C

Natural light: Yes

Size: 35 Sq.M

Theatre: 25

Cabaret: 10

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 3 combined

Natural light: Yes

Size: 96 Sq.M

Theatre: 120

Cabaret: 50

Boardroom: 46

U-shape: 46

Dinner: 50

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 3A

Natural light: Yes

Size: 36 Sq.M

Theatre: 45

Cabaret: 20

Boardroom: 20

U-shape: 20

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 3B

Natural light: Yes

Size: 29 Sq.M

Theatre:20

Cabaret: n/a

Boardroom: 12

U-shape: 12

Dinner: 12

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 3C

Natural light: Yes

Size: 31 Sq.M

Theatre: 45

Cabaret: 20

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 24

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 4 combined

Natural light: Yes

Size: 70 Sq.M

Theatre: 80

Cabaret: 30

Boardroom:24

U-shape: 24

Dinner: 30

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 4A

Natural light: Yes

Size: 35 Sq.M

Theatre: 40

Cabaret: 10

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 12

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Room 4B

Natural light: Yes

Size: 35 Sq.M

Theatre: 40

Cabaret: 10

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 16

Dinner: 12

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – screen and projector

Orchard Hotel Meeting Rooms

All these meeting rooms are located in the main Orchard Hotel

Russet

Situated on the ground floor of the hotel this small room has natural daylight and is perfect to use as a breakout room, small boardroom meetings etc

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 12

Boardroom: 10

U-shape: 6

Dinner: 20

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – Plasma TV

Worcester

This room also has natural daylight and can either be used as one medium sized room or two smaller rooms. Ideal to use for small conferences, private dining or for breakout rooms etc

Worcester A & B combined

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 50

Cabaret: 30

Boardroom: 20

U-shape: 22

Dinner: 40

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – Plasma TV

Worcester A

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 20

Cabaret:: 10

Boardroom:10

U-shape: 10

Dinner: 20

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – Plasma TV

Worcester B

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 20

Cabaret:: 10

Boardroom:10

U-shape: 10

Dinner: 20

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – Plasma TV

Discovery

This small room is similar in size to the Russet room – located on the ground floor it is perfect for a breakout room or small boardroom meeting.

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 40

Cabaret:18

Boardroom: 16

U-shape: 12

Dinner: 30

Location: Ground floor

AV Equipment included: Yes – Plasma TV

Executive Lounge

This is a nice room - located on the fourth floor it benefits from lots of natural light, and its own private terrace for coffee break etc. Ideal for boardroom meetings, product launches, drinks receptions, private dinners etc.

Natural light: Yes

Theatre: 15

Cabaret:

Boardroom: 12

U-shape: 10

Dinner: 20

Location: 4th floor

AV Equipment included: Yes