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Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel

Overall, this is a very stylish hotel and one that you should definitely consider for large and small meetings alike. From its large Gallery rooms for 1,500 people with its own entrance at the side of the hotel, right down to its tech savvy boardrooms for 8 people – you will find the perfect meeting room for your group. The spa is fantastic and the food is out of this world with lots of options. Believe me when I say that this is a really great hotel that just happens to be at the airport, although you won’t actually realise you’re at Heathrow whilst you’re here. I seriously can’t wait to bring a group here and I’ve already put an enquiry in for a meeting in 2019. But don’t just take my word for it though – call Vanessa for a show around, you’ll really love the place.

Super stylish hotel set in 13 acres of landscaped grounds, located 5 minutes from Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport & 20 minutes from central London. Masses of parking and fabulous meeting rooms of all sizes, makes this hotel a superb option not only when your client asks for an airport hotel, but also as a destination in its own right. It's really that good.

Address: Poyle Road, Colnbrook, SL3 0FF

Website: www.hilton.com/heathrowT5

Conference Sales Contact: Vanessa Roe – Director of Sales & Marketing

Tel: +44 (0)1753 766500 or +44 (0)7714 305294

Email: van[email protected]

Distance & time from nearest airport: 1 mile or 5 minutes by car or on the airport Hotel Hoppa bus service which runs to / from terminal 4 & 5 approximately every 30 minutes

Distance & time from nearest train station: 1 mile or 5 minutes to Terminal 5 Tube station. 2.5 miles or less than 10 minutes to Wraysbury overground station

Distance & time from nearest motorway: 2 minutes from the M25

Official star rating: 4 star

First impression: From the moment you enter the large car park, the first thing that strikes you is how private the property is. Even though it’s an airport hotel, it's very quiet, very private and the place feels special. Then when you enter the huge & spacious lobby, you know you're in somewhere really stylish. I was very impressed from the moment I walked in – it’s very clear that this is a premium property. The front of house staff are very friendly and welcoming behind the large reception desk. This also included the warm welcome I received from the door man outside the hotel - 10/10

Parking: 486 with some spaces under cover. There is a charge of £16 per day but this is reduced if you are at a conference here.

Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel: Directly outside the front entrance. Benefits from having a roof so good for inclement weather too. No problems forseen boarding a coach here.

Lobby: In a word. Massive! I love this space. Super spacious, with masses of room to host the large reception desk, the fab Musetti’s Coffee Shop, the relaxed River Bar, with lots of sofas and places to catch up on some work. Also in the lobby area is the stylish mezzanine floor, which boasts the one rosette Gallery restaurant and their signature restaurant, the two rosette 'Mr Todiwala's Kitchen'.

Bedrooms: I stayed in an executive room which was really nice and contemporary. Like all other bedrooms in the hotel, is was very spacious, with a large desk containing multiple plug sockets and inputs for the large wall mounted TV. The bathroom was really nice, very stylish with a separate shower and lots of room. Perfect!

Wi-fi: The wi-fi was free, fast and very easy to log into with no password or anything required

Business Centre: Yes, 24 hour – located on the ground floor

Number of floors: 5 (including the mezzanine)

Number of bedrooms: 350 including 3 suites

Fitness gym: Yes, 24 hour gym - really well laid out with plenty of cardio machines and free weights

Spa: Yes, the excellent Imagine Spa which includes with Hydrotherapy pool, 8 treatment rooms, steam room, sauna & mineral grotto

Swimming Pool: No but there is a hydrotherapy pool

Outdoor Space: There is a gorgeous copse immediately behind the hotel called Pippin Woods which the hotel plan to use for outdoor events / drinks receptions / barbeques in 2018 – watch this space!

RESTAURANTS & BARS

There are five food & drink locations in the Hilton: Musetti’s Coffee Shop, The River Bar, The Gallery Restaurant & Bar and Mr Todiwala's Kitchen.

** Musetti’s Coffee Shop serving fabulous coffee and numerous sandwiches and light meals

** The River Bar serving drinks with a fab bar menu.

** The Gallery Bar & Restaurant is a one rosette restaurant serving traditional and contemporary British specialties.

** Mr Todiwala's Kitchen - complete with large carved elephant Roy in the middle of the room and a Goan inspired menu. This is where I had dinner and it was amazing, as you would expect for a two rosette restaurant. I opted for 'Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen Menu and it was out of this world. Various small plates and starters to begin with followed by super tasty small meat curries for the main - and finished off with a selection of small desserts. Highly recommended - the food was delicious and recommended for a high end dinner for senior board members etc!

This is where the Hilton really comes into its own. The 14 meeting rooms here are fantastic, particularly for large meetings. The six gallery rooms on the mezzanine floor can host huge numbers (up to 1,500 when combined as one room) are large, excellently laid out and very flexible. The hotel also caters for smaller board room type meetings with its 'Spice Trail' rooms, which work really well as standalone rooms or as part of a breakout session.

And if you need any additional break out space, the hotel has flexibility to transform the River Bar, Gallery Bar, Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen and the spa into breakout rooms for up to 100 Theatre Style.

Meeting room name: Gallery Rooms

Gallery 1-4 are These four identical rooms which are really good for meetings of any size or description. Flexibility is the key here as you can use any combination of all four rooms to work for you. So, if you also tag on the additional Gallery rooms 5 & 6, it will give you a room that can accommodate 1,500 delegates in theatre style.

They also have built in screens and projectors giving you lots of options in terms of the layout. You can even move the chandeliers up and down depending on your requirements (I.e. for a dinner you would lower them down).

There is a massive loading bay which can also deliver a car into the room – wow! What's not to love? These rooms are perfect for large conferences, association meetings, dinners – you name it!! Especially with the huge pre-function area which runs the full length of the meetings rooms, with masses of natural light – perfect to use as an exhibition area and for coffee breaks and lunches.

Its also worth pointing out that the Gallery rooms have their own private entrance at the side of the hotel, which leads to its own large & stylish registration area. There is also an organiser’s office and decent sized built in cloakroom here. They literally have thought of everything that you might need.

Gallery Rooms 1-6 combined

Natural light: No, apart from Gallery 6

Size: 840 Sq.M

Theatre: Combined: 1,500

Classroom: Combined: 430

Cabaret: Combined: 480 (in tables of 8)

Dinner: Combined: 816 (in tables of 12)

Location: Mezzanine floor

AV Equipment included: Yes, built in screens and ceiling mounted projectors, with lots of flexibility, PA system

Gallery Rooms 1, 2,3 & 4 individually

Natural light: No

Size: 840 Sq.M

Theatre: 180 in each

Classroom: 72 in each

Cabaret: 80 in each (in tables of 8)

Dinner: 44 in each (in tables of 12)

Location: Mezzanine floor

AV Equipment included: Yes, built in screens and ceiling mounted projectors, with lots of flexibility, PA system

Gallery Rooms 5 & 6 individually

Size: 840 Sq.M

Theatre: 100 in each

Classroom: 36 in each

Cabaret: 48 in each (in tables of 8)

Dinner: 96 in each (in tables of 12)

Location: Mezzanine floor

AV Equipment included: Yes, built in screens and ceiling mounted projectors, with lots of flexibility, PA system

Anise & Cinnamon Boardrooms

The Anise & the Cinnamon Boardrooms (located next door to each other) are both part of the ‘Spice Trail’ meeting rooms located on the ground floor. These rooms share ‘The Bay’ breakout area for coffee breaks, lunches, etc. Both of these rooms come with hot & cold drinks in the room, natural daylight and a built in 65” LCD screen. All delegates will benefit from their own power sockets round the table and there is also a Nobo Kapture digital flipchart in each room as well – perfect for sharing and capturing information. Both these rooms are perfect for senior boardroom meetings or breakout rooms as part of a larger conference.

Anise Boardroom

Natural light: Yes

Size: 56 Sq.M

Boardroom:18

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: 65” LCD screen, power sockets for everyone & Nobo Kapture digital flipcharts.

Cinnamon Boardroom

Natural light: Yes

Size: 47 Sq.M

Boardroom: 17

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: 65” LCD screen, power sockets for everyone & Nobo Kapture digital flipcharts.

Jasmine & Juniper Rooms

These rooms are located next to each other and are both part of the ‘Spice Trail’ meeting rooms located on the ground floor. These rooms share ‘The Bay’ breakout area for coffee breaks, lunches, etc. Both of these rooms come with an integrated LCD screen, hot & cold drinks and masses of natural light. Both these rooms are perfect for small get togethers or breakout rooms as part of a larger conference.

Natural light: Yes

Size: 23 Sq.M

Boardroom:8

Theatre Style: 10

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: LCD screen, power sockets for everyone & NBO Kapture digital flipcharts.

Saffron, Tamarind & Wasabi Rooms

These rooms are located next to each other and are also part of the ‘Spice Trail’ meeting rooms located on the ground floor. These rooms share ‘The Bay’ breakout area for coffee breaks, lunches, etc. These can be combined to a larger room to accommodate 75 Theatre Style.

All three of these rooms come with an integrated LCD screen, hot & cold drinks and masses of natural light. Both these rooms are perfect for small get togethers or breakout rooms as part of a larger conference.

Saffron, Tamarind & Wasabi individually:

Natural light: Yes

Size: 34 Sq.M

Boardroom:12

Theatre Style: 18

U-shape: 14

Classroom: 14

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: LCD screen, power sockets for everyone & NBO Kapture digital flipcharts.

Saffron, Tamarind & Wasabi combined: Wasabi Suite

These rooms can be combined / divided in various configurations with the largest (all three rooms) being:

Natural light: Yes

Size: 99 Sq.M

Boardroom:42

Theatre Style: 75

U-shape: 44

Classroom: 42

Cabaret: 30

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: LCD screen, power sockets for everyone & NBO Kapture digital flipcharts.