The Grand Brighton

Over 150 years old and still impressing guests and delegates to this day, the Grand Brighton brings a classical elegance to the Brighton seafront, with glorious views out over the English Channel, and stunning event spaces on the inside, this is an unforgettable venue that has been ahead of the curve through its long and storied history.

This stunning hotel boasts 204 beautifully designed rooms over 7 floors. Many of these rooms have been recently updated and wow… were we blown away with these amazing spaces, the gorgeous elegance of decades past had been restored in these rooms, without any cut corners, they felt ultra-stylish, ultra-luxury and ultra-impressive.

The Grand also boasts six stunning meeting spaces that really blew the socks off, they’re all laced with incredible historical touches and never fail to impress from smaller intimate working spaces - to the UK’s biggest sea facing conference space… and more!

Address: The Grand Brighton, 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW
Conference Sales Contact:
Maisie Phillips
07930 339 485
Distance from nearest airport: 35 minutes- Gatwick Airport- 29 miles
Distance from nearest railway station: 7 minutes car- 0.8 miles
Parking: First come first served, 40 spaces, valet car parking

Number of bedrooms: 204 beautifully designed bedrooms stretched over 7 floors.
From classic inland double rooms to superior king views and suites with balconies all the way up to the Grand Suites on the 7th floor

The walk-in experience at The Grand Brighton is one of a kind. The Grandeur - no pun intended - and the scale of this place is magnificent. You feel the class as you entered the lobby, adorned with marble pillars and amazing detailed furnishings. For instance the stairway is absolutely GLORIOUS! To describe it won't do it justice but it's mind blowingly beautiful!

There’s a knowing nod to decades gone by here without losing any of the quality of the modern hotel experience, the Grand Brighton have, throughout their entire history, been ahead of the curve, being the first hotel outside of London to install lifts - or as they were called then “vertical omnibuses”.

The staff were incredible - we were checked in with ease. There was a lovely, friendly vibe to every member of staff here - who genuinely seemed to not just enjoy their job, but also to be proud of this amazing venue.

Next, we have to talk about the incredible rooms and investment here at The Grand. We got a sneak preview of this as were in a new feature Junior Suite that was facing the sea. In a word - seriously - perfection.. We’d go as far as to say it was one of the nicest hotel rooms we have stayed in for a long, long time. Wow. This is a tastefully, immaculately crafted space with top class décor and styling was top class. The room also boasted a large, spacious bathroom with a separate bath and shower.

The room’s true showstopper was the gloriously huge balcony, overlooking the sea, right in the middle of the hotel – wow! When we stayed at the grand - it was a brooding, stormy night when we visited and while The Grand definitely shines in the sunlight, it still brought the venue to life on that stormy night too. We watched the lightning out of the window against the sea! An unforgettable evening.

The venue has excellent travel links too. Despite being a gem on the quiet and beautiful Brighton seaside, it’s only a 30 minute direct train to London Gatwick - and a 45 minute drive - there’s also fantastic links to London city centre, with direct trains getting you straight into the heart of England’s capital city in exactly an hour.

From the Lobby, you’re footsteps away from the unbelievable Cyan restaurant, an amazing dining facility that focuses on classic British food. It’s known locally for its fantastic takes on quintessential seafood and Sunday roast dishes with an inventive “The Grand '' twist.

Next to the Cyan is the Victoria Lounge and Bar which specialises in coffee and cocktails. We found this an amazing spot to unwind and enjoy some locally sourced gems, afternoon tea on the Victoria Terrace. Wow.

Our meal here during our stay was 10/10 – simple as that. We had some of the nicest artisan butter and bread we’ve ever tasted (honestly!), followed by an amazing fillet steak. There was a huge number of locally caught fish and seafood options too – which all looked equally stunning, we’re just gutted we couldn’t try it all! They also had specially designed menus with the finest locally sourced ingredients so you can choose the perfect food for your event - we loved all of the touches around The Grand’s fantastic catering facilities.

There was a lovely atmosphere in there and a view to die for being situated right on the front of the hotel overlooking the sea. This spot is packed every week and booked out months in advance for a Sunday roast so make sure you book early. Private dining is also available, when chatting to the team we loved the array of style of dining events they catered for, from intimate birthday parties to grand charity galas.

The amazing facilities at The Grand don’t stop there either. The events team here were always on hand when it came to team building activities and have plenty available to offer, from beach volleyball to fun at the Palace Pier. Another option was the nearby i360 viewing tower which the hotel could arrange for groups to scale and see the amazing sights of the English coastline.

Time for the meeting space highlights - this was hard to pick just three out of the six on offer here. There’s an amazing array of packages available here and a great flexibility about this place that you might not expect from a venue with such a rich history.

Meeting Space Highlight: Empress Suite

The Empress suite is the meeting space discussed earlier - the largest sea facing event space in the country. This is the largest space available at the grand - with high ceilings and lovely wood detailing adoring the doorways and windows, this subtle flexible space is really versatile and has some fantastic AV equipment for elaborate sound and light setups. This is a really good space for banqueting, conferences awards and more. It also impressed us with its offshoot spaces between a Private entrance, foyer, crush hall, private bathrooms, cloakroom, and street loading - there was so much to like about this grand - pun intended this time - space that could also be broken up into 4 separate rooms!

Ground floor, Natural light: Yes.
Reception: 1100
Theatre: 900
Cabaret: 400
Dinner: 600
AV Equipment included: Yes, but due to size client usually brings in AV.


Meeting Space Highlight: Regent Room

If the Empress Suite was a sweeping space that boasted tonnes of natural light, the Regent Room is different in every way - and we loved it. Intimate, gothic and with incredible intricate detailing - this room used to be the Hotel’s private library and has a real air of class about it. It’s best suited to private dining (take advantage of those amazing aforementioned custom private menus) and smaller meetings.

Natural light: No
Reception: 100~
Theatre: 80
Cabaret: 40
Dinner: 60
AV Equipment included: Yes.


Meeting Space Highlight: The Consort room

Finally, we have The Consort room, this was another amazing space that epitomised the hole hotels vibe for us. A regal style long room for board meetings and presentations, there was just a masterclass in elegant stylings that brought in all the history, without feeling dated at all. Our hat goes off to the team here who have masterfully crafted a unique style that you can feel through every corridor and meeting space!

Natural Light: Yes
Theatre: 80
Cabaret: 40
Dinner: 60
AV Equipment included: Yes.



So that concludes our amazing showcase of The Grand Brighton, we hope you see what we see in this incredible historic venue. We’re living proof that this venue has been wowing guests for decades and decades and decades and will continue to as they invest in their rooms to meet the incredible standards they’ve set for so long. What a hotel, what a location! This is the perfect spot for your next event down south!