The aesthetic aspect of the meeting space is one crucial element that often overlooked by meeting planners. While emphasising other aspects such as location and rates, many planners take on the easy way by choosing a plain meeting room or booking a recurrent venue for any type of meetings. And that habit could take a bad tool on the mood of participants and kill the productivity that the meeting plans to achieve. If you're looking for a specific meeting room in London then it is very likely that we already have it.
An ideal meeting space should be inspiring and provoke progressive thinkings. Studies have shown that room colour and interiors have significant effects on our creativity, concentration, as well as boost cognition and counteract relaxation and openness. Today, we look at five meeting spaces in London that not only charm meeting guests by their aesthetic design but also provide great meeting services to pamper your senses.
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The Lancaster Room at The Savoy, London
With 476 square meters of total event space, the Lancaster Room is the largest room in the collection of 15 marvellous meeting spaces in the Savoy London. A true gem of open meeting spaces, it is perfect to host large events, big conferences, or celebrations. Named after the Duchy of Lancaster and designed by the acclaimed French architect Rene Sergeant, the Lancaster Room embraces the Edwardian style with high ceiling, prevailing painting of turquoise and white colour, and a totally open space with no obscuring pillars but one centre stage. The room can comfortably accommodate up to 800 guests in a free-form cocktail party or 500 guests in a theatre setup. Since its open, the Lancaster Room has hosted many royal events and welcomed many world's famous celebrities, such as actress Marilyn Monroe and the world acclaimed ballerina Anna Pavlova among the rest. In special occasions, the Lancaster Room can join with the adjoining Parlour Room to create a much larger space.
The Lancaster Room is the trade mark meeting space of the Savoy Hotel. Located in the heart of London between the City and Westminster, the hotel is close to Cover Garden and the West End. For so long, the Savoy has long been known as "London's most famous hotel" thanks to its alluring style and courteous services. The hotel's interior is a mixture of both the classical Edwardian style on the river side and the contemporary Art Deco on the Strand side. Two iconic venues that reflect these polarising styles are the American Bar and the Thames Foyer. First opened in 1983, the American Bar is one of the most iconic cocktail bars in the world. With its Art Deco motif and elegant vintage decor, the American Bar boasts an impeccable pedigree. On the other hand, the Edwardian Thames Foyer brings guests back in time to the glorious Victorian's era. The stunning glass dome provides plenty of natural light to shine on the winter garden gazebo in the middle. Meeting guests can enjoy teas and pastries while being serenaded by a pianist as a part of the Thames Foyer Afternoon Tea, an enduring custom in the Savoy. Other remarkable venues include the Art Deco Beaufort Bar, and the revamped Savoy Grill, headed by the legendary chef Gordon Ramsay.
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THE WILLIAM KENT ROOM at the Ritz London
The William Kent Room is located in the William Kent House and next to the William Kent Garden. As the most opulent meeting room in the House, the William Kent Room is reminiscent of a typical Italian Renaissance room with a 5-metre height coved ceiling, one hanging golden chandelier; big windows offer stunning views of the William Kent Garden, and a total meeting space of 49.14 square meters. The room is perfect for many types of meeting in different settings; for example, it can accommodate up to 26 guests in a boardroom style or 60 guests in a standing reception. The room's interior has been taken care of into a tee, with the predominant red colour to bring out the opulent feel but still providing an intimate atmosphere for a private dinner. In any way, a meeting in the William Kent Room makes for a truly magnificent experience.
The William Kent Room at the Ritz London (Image Credits: The Ritz London)
The William Kent House is the meeting site of the luxurious The Ritz London. Located in the chic grandeur of central Mayfair and overlooks the splendid Green Park, The Ritz London is well known as one of the most finest hotels in London thanks to its seamless services, superb location, and lavish decoration. Other perks of the hotel include a theatrical Afternoon experience, a Michelin-star restaurant, and a beauty salon.
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The Grand Ballroom in The Langham London
The lavish Grand Ballroom is the biggest and the most glamorous meeting space in the historic Langham London. Originally the hotel's dining room, the Grand Ballroom has been restored to accommodate the contemporary design while still maintaining its original Renaissance style to echo its rich heritage. Authentic features have been preserved including the pillars and the sparkling chandeliers. The room has plenty of light thanks to the combination of cream, green, and gold colour; while many big windows provide exceptional views to the stunning Rose Garden. The modern meeting equipment includes a state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, projector, and complimentary WiFi throughout the room. With the total meeting area of 364 square meters, the Grand Ballroom can host up to 375 guests in a free-form cocktail event or 275 guests in a theatre setup. No wonder it has been the favourite venues for many famous authors, artists, and royalty from England as well as around the world; including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and HRH Diana - Princess of Wales.
The Grand Ballroom at The Langham London (Credit Images: The Langham London)
While the Grand Ballroom carries its own glamorous history as a prominent meeting space, The Langham London is one of the most historic meeting venues in London. For so long, guests who have meetings in the Langham has been delight by the wonderful location, alluring decor, and attentive meeting services. One of the highlight features is the Art Deco Palm Court, which is adjacent to the lobby. The famous salon is where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 150 years ago, and still lives on today as the ‘Tiffin at The Langham’.
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Studio 2 at The London EDITION
Studio 2 meeting room reflects the aesthetic characteristic of the London Edition: simple, contemporary but still elegant. The room boasts a total of 90 square meters of flexible meeting space; which can accommodate 24 guests in a boardroom setup or 60 seats in a theatre style. Natural daylight is abundant thanks to big windows and warm colour painting. In addition, the room also features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, complimentary high-speed WiFi access, telephone conferencing, and 24-hour multilingual secretarial staff upon your request.
Studio 2 is one part of the elegant The London EDITION hotel. Established in September 2013, the hotel is one of the world acclaimed designer Ian Schrager's finest work, which centres the contemporary outlook of a boutique hotel while also featuring upscale elements such as roaring fireplaces, leather club chairs, and a huge chrome egg ceiling sculpture by Ingo Maurer. Step inside the hotel and guests have entered the spectacle that is Ian Schrager's world. Meeting guests can also enjoy a fine dining experience in the Berners Tavern owned by the Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. The marvellous dining room has an 18-foot stucco ceiling, two bronze chandeliers, and decorative walls with frame pictures. There’s also a subterranean fitness centre with the requisite machines and free weights, free wireless Internet and a nightclub.
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De Montfort Suite at the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
This 154-square-meter room is a fantastic venue for any sort of meeting from intimate private board meeting to filming or photographic shoots. Situated in the old Edwardian Council Room, the hotel's signature design suite has a triple height ceiling, enormous arched windows containing stained glass panels and plaster statues designed by the artist Henry Poole. With a total open meeting space, the De Montfort Suite can accommodate 70 guests in a theatre style and 100 guests in a standing reception setup. Besides, the Suite has its own kitchen, ideally for private dinners.
Located on the Patriot Square in London’s East End, the Town Hall's Hotel and Apartment provides inspirational spaces for unique events and meetings. The original architecture of the old civic headquarters has been preserved, but the building was renovated to have a more contemporary look. The building has two parts – the original 1909 town hall facing Cambridge Heath Road, and a 1936 art deco extension complete with the original council chambers. In the basement, there is a Roman-tiled wading pool and a small fitness centre. There is wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Meeting guests can also enjoy modern European foods at the Typing Room restaurant, where the famous chef Lee Westcott experiences his innovative dishes.
Fun fact: the Town Hall Hotel has featured in many films, dramas, reality shows, and music videos, from the classic such as Atonement, Snatch, Edge of Love, as well as the set of Masterchef.
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A meeting space doesn't have to be boring. It is the space where ideas are born and nurtured, issues are discussed, and decisions are made. That is why meeting planners must take extra attention to find a meeting space or venue that can bring the right atmosphere and increase the mood of the participants.
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