Conference and Banqueting Rooms in Hertfordshire
Hotel firm dating back to the 18th century offers two luxury options
In an age of hotel chains, it’s unusual and refreshing that a family run hotel company offers two fully featured hotels in Hertfordshire both offering full conference and banqueting facilities.
The Beales Group, involved in the hotel trade since the mid-1940s, own the West Lodge Park Hotel – a 58 room premises in Hadley Wood set in 35 acres of ground – and the 53 room Beales Hotel in Hatfield containing some 120 works of art created by students and staff at the nearby University of Hertfordshire.
Both hotels provide bar, restaurant, conference and banqueting facilities along with parking and charging for electric cars and a helipad in the case of the West Lodge Park Hotel.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Hertfordshire to hold a conference, banquet or generally stay for a few days the two Beale establishments have much to offer.
West Lodge Park, Hadley Wood
Situated in the pleasant area of Hadley Wood in North London, the West Lodge Park Hotel is less than 14 miles from central London by car yet within easy reach of the M25 motorway.
Thanks to its ideal location the hotel is very well placed to receive conference delegates whether coming by car, rail or air from the relatively close Heathrow, Stansted and Luton airports.
Conferences can be organised with the specialist hotel team to provide all that’s needed including food and beverages ranging from light refreshments to full meals along with facilities and equipment such as flip charts, screens and projectors, paper and pen, plenty of parking, free Wi-Fi and more.
If delegates are staying overnight or longer, there’s a wide choice of rooms are available from singles to smaller doubles and twins, executive and luxury bedrooms and the Hadley Suite that can sleep six.
There’s also a dog friendly room including direct access to a balcony and the hotel’s 35-acre grounds, and accessible bedrooms incorporating features such as wider opening doors and turning circles.
Arboretum – when guests or conference delegates feel like unwinding in the fresh air, they can take a look at the 800 plus species of trees in the hotel’s rolling 35 acres of grounds.
Dining – there’s plenty of choice from light lunches, afternoon teas and full dinner service in the hotel’s Mary Beale Restaurant and a choice of two private dining rooms for those requiring more privacy.
For a drink or two the terrace bar overlooks the hotel’s grounds.
Beales Hotel, Hatfield
With easy access to the A1(M) and M25 motorways, the Beales Hotel is just under 22 miles by car to central London.
The hotel’s location makes it an ideal conference venue thanks to its excellent road and rail links and relative closeness to three international airports; Heathrow, Stansted and Luton.
As with the West Lodge Park Hotel, the Beales offers various suitable conference rooms and packages including food and beverages up to and including lunch and dinner, suitable equipment and facilities such as screens, paper and pen, flip charts, free Wi-Fi and parking.
The conference team at the Beales can tailor a conference package based on your requirements.
Accommodation and other facilities
For those delegates staying for one night or more there’s a wide choice of room type from the 53 available including family suites, contemporary and executive rooms, luxury suites along with accessible rooms.
Dining and drinking is well looked after with the Outsidelin Restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. The TalkBar Lounge and Bar provides light meals along with a well-stocked bar throughout the day.
Both hotels offer facilities and catering for private events such as parties, wedding receptions and funeral gatherings and both open over Christmas and provide festive dining options and parties.
Recognition of top levels of service
The group has won various industry awards, among those most cherished by the company is the AA awarding four-star status to both of the Hertfordshire hotels and regular ‘Investors in People’ awards for their work in nurturing and developing their team of over 200 staff, some of whom have worked for the company for several years.
Successive generations of the Beale family have always had customer service very much in their blood; from running bakery shops restaurants in London in the late 18th century to turning the then modest West Lodge Park Hotel into a more fully featured establishment in 1958 before adding what is now the Beales Hotel in Hatfield in 1964, the family run business is fully committed to satisfying its clientele.