Belmond Le Manoir set to be an even bigger experience

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A new event conservatory is being built at the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire as the company reacts to demand for more ‘eventful’ business gatherings and travel experiences at luxury venues.

Belmond is updating business amenities and offering special group rates across its curated collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences.

As well as additions at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons a Highland Games experience is being organised on board luxury sleeper train, Belmond Royal Scotsman.

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The traditional conference room meeting is now a thing of the past, says Belmond, with companies increasingly seeking inspiring venues where employees can enjoy luxury services.

Located in some of the world’s most celebrated locations, Belmond’s collection offers outstanding venues and unrivalled expertise for every gathering, from grand conferences to intimate retreats.

Each Belmond hotel and train offers a range of authentic experiences that can easily be worked into a business trip itinerary, from team cookery classes to helicopter rides over spectacular landscapes.

Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has held two Michelin stars since 1985 and is one of the country’s most intimate and original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms.

Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, the 15th-century manor house boasts a range of event spaces and an acclaimed cookery school, making it the ultimate venue for an innovative corporate function.

Event hire at the hotel includes use of the Provençal-style reception room, secluded walled garden, dining room and brand new La Belle Époque Conservatory.

Blanc was involved in the design of this bright, open space overlooking the walled garden – a great spot for a game of croquet.

Hosting 15 to 50 guests, the conservatory is ideal for aperitifs and post-dinner drinks with its own private entrance, a bar and glass doors opening onto the lawn and terrace.

A dedicated events team can assist with bespoke furniture hire, music, lighting and entertainment, while Blanc and his Michelin starred chefs have created seasonal dishes, many using fresh produce from the hotel’s vegetable gardens.

Complimentary canapés, coffee and petits fours are provided and guests can select Champagne and wine from the extensive cellar with the Chief Sommelier.

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is offering groups a special rate in November 2014 from £495 per room, per night including breakfast.

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