Eight Park Plaza hotels join MIA

Eight
Park Plaza Hotels have joined the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) as full
members, and each has been awarded Accredited In Meetings (AIM) at entry level.

The
properties, which all claim a strong conference product, are:

  • Park
    Plaza Victoria London
  • Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London
  • Park Plaza County
    Hall London
  • Park Plaza Riverbank London
  • Park Plaza Westminster
    Bridge London
  • Park Plaza Nottingham
  • Park Plaza Leeds
  • Park Plaza Cardiff

Director
of sales and revenue – UK, at
Park Plaza,
Manju Goel, says: “The MIA is the leading association for the meetings industry
in the UK and Ireland,
so it is natural for our properties that have the strongest meetings and
conference facilities to seek the benefits of membership.  We take pride
in the quality of our service offering and see the MIA’s AIM accreditation as a
key benefit; it’s a crucial stage in communicating quality and service
excellence to our target market.”

The
expansion of Park Plaza Hotels in the UK,
especially on London’s
Southbank, has been rapid. Park Plaza Riverbank London opened on the Southbank
in 2005, Park Plaza County Hall London in 2008 and Park Plaza Westminster
Bridge London will be opening early in 2010, meaning Park Plaza
will have 1,800 rooms on the Southbank and 51 meeting rooms.

GM
at the new Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Andrew Swindells tells conference-news that 25 new staff have
already been recruited, with 650 applicants turned up for the first recruitment
Open Day.

“We
have £12 million worth of space booked for 2010 and £30 million worth of
enquiries for the next three years.”

The
MIA will hold its AGM in London
25 January 2010. The meeting will be a short, sharp afternoon affair with a
networking element and is free to attend. The MIA says its annual
conference, which in recent years has followed the AGM, will not be held until
late spring or early summer.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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