p Where will I be staying /p
p The Conference Park Hotel is within the venuebirmingham portfolio and offers a spot-on location, at the historic University of Birmingham. It s based just minutes away from campus making it a brilliant base for business-goers. An added bonus is that it s set within pretty greenery, so you can squeeze in some relaxation too. /p
p The room chronicles /p
p Rooms are cosy and comfortable, giving you all the essentials you need for a good night s sleep. There s free Wi-fi, a flat screen TV and other facilities for you to appreciate a home away from home. /p
p This hotel s great because /p
p It s part of the venuebirmingham package meaning if you wanted to book a room for a business event the world s your oyster. You can also take advantage of other facilities whether it s an event, or simply a nosey around the beautiful buildings and architecture. As a guest, you ll also receive a free gym membership pass at the Munrow Sports Centre, just a 10-minute walk away. /p
p Wining and dining /p
p You re a nifty 5 minutes-drive away from Birmingham City Centre, where you ll be in foodie heaven with the choice of restaurants, cafes and other eateries. Whether it s casual or posh dining you re after - there s plenty of choice for all you hungry hippos. /p
p Exploring the neighbourhood /p
p As above, you re a stone s throw away from the hustle and bustle of city centre Birmingham which is jam-packed with shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and more. Even more close to home are art exhibitions at the much-admired Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and peaceful walks in the grounds.
The University has its own train station within campus to help you get around, and Birmingham airport and the NEC are just 30 minutes out. /p
p In a nutshell: For business and pleasure /p
Travelling by car: Approaching from the NW or WE or SE along the M6, leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M).
At the end of the motorway, keep to the right (signposted South West M5) go over the flyover, then through three underpasses to join the A38 (Bristol Road).
Proceed through the next two main traffic signals and at the end of a short length of dual carriageway (approximately 1/2 mile) turn right into Edgbaston Park Road.
The University of Birmingham Conference Park is approximately 1/4 mile along Edgbaston Park Road.
Look for the Lucas House and Hornton Grange signs.Approaching from the SW, leave the M5 at Junction 4 (signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38 (Bristol Road).
Proceed about six miles towards the city centre.
After passing the University main gates, take the first turning left into Edgbaston Park Road. N.B The Main Reception for Residential guests is at Lucas House.
You can check in from 14:00. You need to check out by 10:00.