Where to go for lunch meetings in London

Striking the balance between a great dining experience and a suitably corporate meeting environment can be difficult, if you’re wondering where to go for lunch meetings in London then we’ve got it covered:

Sea Containers @ Mondrian London

Morgan hotel group’s latest property ‘Mondrian London’ is located within Sea Containers House near Blackfriars bridge. The hotel’s restaurant is a fresh, modern space with large windows offering street level views of the River Thames.

The Effective Event Solutions team think this is a great lunch meeting location, as it is relatively quiet mid-week you can chose between the Thames path window seats flooded with light (perfect for pouring over design sheets before your food arrives) or the welcoming round booths (great for small round table discussions).

The Cinnamon Club @ Old Westminster Library

On old Westminster favourite underwent a subtle renovation recently, it’s high ceilings and lovingly restored original features welcome guests into the heart of the Grade II listed building.

The tables are well spaced, so even on a busy day you won’t feel any prying eyes (or ears) from your neighbouring diners.

A creative menu, features contemporary takes on Indian cuisine with enough variety to suit spice-lovers and loathers alike.

Beijing at Chinese New Year

China is a fascinating destination; a huge country with a vast choice of captivating cities for international events & incentive travel. You may have experienced the annual celebrations here but trust us, London has nothing on Beijing at Chinese New Year!

Where to stay: Ritz Carlton Beijing

Situated amongst high-end shopping outlets and the financial hub of Beijing, the Ritz Carlton is a peaceful haven at New Year. With luxurious surroundings, attentive service and world-class restaurants and bars, this hotel is an utter delight!

Featuring 305 luxury rooms & suites, the hotel is well positioned to serve incentive groups of all sizes, alongside over 1,000 square metres of stylish meeting space for a variety of events.

What to see: Beijing Chinese New Year

You’ll hear the fireworks before you see them, celebrations start early with the noise thought to ward off evil spirits. The celebrations continue well into the night so Ritz Carlton Beijing’s location, just out of the city centre, offers the perfect vantage to enjoy a view of the fireworks without disturbing your sleep too much!

Beijing’s many parks & temples put on Spring Festivals, these fairs offer authentic Chinese crafts and local entertainment on stage (including traditional dragon dances of course!). A great way to experience the celebrations and see the beautiful Chinese New Year decorations.

No event in Beijing would be complete without a trip to see the Great Wall of China and Chinese New Year is a brilliant time to go. New Year is a deeply family based event, many of the city’s population head home and as such it is comparably quiet to the usual hub-bub of action.

If you’d like to find out more about holding events in China, drop us an email Sales@EffectiveEventSolutions.com

San Francisco’s Best Hotels

Whether it’s the Californian sun, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or even the intrigue of Alcatraz that brings you to San Francisco, choosing where to stay from the vast array of hotels may seem tricky …

From trendy Union Square to the creative Mission District, this vibrant city has many diverse neighbourhoods with something to suit everyone. But how do first-timers know where to pick? The Effective Travel Solutions team think Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s best hotels!

Located just a block from famous Fisherman’s Wharf (some of the best & freshest seafood in town!) and a short stroll from famous Pier 39 (great for souvenir shoppers), Hyatt is the perfect base from which to explore the city.

Boasting 316 guestrooms, complimentary WiFi and 19,000 square feet of function space, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s best hotels for groups and events too.

Incentive groups can enjoy a ride on the old Powell & Mason cable car line which begins just behind Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf hotel or take a trip west to the vast and breathtaking Golden Gate Park. With the wine regions of Sonoma and Napa Valley just a short trip over the Golden Gate Bridge too!

Conference groups could use Hyatt’s extensive, modern meeting space and conclude with a unique Gala Dinner experience on the unforgettable Alcatraz Island – complete with prison bus transfers – find out more about a dinner Effective Event Solutions held in the old federal prison and check out the photos on facebook.

For more information about San Francisco or to enquire about holding your next meeting at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, drop us a line Sales@EffectiveTravelSolutions.com