This 12 year old business hotel in the centre of Milton Keynes, which has benefited from a £2.5m refurbishment of all bedrooms and public spaces, is the perfect place to hold medium-large conferences, dinner parties and awards. With the jewel in the crown being its fabulous Midsummer Hall catering for groups up to 400, there are plenty of reasons to consider this Milton Keynes venue for any conferences in the midlands
Address: Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP
Conference Sales Contact: Maxine Wright (Sales Manager)
Tel: +44 (0)1908 843731 or +44 (0)7717 494507
Distance & time from nearest airport:
Luton airport is located 26 miles away – 40 minutes by car
Heathrow airport is located 55 miles away – 60 minutes by car
Distance & time from nearest railway station:
Milton Keynes is a 10 minute walk from the hotel, and you can go directly to London Euston from there in around 40 minutes
Official star rating: 4 star
The Jurys Inn Milton Keynes is one of the largest hotels in the centre of Milton Keynes and has a lot to offer for conference organisers. When you walk into the lobby, first impressions are that it is a very stylish hotel, having benefitted from a £2.5m refurbishment of all the public areas and bedrooms.
All around the reception desk there are plenty of places to relax, meet people, do some work etc. They even have a work station for 6 people, complete with plug sockets and USB ports for you to base yourself and catch up on your emails etc. We loved this.
The hotel bar and restaurant are all just off the lobby and very easy to locate. For your groups, a registration desk can be set up in this area although most tend to use the first floor conference lobby, which is where the meeting and conference spaces are all conveniently located.
Access for delegates is really easy, with the hotel being less than a 10 minute walk to Milton Keynes railway station and the numerous large car parks surrounding the hotel.
Parking: Although there isn’t a dedicated car park at the hotel, there are numerous car parks surrounding the hotel less than a minute’s walk away. There is no charge to park in these car parks during the hours of 6pm to 7am, and then after 7am it costs 50p per hour, which is amazing value for city centre parking.
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel: Although there is space for a coach to pull up outside the hotel entrance, most tend to pull up on the bus lane of the road outside the hotel – from there it takes 10 seconds to get into the hotel.
Number of bedrooms: 279 bedrooms – Comprised of Standard, Superior and Executive rooms
Bedrooms: Spread over floors 2-10, the bedrooms have been renovated to a really good standard. They are a decent size and really nicely decorated. Majority of the bed stock are twins with a single and double bed, along with Family and Accessible rooms on every floor. Executive rooms have a super king sized bed, Sky TV, safe, fridge (with complimentary soft drinks and chocolate bars) and a large flat screen TV
Number of floors: 10
Business centre: No but there is a conference reception where you can get printing and photocopying if required.
Wi-fi: Yes – hi-speed wi-fi throughout the hotel. Excellent coverage everywhere during our trip/
Fitness gym: No
Spa & Swimming Pool: No
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The bar is located on the ground floor and is a really nice place with mixed seating, tall tables & stools as well as sofas and tables of different sizes. In here you can get all the usual alcoholic drinks as well as Costa coffee and an extensive choice of snacks and meals.
The restaurant can cater for 120 covers and is at the rear of the hotel but accessible directly from the reception area as well as the through The Bar. This is a really nice place for your groups to take lunch or dinner. Combinations of small and larger tables make it a really atmospheric place to eat. Breakfast is also taken here every day.
MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOMS
The Jurys Inn Milton Keynes has 13 dedicated meeting / conference rooms – all of which are conveniently located on the 1st floor of the hotel. Access to the 1st floor can be made via the stairs or any of the three lifts in the lobby.
Once on the first floor, it benefits from having a large conference lobby which is a fantastic place for your groups to take coffee breaks, small finger buffets and pre-dinner drinks. It is also regularly used for exhibition stands / table top exhibitions too.
Directly from the conference lobby, with its natural light, is the excellent 400 person Midsummer Hall as well as the other 12 meeting rooms which all go in a loop around it, making it an ideal venue for a medium sized residential conference with breakout sessions.
Meeting Space Highlight: Midsummer Hall
Without doubt, the jewel in the crown here is the fabulous Midsummer Hall. Located directly off the conference lobby on the 1st floor and giving excellent flexible options, this conference room is fantastic and a well-known space in the area. It can be split into 3 smaller rooms offering various configurations, but as one whole room it can cater for 400 pax in theatre style or 340 for a dinner dance, giving you the opportunity to hold larger events as required. It is perfect for awards, large conferences, dinner dances and much more.
Natural light: Yes
Size: 424 Sq.M
Location: 1st Floor
AV Equipment included: 8ft screen, projector and flip chart.
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The Jurys Inn Milton Keynes is an excellent city centre business hotel. Walking distance from the main train station and a superb central location, surrounded by branded bars and restaurants, means this venue is perfect access from all areas of the country and should definitely be considered for any midlands based conferences. The fab renovation of the bedrooms and public areas are excellent, and then there’s the superb Midsummer Hall with its 400 pax capacity. Definitely a venue to check out with lots to offer for your clients.