Built on the site formerly occupied by the 18th century St Pauls Church, this 4-star hotel with its modern glass and stone façade is now the epitome of 21st century city centre architecture. With welcoming staff, flexible meeting rooms, a fabulous Spa and 169 bedrooms, it is also a superb, modern venue with a well-earned local reputation, where style and quality have been seamlessly combined.
Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JE
Conference Sales Contact:
Tel: +44 1142782000
Distance & time from nearest airport:
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is located just 24 miles away – 34 minutes by car
Manchester Airport is located 41 miles away – 1 hour 20 minutes by car
Leeds Bradford Airport is located 45 miles away – 1 hour 10 minutes by car
Distance & time from nearest railway station:
Sheffield Train Station is located just 0.4 miles away – 8 minutes’ walk
Official star rating: 4 Star
Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre and only 2 hours from London Euston is the Mercure Sheffield St Pauls Hotel & Spa. Surrounded by fantastic restaurants, its central location next to the Peace Gardens provides not only great dining opportunities but easy access for major transport links as well.
Stepping into the huge super bright lobby, you immediately notice the fantastic use of glass that gives you your first glimpse of the attached Winter Gardens where over 2,000 varieties of trees and plants are housed. What’s more, with the gardens being available for private hire the hotel is ideally suited for environmentally friendly events or drink receptions. The artwork and décor throughout the hotel continue this natural theme and yet remain in keeping with the modern feel of the place.
From reception, you can access one of the 11 meeting rooms that combine to make this Sheffield’s largest hotel-based conference and banqueting facility. Alternatively, you can choose to either make use of the fabulous outdoor terrace that would be perfect for drinks receptions or indulge yourself in any one of the spa’s fantastic treatments.
Parking: There were two city centre car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and both were able to be discounted by the hotel
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel:
It would need to pull-up outside the hotel, drop off and return as there is no waiting spaces immediately around the hotel.
Number of bedrooms: 169
All 169 bedrooms have a modern feel about them and are in line with the hotels 4-star standards, with satellite TV and air-conditioning throughout. A range of room types are on offer including: Classic Double or Twin and the super comfortable Privilege King Size Bedroom. There are also 2 Executive Suites and a further 8 Junior Suites available, with some of the suites enjoying fantastic views over the city thanks to panoramic windows.
Number of floors: 6 Floors
Business centre: No. But their team can take care of any photocopying or printing that you may need.
Wi-fi: Yes, all free and great access throughout the site.
Fitness gym: Yes, there is a large gym that is open to members as well as to hotel guests. A great range of machines are available, including cross-trainers, bikes and treadmills. This is definitely not your standard hotel gym – it was really good with lots of equipment and classes to take part in too.
Spa & Swimming Pool:
A fabulous, nicely lit, 18.2 metre pool available here, that is more than big enough to do some actual swimming – we found this so refreshing from the usual small dipping pool that is found in many hotels. Their thermal suite also includes a steam room, sauna and feature snail shower, with an ice cabin for those wishing to feel extra revitalised. Should the ice cabin not directly appeal to you, then you can always choose to indulge yourself in on one of the spa’s seven treatment rooms.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The Yard is the hotel’s restaurant and has capacity for 95 covers. With its curved steel and glass roof and full-length glass wall overlooking the Winter Gardens, it has a lovely contemporary feel about it. Breakfast can be taken here while it can also cater for lunches for large conferences as well. We really enjoyed the great food on offer and with the view of the gardens, you never would have guessed that you were in a city centre.
Located on the ground floor, the lovely and bright Champagne Bar is where you go for an after-dinner drink…or two. Tasty food can be also be had at this desirable meeting place while the entire venue is available for group hire.
Also, just off from the lobby is the terrace outside which is a fantastic location for outside drinks receptions etc in the warmer months. Overlooking the Peace Gardens, it is a really nice space.
MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOMS
As Sheffield’s largest hotel-based conference and banqueting facility, the hotel is able to accommodate a huge range of events for anything up to 550 guests at any single event. Ten meeting rooms are available that are spread over the ground and 2nd floors, with all of them being superbly designed in a contemporary style.
Meeting Rooms 1-6 are all located on the ground floor and can hold between 12-25 people as boardrooms, making them also great spaces for breakout rooms as well. All have natural light, with the exception of Meeting Room 6, whilst registration can be taken either in the City Suite Lobby or Main Lobby.
Situated on the lower mezzanine, the hotel’s Executive Boardroom can hold up to 35 people and would be ideal for keynote presentations, business launches or large board meetings. The remaining meeting spaces known as the City Suites, are the largest in the hotel and are all located on the 2nd floor – more on these below.
MEETING SPACE HIGHLIGHTS:
The City Suite is the largest room in the hotel and is a superbly flexible space that would be perfect for large meetings or conferences. Able to be split into three separate suites for up to 200 people each in theatre style, capacity can be increased up to 550 people when used as one.
Although there is no natural light, the room is well lit, with high ceilings throughout and a bar at one end. Discreet access is available via the loading bay for VIP’s etc. while access is also suitable for AV equipment or even for a car to load straight in from the underground car park.
Prior to entering the City Suite, there is a super, fully furnished Pre-Function Room available for use throughout your events. With its fully operative bar service and cloakroom, this would be an ideal space for coffee breaks, lunches or drinks receptions. This also has a bar built in and is perfect for large groups.
Natural light: No
Size: Sq.M: 450
Location: 2nd floor
AV Equipment included: Built in projector, but additional cost for lighting rig or uplighters.
Meeting Room 5
Located on the ground floor and able to hold 40 people in theatre style or 18 as a boardroom, Meeting Room 5 would be a great place for board meetings or small presentations. There is also a cosy foyer outside for those much-needed coffee breaks.
Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 21
Location: Ground Floor
AV Equipment included: Built in screen, rigging and lighting.
For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click here:
The super stylish design of this lovely modern venue with its fab city centre location, superb facilities and flexible meeting spaces, means the Mercure Sheffield St Pauls Hotel & Spa is a fabulous location to bring anything from mid-sized event right up to a large conference. As always with Mercure hotels, quality & great service are everywhere – and with the direct access to the fantastic Winter Gardens for that wow factor, your delegates are sure to love the place. We certainly did!