Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa really is the perfect conference hotel. Lots of meeting room options, very friendly staff and super facilities. I really love the Conference Café concept that they operate here and the food in the restaurant was second to none. The amazing location – very close to the motorway and train network also make it an excellent consideration for any events in this region. Definitely go visit them soon and have a show round, you’ll really be impressed.
Address: Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, , 1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB
Conference Sales Contact: Nicola Abbott
Tel: +44 (0)113 264 1000
Distance & time from nearest airport: Leeds Bradford Airport is located 14 miles away – 40 minutes by car Manchester Airport is located 63 miles away – 70 minutes by car
Distance & time from nearest railway station: Leeds railway station is located 6 miles away – 20 minutes by car
Distance & time from nearest motorway: The hotel is located really close to Junction 46 of the M1 – approx. 2 minutes away
Official star rating: 4
Located 2 minutes away from junction 46 of the M1, Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa (built in 2002) is in a fabulous location to access from all routes in the north of England and beyond. As you drive up to the hotel, you are struck by how tidy and organised everything is, and that continued throughout the hotel.
There was a concierge to greet everyone on arrival, which is a great touch, and just to the right of the main entrance was the welcoming reception desk. The lobby is a really nice place and it was easy to access all other aspects of the hotel from here.
The hotel has recently benefitted from a soft refurbishment of all bedrooms and a couple of the meeting rooms are next on the list – including a room that will have really contemporary styling and will offer multiple uses for things like a brainstorming room, girl’s night in room or a private dining room – really looking forward to this!
Parking: 240 parking spaces onsite, which are free for conference guests as part of the package
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel: Yes, can drop off / pick up right outside reception and there is a dedicated place to park too
Number of bedrooms: 117 in total, including 2 x suites and 4 x four poster bedrooms. The balance is made up of signature rooms.
Bedrooms: My room was a signature room and it was really nice, benefitting from the recent soft refurbishment as mentioned earlier. It has a really comfortable bed, and an excellent desk space to catch up on a bit of work too. The bathroom was fab too.
Number of floors: Four
Business centre: No, although the hotel reception or conference café staff can take care of any photocopying, printing etc.
Wi-fi: Yes, free and it was excellent throughout the hotel.
Fitness gym: Yes, there is a fantastic gym with a mixture of cardio, resistance equipment, free weights etc. There is also a studio for classes that can be used
Spa & Swimming Pool: The hotel boasts a fantastic swimming pool and spa – including a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and six treatment rooms. There is also an indoor & outside terrace for use by the spa guests as well. I really loved all aspects of the spa – definitely should be used if you hold a meeting here – it’s really lovely.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The bar is just to the left of the main entrance to the hotel and it’s really nice and funky in there. With lots of mixed seating. it’s a very relaxed place to take a drink, order some lunch or to do some work. It also benefits from a lovely bright courtyard which also has plenty of seating.
The Restaurant is located just through towards the back of the hotel and has 100 covers and a private dining room which is also open to make the restaurant even bigger during busy times. I had dinner and breakfast there and both were fantastic – especially the service which was amazing.
There is a lovely terrace (some of it is covered as well) at the back of the restaurant which lends itself really nicely to pre-dinner drinks and open air dining in the warmer months. This is a really nice space and I would definitely use it if possible during the summer.
MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOMS
The hotel has 22 meeting rooms most of them based on the first floor of the hotel. The stand out space is the fab Thorpe Suite which is located on the ground floor with most of the other meeting spaces providing fab breakout rooms and boardrooms for smaller meetings.
All meeting rooms are serviced by the awesome Conference Café on the first floor which is a fantastic place to take coffee breaks and lunches. With three fab coffee machines on tap as well as lots of hot and cold buffet options, it really is a fantastic concept and one that works really well for your groups.
Meeting Space Highlights: The Thorpe Park Suite Situated on the ground floor, directly to the left of the main hotel entrance, it is ideally located for your groups. Immediately in front on the suite is the Thorpe Suite Foyer which is a great place for coffee breaks and even a couple of exhibition stands, should you need them.
Once inside the room you are impressed by the clean lines in here – no hanging chandeliers to block the view of your screen and it’s a really decent size, offering space for 150 in theatre style and 100 in cabaret – perfect for small to medium sized conferences. There is also the option to divide the room independently into two rooms, making it really flexible too. Lots of natural light and a really good amount of included AV equipment make this room a real winner.
Natural light: Yes Size: 213.2 Sq. M Reception: 200 Theatre: 150 Cabaret: 96 Classroom: 100 Dinner: 150 AV Equipment included: Built in screen and projector. PA system with 1 x lapel mic and 1 x hand held mic
Other meeting rooms in the property are
Meeting Space Highlights: The Gallery Suite This is situated on the first floor and is located immediately next to the fab Conference Café. Although a fairly small room, it is really welcoming and would be perfect for a private dining room or to use for small conferences. The natural daylight and location are also perfect for civil ceremonies too. This room is due to be refurbished very soon so I can’t wait to see it when it is updated.
Natural light: Yes Size: 77.8 Sq.M Reception: 90 Theatre: 60 Cabaret: 35 Classroom: 40 Boardroom: 30 U-shape: 30 Dinner: 60 AV Equipment included: Built in screen and projector. PA system with 1 x lapel mic and 1 x hand held mic
For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click here: https://www.thorpeparkhotel.co.uk/meetings/