The hotel group identified a need for facilities for training-style events after commissioning research among its UK customers. The training room concept launched in March and has seen almost 100 enquiries and bookings since.
The space has a simple, modern layout with a number of breakout areas and a free syndicate room that can also be requested to allow for flexible room set-up. It has simple, modern décor including an inspirational feature wall and informal, ergonomic furniture.
Group operations manager at QHotels, Joanne Barratt, said: "As leaders in conferencing and events, we’ve seen a huge demand within the industry for a space specifically designed for training rather than re-purposed conference space, so we spoke directly to the trainers themselves, to ensure we’re in-tune with the current needs of our customers.
"Today, high-quality A/V tech and equipment are expected as standard from a venue, but actually we found that trainers believe that face-to-face interaction is integral when it comes to learning and development.
"It became clear that the biggest requirement for trainers is actually flexibility, in both the room and service; a flexible space to act as a blank canvas for their specific training event as well as an inspiring and comfortable environment designed to enhance the training process."
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