Events cancelled due to flooding at Runnymede-on-Thames hotel

The Runnymede-on-Thames conference hotel has closed indefinitely due to flooding.

Events have been cancelled due to flooding at the Runnymede-on-Thames conference hotel
Events have been cancelled due to flooding at the Runnymede-on-Thames conference hotel

The Runnymede-on-Thames conference hotel in Surrey was forced to close indefinitely on Tuesday (7 January) after the River Thames burst its banks.

The hotel's car park has been flooded and the A308 Windsor Road, which the hotel is located by, has been blocked off by water.

More than 100 guests have been relocated and a number of meetings and events have also been cancelled or relocated to sister hotel The Grove and nearby hotels.

The hotel will remain closed on Thursday 9 January and is likely to open on Friday at the earliest.

More rain is expected to fall and a number of flood warnings are in place for Surrey along the River Thames.

A statement released by the hotel said: "Water levels started to rise significantly in [the hotel's] car parks on the morning of Tuesday 7 January and the senior management team acted promptly to out book hotel, conference and restaurant guests to its sister property The Grove and other local hotels.

"The hotel will be closed until current water levels reduce and will reopen as soon as access via the A308 Windsor Road is restored and its car parks have drained to allow for guest parking.

"The hotel would like to thank all of its customers for their cooperation and understanding and look forward to welcoming guests again soon."

Flooding has also occurred in Staines, Sunbury, Walton and other areas, causing roads and car parks to be closed. 

The four-star Runnymede-on-Thames is a major conference hotel with 13 meetings rooms that can host up to 200 people.  

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
London calling: A look at what's new and forthcoming in the capital

London calling: A look at what's new and forthcoming in the capital

Hotels, venues and activities that should be on your radar for future London-based events.

Double acquisition for Gray Dawes Group

Double acquisition for Gray Dawes Group

Acquisitions include INC. Travel Group's corporate and marine businesses and the purchase of VIP Leisure Travel Ltd.

Love is in the air for one in seven event attendees, report claims

Love is in the air for one in seven event attendees, report claims

Research by Cvent and Edelman Intelligence finds 14% have met a significant other at a B2B event.

The advantages of being a second tier city

The advantages of being a second tier city

There are benefits to not being the capital, says Bas Schot, head of congresses and events at the Hague Convention Bureau.

What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

What to do if a disgruntled event attendee threatens legal action

Keystone Law's James O'Flinn discusses your options and how to prevent this happening in the first place.

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

Speakers announced for C&IT Northern Forum

New event takes place between 25-26 April at ACC Liverpool, with inspiring sessions from industry leaders.

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Why personalisation is the key to measuring an event's success

Mike Leeson, general manager Europe at ETM, explains why ROE may be a better measurement than ROI.

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Oman to welcome IGRC in 2020

Sultanate to host the International Gas Union's 16th International Gas Research Conference at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Events company faces legal action from makers of video game Fortnite

Epic Games issues claim against Exciting Events after widely criticised event in Norwich.

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

Diary of a delegate: Beautiful Bergen

A three-day account of the C&IT A-List FAM trip, in partnership with Visit Norway.

LATEST JOBS