QHotels launches 'Inspirational Training' facility for events

QHotels has opened a new 'Inspirational Training' facility for corporate events at Norton Park in Winchester and is looking to roll the concept out across other properties.

'Inspirational Training' facility for corporate events at Norton Park in Winchester
'Inspirational Training' facility for corporate events at Norton Park in Winchester

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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