MG Hotels Group is launching a new conference service at both its prestigious riverside hotels - The Red Lion at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and The Manor, at Datchet, near Windsor. Both hotels are old buildings with character and history, in wonderful locations on the river Thames, with décor and ambience which respects their heritage yet reflects today's taste for an eclectic mix of old and new.
Managing Director Mandip Gill explains: "Uniquely, we offer our own specially-created room scents in the conference rooms which can change throughout the day to stimulate delegates' creativity and input. For example, our citrus scents both calm and energise participants during morning sessions and again during the immediate post-lunch period. These organic aromas are almost imperceptible in use and feedback from clients so far has been very positive. Another option is our special ‘energy food' menu based only fresh and light ingredients such as fruit and fish, which is carefully balanced to provide ideal nutrition released throughout the day."
The Red Lion at Henley on Thames has five conference rooms, and a new screening room will be opening early in 2010. Several rooms overlook the Thames and can be opened up to provide one large area for up to 130 delegates. Bedrooms are all ensuite and in the oldest part of the building some have beamed ceilings and large four-poster beds. The Red Lion Hotel is close to boutiques, picturesque pubs and riverside walks.
The Manor is a 4-star boutique hotel with five fully air-conditioned conferences suites catering for up to 175 delegates. Specialist menus are available, including ethnic, Asian and Caribbean cuisine, created by an experienced team of top chefs. Conference organisers can add on team-building events and outings which are arranged on their behalf by MG Hotels' team of conference staff.