Macdonald Hotels – the Scottish owned hotel group – has completed the first phase of a £750,000 meetings and events refurbishment programme at one of its hotels in Birmingham.

The work has been carried out at the four-star Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham City Centre and the investment marks the repositioning of the hotel’s conference facilities to become a standalone multi-purpose events venue.

To date, a total of 16 meeting rooms have undergone refurbishment to refresh the interiors and install the latest technology. Rooms have been fitted with 75” flat-screen LCD screens and state-of-the-art ClickShare connectivity. Designed to encourage collaboration, the technology allows delegatesto connect their devices to the main presentation screen and share content at the click of a button.

The hotel’s largest function room, which can host over 500 guests, is also due for refurbishment, with work scheduled to commence later this year.

The modernisation of the hotel’s facilities comes in anticipation of a busy summer calendar of high-profile events, which includes the official launch of the first phase of refurbishment later this month. A further event is planned for September when the hotel’s largest function room – the 500-person capacity Horton Suite – is completed. 

Regarded as one of the city’s leading conference venues, the hotel was awarded the BDRC VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation in 2018 for outstandingly high levels of customer satisfaction. 

Tim Sparrow, General Manager of Macdonald Burlington Hotel, said: “Macdonald Burlington Hotel has developed a reputation for being one of the leading conference venues in the city. 

“This renovation project represents a significant move to modernise our facilities and provide the best possible experience to our business guests. We are targeting becoming the number one multi-purpose events space in the city and believe by enhancing our offering we’ll be able to achieve this goal.”

The four-star Macdonald Burlington Hotel which is close to both Birmingham Airport and New Street train station combines Victorian splendour and stylish interior design. 

To mark the reopening of the suites, a launch event will be held later this month at the hotel, with a further show event planned for September when the refurbishment of the 500 person capacity Horton Suite is completed. 

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts was established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues; over the past 25 years the group has expanded from its beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately-owned hotel group.