De Vere Venues is to manage a new eco-friendly hotel being developed in the grounds of the East Midland Conference Centre (EMCC), at the University of Nottingham.
The agreement to run the 202-bedroom hotel is part of a wider arrangement to manage EMCC, part of Nottingham Conference. De Vere Venues, the meetings and conference arm of the De Vere Group - will also support other Nottingham Conference sites including Jubilee Campus, University Park and Sutton Bonington.
Due to open in November, the hotel will include a 160-seat restaurant, bar, executive lounge and four meeting rooms. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology will ensure a highly energy-efficient operation.
Chief executive of De Vere Venues, Tony Dangerfield, said he welcomes the addition of the EMCC to the company. "This development, along with our new venue at Colmore Gate in Birmingham's city centre, further strengthens our brand presence in the Midlands."
Chris Thompson, chief financial officer for the University of Nottingham, said that De Vere Venues had been selected to run the EMCC and hotel via a competitive tender process.
"De Vere Venues stood out for its first-class commitment to great facilities, services and customer care that matches our own commitment to excellence," he said. "We are confident we have found a valuable partner for a bright future with De Vere and look forward to leveraging their expertise and growing our client base."
The business will be known as De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre and Hotel.
By Janet Harmer
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