It's Happening at the Met....the latest updates
We are delighted to welcome two senior members of our Sales team. Jackie Boughton, Director of Sales, and Paul Weild, MICE Sales Manager, strengthen further the hotel’s conference, meeting and events team with both bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new positions.
Prior to being appointed as Director of Sales, Jackie Boughton was head of sales at Wembley Stadium, overseeing the launch and growth of the arena over the last five years. Jackie’s knowledge and skills acquired, over 35 years, enabled her to achieve great successes during her time at Wembley Stadium. Through her excellent experience of the conference and events market, she aims to take Hilton London Metropole’s conference and events business to the next level.
During her career Jackie has been shortlisted for Conference and Incentive Travel’s top “Power 50” list. She also has an active role within the West London Business Chamber of Commerce as a board member, as well as a number of other industry consortiums.
Paul Weild brings over eight years of corporate sales practice to his new MICE Sales Manager role, having previously worked for Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Hotel du Vin, Sodexo Prestige and Holiday Inn Hotels. During his career Paul has built strong relationships with corporate, SME meeting and leisure clients, with a reputation of providing an exceptional level of service.
1st January 2012
Allow us to introduce our latest refurbishment plan at the Hilton London Metropole, 17 newly
refurbished Hilton meeting rooms. Following a half a million pounds investment we have transformed our meeting facilities into a sleek modern space with the latest audiovisual technology, video conferencing and high-speed Internet. All of this, right in the heart of London!
Whether you want to run workshops, brainstorming, committee meetings, slide previews, VIP hospitality or any other activity, our new Hilton Meeting rooms are your guarantee of a successful, productive and hassle-free meeting. These rooms can be used separately or linked together in a wide range of configurations. They also benefit from the resources of their own dedicated Business Centre and make an ideal “nerve centre” for large and complex events.
To find out more or if you wish to arrange a site visit simply give us a call on
44 (0) 20 7402 2400 or email email@example.com.
1 June 2011
Hilton London Metropole continue to triumph at the Business Destinations Awards, a year after winning the best “MICE” Hotel award
Hilton London Metropole has won the prestigious ‘Best Business Hotel’ award at the Business Destinations Awards. As the winner of the ‘Best Business Hotel’, England, 2011, the Hilton London Metropole was recognised for achieving overall excellence in efficiency; quality of information available to clients and superior standards in accommodation and services to business travellers.
The Hilton London Metropole sets the standards for excellence when it comes to meetings and events. As the UK’s largest and London’s first genuine conference and meetings hotel, the Hilton London Metropole has maintained its world-leading reputation for over a decade.
The hotel hosts thousands of events each year, varying from small meetings to global conventions. Three to 3,000 can meet, two to 2,000 can eat, one to 1,000 can sleep – all under one roof, nestled in the heart of London.
General Manager of Hilton London Metropole, Avner On, commented on the hotel’s achievement: "We are extremely proud to be recognised as the ‘Best Business Hotel' in England. The award is a testament to our dedication to continuously improve the service we offer our customers. We provide highly flexible meeting, event and conference facilities to ensure we always meet our clients' needs."
The Hilton London Metropole is conveniently located just five minutes from London’s Oxford Street, Marble Arch and only 15 minutes by train from Heathrow Airport, it boasts a 4,100 square metre flexible meeting space, bespoke catering packages, premium accommodation and a comprehensive online booking and enquiry service.
More information about the hotel can be found at www.hiltonlondonmet.com
11 April 2011
Wasps stars sneak in extra training at Hilton London Metropole’s King’s Suite
The Hilton London Metropole hotel in London saw popular London Wasps’ players, Steve Kefu and Richard Haughton, visit their large conference space for some extra training, in preparation for the upcoming St George’s Day Game versus Bath at Twickenham.
The rugby stars practiced in the Hotel’s West Wing conference centre, which boasts two large conference rooms; the Monarch and the King’s suites creating a combined capacity of up to 3200 delegates, theatre style. Wasps stars Steve Kefu and Richard Haughton took advantage of the vast 11,431sq ft space in the King’s Suite, which is usually used for large events that require a multi-purpose room with high-tech lighting and the latest technology.
The Hilton London Metropole has been the leader in the conferences and events market for many years now, with over 50 years of knowledge and experience in the organisation and deliverance of successful meetings and events. The Hilton London Metropole was awarded ‘Best meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Hotel’ in 2010 in the UK by Business Destinations Magazine.
Hilton Hotels has been a proud exclusive partner of the Premiership Rugby since 2008. The Aviva Premiership Rugby hopes to double the £50,000 raised last year for Help for Heroes at this year’s St George’s Day Game.
The Hilton London Metropole’s General Manager, Avner On, commented: "It was fantastic to have two rugby stars at the Hilton London Metropole, the King's Suite has hosted every imaginable occasion from a black tie dinner dance for 1,000 to a sales conference for 3,000, so it was very exciting to see it transformed into a rugby training group for the day."
14 January 2011
The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) held its 12th Annual Dinner at the Hilton London Metropole’s King’s Suite, on Friday 14th January. The association, recognised as the primary source of expertise for the corporate MICE and travel professionals, also gave new chairman Juliet Price an opportunity to share her vision for 2011.
Setting the tone for the year ahead, Juliet outlined her key objectives for the year ahead to further drive membership of the association and encourage future talent in the industry. Juliet said: "With membership at an all time high in 2010 it is key that we continue to attract the talent of tomorrow. Just look around and see the professionalism that we have in this room, collectively we must continue to encourage the next generation to our sector of the business travel arena and thereby drive the industry forward."
The event drew together over 400 of the industry's leading hoteliers and agents and raised funds on behalf of the association's appointed charity, Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign. An online auction raised over £15k for the charity, which was founded by TV personality Lynn Faulds-Wood. The HBAA has supported the charity since 2003 and has collectively contributed with donations to the cause in excess of £150,000.
The themed dinner saw the King’s Suite at the Hilton London Metropole transformed into the glamour that is Las Vegas with casino tables, slot machines and the very special performance of Elvis Presley.