Published On: Wed, Mar 20th, 2019

Choosing the Right Hotel for Your Next Teambuilding Event

Are you looking for a hotel to book for your next teambuilding event? There’s a lot to consider when seeking a venue for a group, and sometimes finding a hotel that ticks all of the boxes can feel overwhelming.

It’s important when comparing different venue spaces, that you find an option that all of your staff will feel comfortable with. You need to find a space that provides an inspiring environment as well as a nice break from the office. This handy checklist will help you along the way to booking the perfect hotel event space for your next teambuilding event.

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Consider capacity

The first thing to consider is space. You need a hotel that can handle your capacity, and comfortably accommodate everyone in your group. When looking for hotels in the UK make sure you consider what type of activities you want to hold in the space you’re looking to hire. Are you planning both indoor and outdoor activities? Do you require a minimum amount of space for health and safety requirements? These all need to be considered.  

Location, location, location

Your next important consideration is location, if you’re expecting your team to travel independently to the activity day then you should choose a team-building venue that boasts good public transport links for those who may not have access to a car.

If you’re looking to host a fun activity day away from the city, then why not looking into booking a more rural venue? It may require you to book a coach to transport staff, but it might actually work out cheaper than booking an expensive central hotel. You’ll also find that more rural hotels will be able to provide outdoor spaces in the form of private gardens which are great for team-building exercises.

Plan your activities

You know you want to hold a team activity day, but do you know what the day will involve? You need to pin this down before you start looking for potential hotels. Make a plan of action including an agenda of what the day will look like.

Popular team building activities include archery, inflatable assault courses, chocolate making, sports days and treasure hunts. It goes without saying that some of these will require more space than others, which is why it’s so important to plan the day in advance of booking.

Be prepared for the weather

If you’re planning a team-building day that’s largely based on outdoor activities, you might want to have a backup plan just in case the weather isn’t playing ball. This is worth considering when you’re booking a hotel, discuss with them a plan B for if the weather was to play havoc with your original agenda. In an ideal world, you would book a venue that not only has the outdoor space, but emergency indoor rooms that can be used in the event of heavy rain.

Think about food

When booking a hotel for your activity day, it’s also worth enquiring about the various different catering options. Usually, a hotel will provide a buffet priced per head for group events such as this, and it’s also a nice extra treat for your staff.

It is, however, important for you to ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for. Double check with all employees for any allergies or dietary preferences such as vegetarian or vegan. In most cases, venues will be happy to accommodate but it’s best to be sure at the time of booking.

Teambuilding is a great investment, it’s a fantastic morale booster for your staff and can effectively bring your team together. All it takes is a little forward planning and you’re bound to have a blast.

Author Bio:
James North is a young entrepreneur, who has accomplished a great feat in the world of marketing and advertising. He is the husband of a accomplish writer, and the father of two young adults. He has been contributing to digital platform for quite some time now. He loves to share his innovative ideas and thoughts so that readers could be benefited. He loves playing cricket at his leisure time.
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