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Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Has Successful First UK Confex Show

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Has Successful First UK Confex Show

Barceló Hotels & Resorts, a first-time exhibitor at the recent Confex exhibition at Earls Court in London, reports it received over £1m worth of sales enquiries during the three-day exhibition.

UK (PRWEB) March 18, 2008

Barceló Hotels & Resorts (www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk), a first-time exhibitor at the recent Confex exhibition at Earls Court in London, reports it received over £1m worth of sales enquiries during the three-day exhibition.

"We found Confex to be a powerful showcase for Barceló's UK and overseas portfolio and were delighted with the levels of enquiry we received for our MeetBarceló meetings and events offering," says Manju Goel, Barceló's UK Commercial Director.

In September, last year Barceló took over the management operations of Paramount Hotels' 20 UK properties, which range from established country house hotels to contemporary venues in city centres and coastal resorts. Barceló's Premium Hotels include some of Britain's most historic houses such as the 17th Century Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/central-england/the-lygon-arms/), Cheshire's Shrigley Hall Hotel and Country Club (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/northern-england/shrigley-hall-hotel/), the Elizabethan Billesley Manor Hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon (http://www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk/hotels/central-england/billesley-manor-hotel/) and the Troon Marine Hotel in Scotland (http://www. paramount-hotels. co. uk/hotels/scotland/troon-marine-hotel/).

MeetBarceló, the group's dedicated meetings and events arm, delivers innovative, professional conferences and events with the highest levels of customer service and facilities. Barceló's special 24-hour Meet & More delegate packages provide unique team-building cultural events and itineraries.

Current refurbishment plans are proceeding under Barceló management and the group aims to manage a total of 40 hotels in the UK within three years.

The Barceló Group is currently engaged in a brand roll-out programme with the conversion of Paramount properties into Barceló hotels. All hotels are undergoing a schedule of re-branding under the Barceló name and a selection of European influences is being introduced to hotel menus and services.

Raúl Gonz├ílez, CEO EMEA, Barceló said: "The introduction of the Barceló brand in the UK is part of the company's broader strategic plans to establish its position as a global hospitality company and gain increased recognition."

Barceló Group has already launched a dedicated UK web portal, www. barcelo-hotels. co. uk that offers global access to its hotels and events services and has introduced a new UK colour
Directory.

Barceló Group is a privately owned Spanish hospitality and travel company and operates over 160 quality hotels and nine convention centres in 14 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and the USA, providing over 68,000 m2 of meeting space.

For more information on Barceló Hotels and meetings packages in the UK, telephone 0870 060 4306 or email: meetingsandevents @ barcelo-hotels. co. uk.

For all overseas requirements call the MeetBarcelo team on 01455 898584.

Note to editors: The Barceló Group now operates 20 four star quality hotels across the UK, including the prestigious Lygon Arms Hotel, the Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh, the Marine in Troon, the Majestic in Harrogate, and the Oxford Hotel in Oxford.

With over 2700 bedrooms and over 220 conference and meeting rooms across the Group, 18 Health & Leisure Clubs and spacious grounds for team building and outdoor events in many locations, the hotels offer extensive facilities to both corporate and leisure guests.

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