Workshop Venue and Accommodation
Accommodation at the conference venue and associated hotels is becoming limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment and a subsequent walk to the conference venue
EWME 2016 will be held at the 4-star Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. This magnificent hotel and conference venue is an iconic landmark on the Southampton waterfront.
The Grand Harbour Hotel is Southampton's largest conference hotel with 173 bedrooms, 10 meeting suites and leisure facilities. The hotel is also the largest South coast conference hotel outside of Brighton and can be reached in just 75 minutes by train from London Waterloo.
The Grand Harbour Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Southampton overlooking Southampton Water and alongside the historic Medieval City Walls. Southampton Airport is just 20 minutes away with connecting flights across the UK and Europe.
EWME 2016 will be located upon the Mezzanine Floor Suites with views across the front of the hotel towards Southampton Water.
The workshop venue, together with other local hotels, has arranged an allocation of a limited number of rooms at preferential rates for EWME 2016 delegates. Please see the details below for individual booking rates, arrangements for accessing these rates and booking.
Grand harbour Hotel (Conference Venue Hotel)
This is the conference venue. This hotel is recommended as the most convenient for conference delegates. Information about the hotel can be seen above. A limited number of rooms have been made available at a discounted rate for EWMW guests. If you wish to stay within the venue hotel we recommend that you register and book early. Hotel details can be found here: Grand Harbour HotelRate: £102.00 per night, Bed and Breakfast on a single occupancy basis.
Booking arrangements: Guests are to contact the hotel to book bedrooms. To confirm the bookings, guests are required to provide a card number.
Phone reservations only: Please call: +44(0) 238063 3033.
Quote reference: UNIA110516
Holiday Inn Southampton
The Holiday Inn is located in the centre of Southampton with good transport links and offers great views of the Cruise Terminals and Southampton Water, overlooking the beautifully landscaped Mayflower Park and the Solent. It is situated less than 100 metres from the workshop venue and offers an alternative if you wish to have a change from the conference site. Hotel information is available here. Holiday Inn SouthamptonRate: £109.00 per room per night, Bed and Breakfast. Rates are subject to change in line with VAT.
Booking arrangements: Contact the in house reservations department on the following telephone number: +44 (0) 2380 388142, Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00. Quote the reference EMW
Payment / Cancellation Details:
Once a reservation has been made, it will be up to the individual to ensure that they become responsible for their booking; this includes amending and cancelling their bookings.
All rooms are available to check into from 2pm on the day of arrival.
All guests will be asked to give credit/debit card details to guarantee their reservations. Guests will be informed that they are to settle their own accounts on departure. In some cases written confirmation or booking forms must be sent to the hotel to secure hotel accommodation.Cancellation Policy
- All accommodation will be held on an allocation basis until one month prior to arrival. Any rooms not booked and confirmed after this time will be released back to the hotel.
- Rooms booked and confirmed can be cancelled up until one month prior to arrival, cancellations received after this time will be charged at 100%. This also includes any subsequent non arrivals.
- Please note our cancellation days are Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. All cancellations and amendments must be confirmed in writing. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted.
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin is a 4 Star hotel that has stood in the heart of the city for over 500 years. The Dolphin is perfectly located near the city centre and a great base to stay if you wish to be near the city attractions. It is within a short walk (500m) to the conference venue. It is also, within walking distance of Southampton's main shopping areas, historic harbour, Sea City museum, parks and city walls.Rate: £80 per night, Bed and Breakfast. This rate is fully inclusive of any taxes, VAT and complimentary WIFI.
Booking arrangements: Website booking (preferable) visit: Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin
Use the Preferential code: EVEBB
Telephone: Please phone between 08.30-17.30 (GMT) +44(0) 23 8038 6465
Use the Reservation code: EWME2016
IBIS Southampton Centre
Ibis Southampton Centre is an economy hotel located within a 10 minute walk from the Workshop venue. Book the hotel for ease of access to the EWME venue, the station and entertainment districts. The hotel has 93 modern guest rooms equipped with satellite TV and tea & coffee making facilities, Free Wifi throughout. Light meals and snacks are available at the Café and the bar serves a range of drinks. IBIS Southampton CentreRate: £70 per night, Bed and Breakfast. This rate is inclusive of VAT and Ibis’s All you can eat buffet breakfast.
Booking arrangements: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quote reference EWME 2016
Additional unaffiliated hotels close by
There are a number of hotels within Southampton close to the conference venue. Conference guests are free to make their own arrangements. The list below is not exhaustive but give a further range of options.Premier Inn West Quay
The Star Hotel
The Pig-in the Wall
Premier Inn City Centre
Jurys Inn Southampton
EWME 2016 Social Dinner – HMS Warrior
The EWME 2016 Social Dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 12th May and be held upon HMS Warrior, the world’s first modern battleship combining an iron hull and steam machinery. She was the fastest and most heavily armoured ship of her day, launched in 1860. However such was the pace of Victorian technology she was obsolete by 1883 and hulked by 1900.
Now set in the heart of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, Warrior offers an imposing sight. As you step on board this sleek, black battleship you enter another world - the world of the Victorian sailor.
There will be an opportunity to wander the decks and have guided tours of the various apartments of the ship. Staff will be on hand to explain how the ship and her crew functioned and how HMS Warrior set the standard for the then ‘modern’ Royal Navy.
The Massive Gun Deck, the fighting citadel of the ship, is an ideal setting for guests to enjoy the meal. Delegates take dinner on this Gun Deck in unique surroundings, absorbing the 1860 atmosphere where six hundred Victorian sailors worked, ate and slept. Dining at mess tables between the broadside guns with their firing equipment overhead and close-quarter fighting arms alongside we hope that you enjoy this unique venue.
The social dinner venue is within a working military establishment. Due to security and access notification requirements the cut off for registration for attendance at the Social Dinner will be 2nd May. Any conference registrations received after this date will be charged at the full rate but will not include attendance at the Social Event.