Leicester Conferences receives 4* campus accreditation for en suite accommodation

Posted by er134 at Oct 09, 2013 11:26 AM |
University of Leicester accommodation praised for ‘very good standard’ and ‘excellent condition’

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 9 October 2013

Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for Visit England, has awarded the University of Leicester a 4* campus rating for the standard of its en suite accommodation.

The accreditation relates to Bowder Court and John Foster Hall, the main areas used for residential conferences, and was awarded following the recent completion of Quality in Tourism’s annual assessment of facilities. In their report, the assessor praised the refurbishment of Bowder, which it said was of a ‘very good standard’ and also spoke positively about the ‘excellent condition of the modern conference provision’ at Oadby.

Emma Rathbone, Conference Sales Manager, said: "This is excellent news and will help us to continue to attract prestigious events to Leicester. The quality of Bowder Court and John Foster Hall means that we have enough high quality, en suite accommodation to host large residential conferences during vacation periods."

Quality in Tourism’s campus accreditation relates specifically to university or college accommodation, and ratings are awarded on a scale of 1* - 5*.

To speak to someone about holding an event at Leicester Conferences, please contact the Sales Team on 0116 271 9933 or email conferences@le.ac.uk

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Notes to editors

For more information contact Emma Rathbone at: emma.rathbone@le.ac.uk

  1. Leicester Conferences has been operating at the University of Leicester for over 50 years, and has around 120,000 delegates use its facilities each year, for a variety of day meetings and residential conferences and events.
  2. Quality in Tourism was created as a reliable regulatory body for the accommodation and tourism industry, to recognise quality, differentiate levels of facilities and services and make potential guests aware of what they can expect before they make a booking.
  3. The standards to which Quality in Tourism assess have been created as a result of harmonising standards from the National Tourist Boards for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and also with the cooperation of the AA.

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