As a major city in England’s West Midlands Region, Birmingham serves as a popular travel destination showing the UK’s second highest growth in international visits after the North West. Most notably, this region attracts a significant number of business travellers with recent statistics stating two out of five visits being for business purposes - the highest proportion of all UK destinations.
Working alongside VisitBritian and Birmingham Airport, local tourism officials are ensuring the region stays as connected as possible by increasing the airline network and launching new initiatives aimed at showcasing the region as an ideal business and leisure destination.
As a result, the Birmingham hotel market is shaping up for steady growth ahead of an expected tourism boosts from the 2021 Coventry City of Culture and 2022 Commonwealth Games. According to PwC’s latest UK Forecast Update, the city has seen some of the country’s highest increases in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of 5%.
Despite this growth, Birmingham’s RevPAR remains below the UK’s regional average, proving it to be an affordable yet popular choice for stays. While investment in the region continues to grow, business travellers can expect the hotel market to remain competitive and of high quality, a desirable outcome for frequent travellers.
Below, we list some of the best hotels for business travel:
The Clayton Hotel
Conveniently located within the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, The Clayton Hotel Birmingham promises business travellers a comfortable stay with modern rooms and tasteful soft furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is fitted throughout the guest rooms and shared areas, and with 9 meetings rooms onsite and work desks in every room, guests can continue business without a hitch.
Clayton Hotel Birmingham- Albert Street, Birmingham, B5 5JE
👍 Free Wi-Fi 👍 Meeting Facilities 👍 Fitness Centre
Birmingham’s quirky Penta Hotel offers 131 guest rooms each with a unique zen-like vibe to relax after a full day of meetings. The hotel’s two conference rooms offer capacity for 50 guests and the 24-hour Pentalounge is the perfect place to eat, play pool and socialise.
Penta Hotel - Holloway Head, Birmingham, B1 1NS
👍 Free Wi-Fi 👍 Meeting Facilities 👍 Fitness Centre 👍 Parking 👍 Laundry Facilities
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Just steps from New Street Station and the International Conference Centre (ICC), Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre is an ideal choice for business and events travellers. There are 11 meeting rooms onsite with the largest offering capacity for 300 guests. As part of IHG’s Sleep Advantage Programme, guests can rest assured they’ll receive a better night’s sleep with premium bedding, Quiet Zones and guaranteed wake up calls.
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre - Central Square, Holliday St, Birmingham B1 1HH
👍 Free Wi-Fi 👍 Meeting Facilities 👍 Fitness Centre 👍 Laundry Facilities
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Another convenient stay in the city centre, Jury’s Inn Birmingham is located on Broad Street and offers 445 newly-refurbished guest rooms featuring free Wi-Fi and large beds. With 20 meeting room to choose from, there’s room to host events of all sizes.
Jurys Inn Birmingham - 245 Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2HQ
👍 Free Wi-Fi 👍 Meeting Facilities 👍 Parking
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham - Millennium Hotels
Offering 211 en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and stylish interiors, Copthorne Hotel Birmingham is a top choice for business travellers looking for affordable accommodation that doesn’t compromise on quality. Flexible meeting rooms can be arranged to host up to 160 guests, while the Bugis Street Brasserie onsite restaurant serves delicious Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine.
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham - Paradise Circus, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HJ👍 Free Wi-Fi 👍 Meeting Facilities 👍 Fitness Centre 👍 Parking 👍 Laundry Facilities
With an emphasis on location, location, location - keep these five picks in mind next time you travel for business or leisure.