Originally published at Brighton i360 blog
The i360 will be a fantastic tourist destination but it will also boast superb conference and events facilities – and customers can start making bookings now.
At the base of the tower will be a beach building encompassing stunning conference and events rooms, with room for between 10 and 1,000 guests, all housed in a beautiful beach-side setting with sea views and natural daylight.
The giant glass viewing pod can be hired exclusively for receptions for up to 200 people (192 people if catering is served inside the pod). There will be a sky bar, state of the art sound system and video screens, which can all be tailored to events organisers’ requirements.
Guests will also be able to enjoy a glass of bubbly, a drinks and canapés reception or even a full banquet.
The i360 will be the ultimate beach-side venue. All the hospitality rooms have stunning sea views and open up to a private beach-side terrace, making the i360 the ideal venue for summer parties. Guests will be able to enjoy outdoor barbecues or hog roasts, summer cocktails or champagne, while taking in the sea views.
The venue will be able to cater for full banquets, private dining, drinks and canapés receptions, with menus serving delicious food from Sussex’s larder created by MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Steven Edwards, who is working in partnership with the venue’s caterer Centerplate. He and his business partner Josh Stanzl can also be booked to cook exclusively for guests.
Eleanor Harris, chief executive of the Brighton i360, said: “There is no other venue like this on the south coast and we have taken exceptional care to design these rooms and all the facilities to create somewhere truly special for conferencing and events, weddings and other parties.
“We are also aiming to set a new global benchmark in sustainability.
“We are a 100% green energy venue and even generate green energy as the pod descends. We will serve locally-sourced food and our building is designed to be energy efficient.”
Meeting rooms at the Brighton i360 are suitable for meetings from 10 to 300 people and are located in a separate suite away from the main public building.
All rooms have natural daylight, AV facilities, sea views and event planners can combine their meeting with a ride on the i360, a beach-side reception or dining in the 400 capacity brasserie.
A unique 1866 toll booth, restored by the Brighton i360 team, is also available to hire for private dining and receptions in the evening and has its own private terrace with views of Brighton beach and the sea, accommodating up to 58 for a reception or 16 seated for dinner.
For larger conferences, the i360 is situated on the seafront next to the city’s largest conference venues and hotels, and the team is working closely with The Grand, Hilton Brighton Metropole and the Brighton Centre to bring something exciting and new to support the city’s conferencing offer.
Eleanor Harris continued: “Conference organisers are always looking for somewhere novel for pre-meetings, dinners and receptions and Brighton will now have somewhere truly unique to offer.”
Sascha Koehler, general manager at Hilton Brighton Metropole, said: “We at Hilton Brighton Metropole are excited about the progress the i360 is making and the impact it will have on bringing more visitors to Brighton.
“It will become a main attraction for tourists as well as conference and meeting clients and will enhance the city’s offer of local attractions.
“I personally cannot wait myself to see the tower completed and enjoy the breathtaking views over Sussex.”
For more details, visit the Venue Hire section of this website, or email email@example.com.