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Birmingham hotel reveals refurbed ballroom

The Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham has unveiled its renovated grand ballroom to the public.

The city-centre hotel held a gathering for more than 200 guests, including local councillors, industry leaders and members of the business community on 19 September to reveal the new design.

Investment in the Macdonald Burlington Hotel has exceeded £1m, with the 500-person capacity Horton Suite undergoing the most extensive revamp.

The venue describes the renovation as part of an “ongoing project to reposition the hotel’s conference facilities as the city’s premier standalone multi-purpose events venue”.

Derek McDonagh, regional managing director, said: “Our Horton Suite has always been one of the biggest event spaces in the city, but now it is definitely one of the most stylish. It was an extensive project and no detail has been overlooked. Materials were sourced from around the country and specialist craftsmen completed intricate projects, including the restoration of the chandeliers. We worked with many fine Birmingham-based tradesmen to complete construction in a careful but timely manner.

“The final event suite is both grand and opulent, but also feels modern and contemporary. All facilities have been completely refreshed, and the room boasts excellent lighting and hi-tech equipment.

“At Macdonald Burlington Hotel, we regularly welcome everyone from international business delegates, to local wedding parties, and we are very excited to now showcase our new ballroom to the world.”

The completion of the Horton Suite follows an extensive modernisation programme, which saw more than 16 meeting rooms undergo refurbishment. Each room was fitted with 75” flat-screen LCD screens and ClickShare technology which allows multiple delegates to connect their devices to the main presentation screen and share content at the click of a button.