Venue Review: Apex City Hotel, London
To be perfectly honest I’m not quite sure why we bother visiting City venues anymore. The majority of clients we have there care about one thing and one thing only, how close is the venue to their offices. It seems that many would turn down a 5* hotel at half price in favour of a basement space in a Premier Inn if it was a stop closer on the tube. That said it does make finding venues for them a easy. Anyway we had seen quite a bit of interest in the Apex City from customers so thought we better go check it out.
The hotel is behind the old Port Authority building, which is soon to be a Four Seasons Hotel, about a 3min stroll from Tower Hill station. Inside you’ll find 179 well appointed bedrooms designed with the modern business traveller in mind. There’s a busy restaurant serving throughout the day too, and a bar for post conference drinks, which can also be hired privately.
In terms of meetings spaces there are 3 main suites, all well designed and 2 of which have natural daylight. The largest is the City Suite, it can seat theatre style conferences of 80 or boardrooms for 30. The New York and The Geneva both offer space for around 18 delegates boardroom style, however the New York comes with access to a private terrace, a great area to have lunch or post conference drinks. The rooms are all well thought out so lunches can be served within them should the client wish to go undisturbed, and they all have fridges with replenishable soft drinks included within the price. Should you wish there is a spacious business lounge outside the meeting rooms, which is perfect for serving refreshment breaks and lunches. All rooms also benefit from LCD screens and free wifi.