MeetBlackpool Newsletter – April 2024

Hello ,

We’ve had a busy few months here in Blackpool with the opening of two brand new venues, Showtown and The Backlot and in just a few weeks time the town’s latest hotel, the Holiday Inn Blackpool, will open its doors.

In addition to 144 rooms, Holiday Inn Blackpool will also be home to the town’s first celebrity restaurant, Marco’s New York Italian restaurant inspired by renowned chef Marco Pierre White.

We’re also celebrating the news that the iconic Winter Gardens Blackpool, has been announced as a finalist for the coveted ‘Business Events Venue of the Year’ at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024. The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony at the Rum Warehouse at The Titanic Hotel Liverpool on 5 June 2024. Keep your fingers crossed for Team Blackpool.

As we head towards summer, the Meet Blackpool team will be attending both CHS Leeds (23 April) and The Meetings Show (19 – 20 June) so, if you want to learn more about our business events offering and the exciting new developments get in touch and book an appointment with us.

Julie Vincent
Head of Meet Blackpool


Meet Blackpool at CHS Leeds

On 23 April, Meet Blackpool will be exhibiting at CHS Leeds at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Come and say hello to Julie and the team on stand 66 and learn more about Blackpool’s extensive offer for meetings and events.


Explore Blackpool’s rich entertainment history

Blackpool’s latest attraction, Showtown, is now open. Located next to the iconic Blackpool Tower, the museum tells the story of the town’s entertainment industry through six interactive galleries including seaside, magic, circus, illuminations, shows, and dance.

Visitors can take a trip down memory lane and have fun while learning about Blackpool’s rich entertainment history. Groups can benefit from a 25% discount, click here to learn more.

Showtown is also offering the chance for agents to earn commission through its Travel Partnership, click the button below for further information. Become a Showtown partner


Coming soon: Holiday Inn

With the Holiday Inn Blackpool opening its doors on 1st May, RBH Hospitality Management has revealed brand new images of the new hotel and Marco’s New York Italian restaurant.

General Manager, Mark Winter, said: “We’re so excited we’ve got the keys to the hotel so we can get all the final preparation finished ahead of opening our doors. The rooms and facilities are all looking amazing and it’s great to be able to share a glimpse of what our guests can expect with these latest pictures”.


Winter Gardens Blackpool to host inaugural Wellbeing Festival

A brand new collaborative event focused on wellbeing is coming to Winter Gardens Blackpool this June.

The Wellbeing Festival, which will take place on the 29th and 30th June, is a collaboration between the Winter Gardens BlackpoolMeet Blackpool, and Get Vocal, which provides a safe space for men to come together and talk in a non-judgmental setting, developed in partnership with Blackpool FC and Blackpool Council.

The two day event will feature various zones focused on nutrition, wellbeing and fitness as well as a range of workshops and presentations designed to inspire and empower.


One in 10* delegates go free at Winter Gardens Blackpool

For every event booked on a DDR package to take place in September 2024 at Winter Gardens Blackpool we will give you one complementary spot per ten delegates.

Get in touch with Suzi Barnes, Head of Conference and Events Sales at Winter Gardens Blackpool for further information.

*Minimum numbers apply.

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