So you think you know Blackpool? Think again

As the Sales Manager of the Hampton by Hilton in Blackpool, I am thrilled to celebrate our 5-year anniversary in 2023. This milestone gives us an opportunity to showcase the transformation taking place in Blackpool and its emergence as a top conference destination. In this blog, I will delve into the lesser-known aspects of Blackpool, the investments fuelling its growth, and how our hotel’s expansion has contributed to the local economy while prioritising sustainability.

Unveiling the corporate side of Blackpool

Blackpool, often associated with leisure and entertainment, has evolved into an impressive destination for corporate events. With its striking coastline, excellent transport links, and a range of modern conference facilities, Blackpool offers a unique setting that combines business with pleasure. Corporate event managers will be pleasantly surprised by the diversity of venues, from historic theatres to state-of-the-art conference centres, which can cater to a variety of needs and budgets.

Investment in Blackpool’s future

Blackpool’s revival is fuelled by significant investments across various sectors. The town’s local government, along with private investors, has been dedicated to rejuvenating Blackpool’s infrastructure, public spaces, and iconic landmarks. These improvements ensure a seamless experience for corporate guests, creating an environment that is both visually appealing and conducive to successful business interactions.

Hampton by Hilton’s role in economic growth

The extension of our Hampton by Hilton hotel will play a role in Blackpool’s economic growth. We are proud to have created additional jobs within the local community, as our recruitment strategy focuses on hiring talent from within the area. By providing employment opportunities to the residents of Blackpool, we contribute to the overall prosperity of the town and strengthen the sense of community.

On top of this, and crucially as the town expands its event offering, the extra bed-space we now offer has increased the appeal for corporate event managers and agencies alike.

Sustainability: our commitment to a greener future

At Hampton by Hilton Blackpool, we understand the importance of sustainable practices and their impact on the environment. Our hotel has implemented various measures to minimise our ecological footprint while ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of our corporate guests. From energy-efficient lighting and water conservation initiatives to waste reduction and recycling programs, we strive to be a responsible steward of the environment.

Collaboration and networking opportunities

Blackpool’s growth as a conference destination also offers ample opportunities for collaboration and networking. The town hosts a range of industry-specific events and trade shows, attracting professionals from various sectors. Corporate event managers can leverage these occasions to forge new partnerships, gain insights from industry experts, and establish their organisations as industry leaders.

Blackpool is no longer just a leisure-oriented destination; it has emerged as a hidden gem for corporate events. With investments driving its transformation, Blackpool offers a unique blend of business opportunities and stunning coastal scenery. Corporate event managers can now explore the potential of Blackpool and its vibrant conference scene, making it a top choice for their next successful event.