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The ultimate bleisure travel destination

Climb aboard the bleisure trend! Here’s why The Runnymede is ranked one of Cvent’s Top 50 Hotels in the UK.

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Bleisure – when business travellers decide to add on some leisure time to their trips – has been a trend that has risen steadily over the last few years. If a business meeting, conference or wider business trip is in an appealing location, it makes sense to make the most of it by tagging on a little extra time.

Many business travellers agree, with at least a third of business travellers planning to include a leisure element to a business trip this year, according to the Global Business Travel Association. While some decide to stay an extra day or two for some ‘me’ time, others bring their families and stay for an extra week. What’s more, business travellers have found employers to be very supportive of the idea, particularly given the increasing focus on employee wellbeing among businesses.

The Runnymede on Thames is a popular destination for both business and leisure travellers – making it perfect for bleisure guests too. Here’s why.

Business facilities

  • We have a range of meeting rooms and conference suites that can accommodate from 6 to 150 delegates. With plentiful hotel rooms too, we offer a suitable spot for corporate events that require overnight accommodation.
  • Our offering includes all the extras that keep delegates happy. Natural daylight, air conditioning and quality technology are all included – but we also offer healthy snacks, fun break out spaces and even giant lawn games for a little light relief.
  • For team building events, The Runnymede has plenty of space, ideas and expertise to offer. A favourite among our corporate clients is dragon boat racing right on our doorstep on the River Thames.
  • The Runnymede is a practical choice for business events too. Although you wouldn’t know it from our leafy riverside location, we’re seconds away from the M25 and other major roads, and close to both Heathrow Airport and central London. We also have ample complimentary parking and competitively priced all-inclusive delegate packages that take care of all the details.

Leisure facilities

  • When it’s time to relax, The Runnymede has many options for some down time. The first stop for many is our award-winning spa, complete with an indoor pool, infrared sauna, Jacuzzi, steam rooms and a tempting menu of treatments.
  • Going hungry or thirsty is not an option at The Runnymede either. Coffee, light bites and a selection of tipples are all available in our new-look Lounge. Our Leftbank restaurant offers incredible buffet dining, while The Lock Bar and Kitchen is an elegant hideaway offering a sprinkling of seasonal culinary flair.
  • For a little activity, our gym is well-stocked with the latest high-end equipment and runs daily workout classes, while three tennis courts pave the way for a little friendly competition. The Thames Path is directly accessible from the hotel too, with walks to the Magna Carta monuments a popular pastime.
  • The local area surrounding The Runnymede offers culture, history and plenty of wow factor. As well as the National Trust land preserving the memory of the historic sealing of the Magna Carta in the area, Windsor is just a short meander upriver – ideal for visiting the castle, shopping and wandering the historic cobbled streets. The Surrey countryside beyond is just waiting to be explored too.

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