The Grand by Thistle, located in central Bristol is the latest property from Thistle’s 33-strong portfolio to receive a £7m investment as part of the group’s ongoing rebrand strategy. The hotel’s Ballroom and Wessex Suite, have undergone a full refurbishment programme offering unrivalled facilities.

The rooms have been modernised and refurbished to a high standard, wireless internet access is available throughout the property and the neutral decoration makes the rooms suitable for a wide range of events.

The Wessex Suite is ideal for large corporate events or banquets, holding 600 people, theatre style in air-conditioned comfort. The Ballroom is well suited to medium-sized functions, holding 300 people, theatre style.

The Grand offers a designated conference coordinator for all events and specialises in a comprehensive tailor-made service to suit a variety of event requirements from specialist audio-visual needs to preferential accommodation rates.

For those hosting a smaller event, the hotel has a further eight conference and banqueting rooms and suites all offering the same service standards.

The Grand is currently offering a day delegate package from £35 which includes room hire, tea and coffees with pastries on arrival, lunch, mid-morning and afternoon tea and coffee, LCD projector, screen, flipchart and pad, BT Openzone internet card and a dedicated team member on hand to provide practical help and advice throughout the day.

Richard O’Riordan, general manager, The Grand by Thistle said: “Our commitment is to high service and quality standards and the refurbishment investment allows us to offer unmatched facilities in Bristol for both corporate and leisure guests.

“The Grand is now the only hotel in Bristol to offer hanging points for projection as a space saving device allowing for maximum room capacity.”

The hotel is well-located in central Bristol, only one mile from Bristol Temple Meads station and eight miles from Bristol Airport making it ideal for delegates travelling both from inside and outside the UK.

For those wanting to take in some leisure time at the hotel, the Otium Health & Leisure Club which boasts a swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room, is the perfect place to unwind.

The Grand also offers flexible dining options for guests attempting to fit in eating around meetings with a new menu available 24 hours a day.