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Today’s meetings provider must be able to get everything right first time. They need to be flexible and have the best facilities, the right food choices, the latest technology and a guaranteed ‘can do’ service. The Academy is Holiday Inn’s superior meeting, conference and training standard, designed to help you get the most from your meetings. As one of a selection of Holiday Inn hotels with an Academy, this presents a truly unique standard of offering including:

  • Bookings Made Easy – Our flexible and experienced team offer a range of packages and are here to help, online or on the phone, with the best choice of locations across the UK.
  • Service Guarantee – We’re committed to making your meeting a success and getting things right first time.
  • The Personal Touch – We’ll take care of everything from your initial contact and throughout your event. We’ll be there to give you a helping hand.
  • Meet Responsibly – Holiday Inn is a responsible company, working smarter for a greener tomorrow. In addition. our hotels offer a range of facilities with access for all guests.
  • BusinessRewards™ – Our meetings reward programme is our way of saying thank you for your business.

Our 27 Purpose-Built Academies are unique venues for business. They are self-contained sites that give you your own reception area, break out spaces, dedicated support team and wealth of useful technology. When only the best will do, look for your nearest Academy. The Academy Conference Centre at Holiday Inn Southampton – Eastleigh offers ten functional business suites and can comfortable accommodate from 1 to 150 delegates.

*Terms and conditions: Refunds only apply to pre-booked requests. The hotel must have been given every opportunity to put the matter right at the time. The relative retail value of any individual package iten only will be taken into consideration for refund if meeting is sold s a package.

Conference Facilities

We cater for a huge range of corporate and leisure events, from team building to theme nights, champagne receptions to product launches, training and workshops to private dining and Christmas and birthday parties.

Private functions

If your company has something to celebrate, we’re the people to make it happen. Whether it’s an awards ceremony, a new business celebration or a theme night get-together, we will look after it with all our customary care and attention to detail.

Team building

As well as providing formal conference settings, we also offer exciting activities that are ideal for team building. They include golf, paint-balling, hiking, assault-course training, water sports, pampering spa visits, bar or nightclub events and a host of other events, depending on your location.

The perfect wedding

We take all the stress out of your big day by organising every detail of a perfect wedding.

Celebrate Christmas with us

From cocktails and cuisine to music and dancing – if you’re planning for Christmas, let us take care of every last detail.

Team Building

In addition to providing formal conference settings at this hotel, and more relaxed corporate hospitality options, we are also able to offer other exciting activities that are ideal for team building activities. These could include golf, paint-balling, hiking, assault-course training, water sports, pampering spa visits, bar or nightclub events plus many other team building options working alongside specialist Team Building companies. This is entirely dependent on what’s available at the time of booking so please contact us as soon as possible so we can help.


We have used our extensive experience and expertise to create Training Works, a unique package tailored to meet the specific needs of the training market. This flexible, value-added package recognises the needs of the trainer and delegates, giving you all the support and service you need to run your training sessions successfully, your way.

Training Works

We provide both day and residential packages for delegates in surroundings that encourage their study and learning. The package offers full trainer recognition, including guaranteed room upgrade with improved workspace and complimentary internet access. And our spacious, light and air-conditioned training rooms include full equipment, technology, stationery and storage space.

We work alongside you to bring your training plans to life to ensure you get the best from your training time. Our venues promise clockwork running, trainer’s toolkit, break out area, themed breaks and a choice of buffet or restaurant lunch.

We’re here to help you train better.

The complete package

One of the things that makes us different is our fully inclusive package. This means we take care of every little thing, from the finer details at first contact, to a successful event on the day itself, and it’s all included in the price.

Following your policies

We recognise that sometimes you have training policies designed to enhance the delegate’s learning experience. These may range from disabling in-phones and movie feeds, to observing curfews or alcohol restrictions. We are happy to support these requests to ensure that your delegates get the most out of their training course.

Make a day of it

If you are with us for a day, the standard Day Delegate rate includes:

  • Hire of your main training suite to make your event a success.
  • Tea, coffee or mineral water refreshments on arrival to start the day.
  • Fresh fruit available in the room during the morning for a healthy snack.
  • Further refreshments and snacks throughout the day for a well-earned break.
  • Carefully selected lunch menu choices designed to revitalise your delegates and provide extra energy for the rest of the day.
  • Confectionery kick in your training room for a sweet tooth.
  • In some locations, a pre-booked post lunch health club energiser can overcome the post lunch slowdown.*

In the room

  • Your main training room will generally have natural daylight, blackout facilities and air conditioning – the perfect set-up to help your delegates feel relaxed, comfortable and be at their most creative◊
  • Extended set-up/clear down time so no training time is wasted – the room is always prepared two hours before start time.
  • Minimum of two complimentary flipcharts and an endless supply of flipchart paper so your delegates can have as many great ideas as they want.
  • Stationery pack with a guaranteed supply of post-it notes, pens and pencils.
  • LCD projector and screen for high impact, high visibility presentations.
  • Technology support if required.
  • Complimentary storage facility for training materials.
  • Recycling receptacle for paper.

At the venue

  • Daily operations briefing to ensure that everything runs like clockwork.
  • One complimentary syndicate/break out room, if required, because we understand that sometimes you need an additional room for group work.
  • Creative and inspiring themed breaks to keep delegates in the ‘right frame of mind’.
  • Flexible lunch formats designed to suit your agenda.

Looking after the trainer

We know how stressful it can be to organise a training event, particularly when it’s in full swing, so we do everything we can to make life easier for the trainer. For example, we include things like:

  • Guaranteed room upgrade wherever possible, with improved workspace and complimentary internet access.Δ
  • Complimentary reserved parking where we can.†
  • Waive room service tray charges.
  • Complimentary early or late check-in.
  • A porter service for training materials.

Stay overnight

Our residential training package includes everything available in the day rate above, together with a comfortable bedroom, a hearty breakfast and a three-course restaurant dinner to make your delegates’ experience positive and rewarding. Menus can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and will vary throughout your visit.

Maintaining confidentiality

We recognise the importance of confidentiality and will work with you to make sure that your meeting is handled discreetly and professionally.

  1. We will make it a top priority to ensure that your event is protected from a conflict of interest.
  2. We understand the security considerations around signage, the event and the brand, from the time of booking onwards.
  3. Your event organiser will ensure that all confidential material is disposed of properly during your event.

The IHG advantage

  1. Multi-award winning brands to suit all budgets*
  2. Designated multi-lingual EMEA Healthcare Toll Free booking desk.
  3. Accurate consolidation of your company’s IHG meeting and event spend.
  4. Guaranteed 4-hour response indicating availability and rates for 700+ hotels within EMEA.
  5. Your chosen Booking Agent can also have access to the Healthcare booking desk.

Talk to a member of our team: To find our more about IHG Meetings and how our Healthcare specialists can help with your next event, call us on: +800 44445566 or contact us via email on

Terms and conditions: Participating hotels only. Published prices are a guideline only to midweek training rates and are subject to market fluctuation and hotel availability. Rates may vary and weekends may be more competitive. Contact us for precise quotes, by date, and for multi-venue proposals. Minimum of 8 delegates plus trainer required to qualify for the package. Room service tray charges will be waived for the trainer only before departure. Early check in and late departure for the trainer must be pre-booked. *Health Club energiser must be pre-booked and will not be available at all times or in all clubs, check for availability. ΔBedroom upgrade for trainer is subject to availability at the time of booking. Internet access may be wired or wireless for one trainer only for the duration of stay. †One pre-booked car parking space reserved for the trainer where facility is available at chosen hotel(s). ◊Every effort will be made to ensure that the main training room has daylight, blackout facility and air conditioning. You will be advised at the time of booking if this is not possible Hotels operate a fair policy with stationery allowance, excessive consumption in relation to each booking may be chargeable. Prices are subject to VAT.