Hampton by Hilton Blackpool reflects on town’s revival as a business events destination on five year anniversary
The Hampton by Hilton, partners of the town’s conference and exhibitions arm MeetBlackpool, celebrates its five year anniversary in 2023, providing the perfect milestone to reflect on the town’s revival as a top conference destination and showcase the transformation taking place to the wider industry.
Blackpool's new perception as a business events destination has been 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.
Hannah Mooney, Sales Manager at Hampton by Hilton Blackpool, says that there is more to Blackpool than people think as the town becomes increasingly recognised as a top events destination, with recent expansions and reinvestment into infrastructure boosting the local economy and championing sustainability.
Hannah said: “As the Sales Manager of the Hampton by Hilton in Blackpool, I am thrilled to celebrate our five year anniversary which gives us an opportunity to reflect on Blackpool’s emergence as a business events destination and bring to light the lesser-known aspects of our town to a number of industries.
“A cultural shift has taken place in Blackpool, often associated with leisure and entertainment, which now focuses on the town’s impressive corporate events offering. With its striking coastline, excellent transport links, and a range of modern conference facilities, Blackpool offers a unique setting that combines business with pleasure with a variety of venues, from historic theatres to state-of-the-art conference centres, which can cater to a variety of needs and budgets.
“The extension of the 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 bedspace we now offer has increased the appeal for corporate event managers and agencies alike.
“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.”
The Hampton by Hilton’s environmentally-conscious expansion is indicative of Blackpool’s attitude towards sustainability as a whole. As a business events destination, the town is committed to a greener future for visitors and locals, and is at the forefront of emerging and innovative sustainable technologies. Hannah commented: “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.”