New Bradford hotels 'will help boost conference industry'

26th September 2008

<p>Event organisers will be watching with interest following the news that Bradford regeneration chiefs plan to almost double the number of hotel rooms in the city.</p><p>With the number of available rooms set to reach 2,000 if the proposed ten new hotels are built, conference organisers will be able to host much larger events than the 1,079 existing rooms allowed.</p><p>Bradford Council executive member for regeneration Adrian Naylor explained that the move was necessary if the city is to attract top conference events.</p><p>"If we tried to attract conferences to the city at present, we would struggle because we don't have the size of hotels, so delegates would be split across a number of hotels. That does not attract business," he told local newspaper the Telegraph and Argus.</p><p>"Even when we effectively double the provision of hotel rooms, we will still have similar provision to, say, Nottingham which is smaller than Bradford.</p><p>"Professionals have been saying for years that Bradford has been under-represented with hotels and this will make up that deficit."</p><p>Bradford boasts a number of conference facilities, including the Hatton Training, Meeting and Conference Venue - a centrally located venue with a range of suites, conferences and meeting rooms.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18798558-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>