insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 94

BUSINESS BUSINESS DU VIN Take a pebble. Throw it. That's how close you are to the seafront. Nestled in the quaint narrow cobble-stoned alleyways of The Lanes, on the site of a former wine merchant, you'll find Hotel du Vin. A mere 15-minute walk from the train station and only 50 minutes from London Gatwick airport by direct train, the hotel is accessible to national and international guests alike. milk for your tea and Nespresso coffee machine, Egyptian cotton bed linen, deep baths, monsoon showers and fluffy towels, all to make you feel right at home. Less than two years ago the hotel could have become a memory, the place you once went to. They were starting to fall out of favour, and the hotel felt a little tired. In the past 18 months Hotel du Vin have redesigned the bar area, re-launched the terrace, and redecorated all of the bedrooms. But don’t let them stop there – there are still more plans afoot. More updates and redecorations are in the pipeline and the team are excited to announce the arrival of the new general manager, Gianluca Cugnetto. Gianluca joins the group with a wealth of experience in luxury hospitality and is sure to give the hotel a good shake up over the next few months… watch this space! The hotel can fall into two categories: the ‘best kept secret’ and the ‘you must go here’. Nonchalantly tucked away on Ship Street, they’re not as big and flashy as some of the others, but they are most certainly boutique and fabulous! But let's get down to business; choosing the right venue can really make a business event. At Hotel du Vin Brighton you've got an inspiring and architecturally striking venue, truly individual and inspiring meeting rooms, and a range of flexible packages and free Wi-Fi. Local and want to get involved in the fun? Each month sees a new Cocktail Masterclass and a new Wine Tasting session from £25 per person. There’s always a new ale in the Pub and with regularly refreshed menus in the Bar, Bistro and Pub there’s no reason to have the same again, unless of course you are unable to order anything but the mojito – but who could blame you? With five very different function rooms and a range of other areas to play with, Hotel du Vin is able to accommodate a range of different events. Function spaces vary in size from 10 to 100 people seated – ideal for any event you may wish to host whether it's teambuilding, networking, an away day, a product launch, training, a drinks reception, seminar or meeting. With new ventures on the horizon, and with Gianluca at the helm, the only way is up for Hotel du Vin in Brighton. When the work is done, play can begin with a wine tasting or cocktail masterclass with one of the trained Sommeliers, or mixologists. Alternatively why not wind down in Pub du Vin, a traditional pub with a du Vin twist where you can sample a selection of great local ales. Hotel du Vin 2 Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AD 01273 855221 To finish off why not make a night of it in one of the hotel’s 49 luxurious bedrooms, each named after a famous wine house, or local brewery (in the Pub du Vin). All boasting facilities including: mini bar with fresh chilled Hotel du Vin launches the brand new Aperitif jazz night on Tuesday 13th October 2015. Join them in the bar from 6.30pm for drinks with complimentary nibbles accompanied by live Jazz on every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 94