Burleigh Court celebrates turning 21

Burleigh Court has provided meeting facilities for thousands of companies and accommodation for over a million guests and this year celebrates turning 21

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Burleigh Court has provided meeting and event facilities for thousands of companies, luxurious accommodation for over a million guests and catering for everyone from Olympic athletes to wedding parties and this year celebrates 21 years as one of region’s favourite four star destinations.

The hotel, spa and meetings venue, run by Loughborough University’s hospitality brand imago, is celebrating this milestone by hosting a number of exciting events and activities throughout 2012. In addition to a gala dinner in March, the Burleigh Court team will be offering exclusive customer discounts and teaming up with local suppliers to launch unique imago treats including its own specially brewed ale.

2012 is set to be a momentous year for the whole imago team as it becomes the official host venue of Team GB and the Japanese Olympic team, with a number of top athletes due to stay at Burleigh Court during training.

Kay England, imago Chief Executive and team member since Burleigh Court opened 21 years ago, said: "I was here on the day that Burleigh Court first opened and I'm proud of where it now stands as a leading Leicestershire venue and host of two Olympic teams.

"The venue itself has vastly changed since a £8.5 million expansion in 2006 when the venue nearly doubled in size. This is the ideal year to celebrate 21 years in business as we not only mark this achievement but welcome athletes preparing for the 2012 Games.”

In 2009, a further £400,000 was invested to bring the original Burleigh Court bedrooms up to the same standard as those created in the 2006 expansion. In January 2012, £60,000 was also spent on the bar and lounge to create a relaxing space for guests and athletes alike. Since opening the venue has won numerous awards in recognition of its meeting facilities and accessibility status. Burleigh Court currently employs 82 staff members.

imago also manages Holywell Park, a versatile conference and exhibition centre and The Link, a quality budget hotel which is ideally located for access to the University, the M1 and East Midlands Airport. It also has a range of meeting facilities and accommodation across Loughborough University campus. For further information on imago visit www.welcometoimago.com, call 0845 036 4624, or follow @imagolboro on twitter.

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