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Meeting trends in 2019

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With the need for meetings on the rise, our budget hotel in Gatwick has been thinking about meeting trends for the coming year. With space for up to 25 delegates, our Crawley hotel is the ideal venue for a small meeting in fresh, clean surroundings. Check out our guide to the top three meeting trends for 2019.


Mindful events

With many people now using mindfulness as a way to combat stress in their lives, it makes sense for businesses to introduce mindful practices into the workplace also. In 2019 meetings will increasingly include an element of mindfulness. Meeting organisers can incorporate mindfulness in every element from the set up off the room to providing a wellness zone that provides creative opportunities.


Mindful Events

The age of AI

With tech becoming faster, smarter and more advanced, it is inevitable that new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and even chatbots will increasingly feature in meetings. While this can add an element of fun to a meeting, our Gatwick hotel suggests care should be taken to ensure it aids you in meeting your goals and doesn’t distract from them.


The age of AI

Festivals aren’t just for summer

This is a trend that started in 2018 and is set to continue in 2019. Festivalisation, as it has been named, allows delegates to take part in immersive events that are similar to some of the best parts of a consumer festival. Our hotel in Gatwick believes that there will be a large focus on innovative design and social media activity.


Festivals aren’t just for summer


The Holiday Inn Express Gatwick-Crawley provides a fresh, clean and uncomplicated conference and meeting venue for up to 25 delegates. With our excellent transport links, your attendees will have no trouble getting to a meeting on time.


Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley is near to Gatwick Airport and offers a smart, affordable hotel in Crawley, sure to give you a great night’s sleep. Contact the hotel team now to check availability or call 01293 525 523.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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