Hilton Birmingham Metropole Joins AEV

26th Oct, 2022

The Lobby at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The largest hotel in England outside London, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, has joined the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the association announced today.

The hotel, located on the N.E.C complex, first opened in 1976 and has undergone several major refurbishments since. Most recently, the hotel has developed new restaurant and bar concepts, a new executive lounge, a health club and an indoor swimming pool. The Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel is a popular choice for conferences and events with nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of event space, and it attracts more than 1700 events every year.

Rachel Parker, AEV director,, welcomed the hotel to the association, saying, "The Hilton Birmingham Metropole has a long history as a centre for national events, and I'm pleased to welcome this multi-purpose venue to our association. The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is not just a place to sleep, it delivers outstanding event services at a large scale, and will have great expertise, experience and variety to share with fellow members."

About AEV
The Association of Event Venues (AEV) serves an established event venue community, and focuses on creating and driving platforms that service fundamental industry needs. AEV is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a full time secretariat. AEV membership enables venues to work closely with members of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) to increase the profile and significance of events within the marketing mix.

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