Brighton hotels, venues and restaurants at a glance

This south coast hotspot is a great place to do business as well as be entertained, says Suzanne King

Brighton offers plenty of traditional seaside charm, including its iconic pier

Brighton offers plenty of traditional seaside charm

Excellent hotels and conference venues make Brighton a great place to do business. But its fun-loving spirit means the seaside city has plenty to keep you occupied off-duty, too.

Stay in Brighton

Hotel du Vin Brighton

Made up of a quirky jumble of old buildings set around a central courtyard, the Hotel du Vin Brighton has 49 bedrooms, all with classic, but modern good looks and quality features, such as underfloor heating, Nespresso machines and fine Egyptian linens.

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

This seafront property is very close to the pier. It has 210 air-conditioned bedrooms (all with free WiFi), seven meeting rooms, and leisure facilities that include a swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Brighton Seafront Travelodge

This 159-bedroom budget property isn’t actually on the seafront. But it’s still well placed, a 10-minute walk from the train station and yards from the beach. Rooms come with comfy, king-size beds, and guests get a 25% discount at the NCP car park nearby.

The Grand Brighton

This seafront landmark should be looking grander than ever this season, after a major facelift for its famous façade. The inside won’t disappoint, either, with 201 elegant bedrooms, the two-AA-rosette GB1 and an in-house spa and gym.

The iconic seafront facade of The Grand Brighton

Restaurants in Brighton

Terre à Terre

Even keen carnivores sing the praises of this excellent vegetarian restaurant, famed for its delicious and inventive take on meat-free cooking, often with an Asian twist.

64 Degrees

A tiny place with a big reputation, this highly rated restaurant in the Lanes serves up small plates of modern British food.

The Coal Shed

First-rate steaks cooked on the Josper grill are the star attraction at this urban-rustic restaurant.

Riddle & Finns (The Beach)

This offshoot of the original Riddle & Finns delivers great seafood with a beach view. Don’t miss the oysters!

Freshly-caught lobster and oysters from Riddle & Finns (The Beach)

Meet

Hilton Brighton Metropole

This 340-bedroom hotel is the largest residential conference centre in the South. It offers a whopping 5,000 square metres of space. The 33 function rooms that can cater for anything from a small board meeting to a larger affair for up to 3,000 guests.

The British Airways i360 viewing tower is a new Brighton landmark

British Airways i360

Rated one of our top new venues to watch last year, this one-of-a-kind venue allows you to entertain up to 175 guests with a reception aboard the futuristic glass viewing pod as it glides into the sky. There are also beach-side rooms and terraces that can host meetings and events for 10 to 1,000. Read more about the i360 in our in-depth venue guide.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC

The many options at the American Express Community Stadium make it suitable for a wide range of events. As well as 10 lounges, five concourses and 21 executive boxes, it also has outside space for team-building activities and free parking for 600 cars.

Entertain

Royal Pavilion

Gloriously flamboyant inside and out, George lV’s former pleasure palace is a suitably eccentric icon for a fairly eccentric city. It is a must-see on any Brighton itinerary.

The Undercliff Walk

Walking the three-mile sea wall from Brighton Marina to Saltdean – white chalk cliffs on one side, rock pools and waves on the other – is a great way to get an invigorating blast of salty sea air.

Theatre Royal Brighton

One of the oldest theatres in the country (with a grand regency auditorium) plays host to a varied programme of dramas, musicals, comedians and dance performances.

Ridgeview Wine Estate

Ridgeview’s award-winning sparkling wines have been served at state banquets and at No 10. Take a trip to the estate, half an hour’s drive north of town, to tour the vineyard and sample the wares.

Want to book a meeting, venue or hotel stay in fun-loving Brighton? Speak to the experts at Capita Travel and Events today

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