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50th homepage50th Anniversary Convention information

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR

The Crowne Plaza

plazaSingle, twin, double and family rooms are available for the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Room rates are exclusive to BOS for these nights only and include breakfast.

Twin rooms are available for those who may wish to share the cost of a room. If you wish to share with someone, please make your own arrangements with a partner. One of the partners should then pay the rate shown and partners will be responsible for settlement between themselves. Please indicate on both forms who you intend to share with.

A limited number of family rooms is available for 2 adults and either 1 child or 2 children. Please ensure your requirement is indicated on the booking form.

Please note: Rooms are available to book through the BOS booking form at the conference rates shown. A discount rate has been applied for room and meal bookings made before 31st May 2017, after which the supplemental price will apply.

If you wish to extend your stay before or after the nights shown, these nights must be booked through the hotel (01789 279988) and will be charged at the hotel rate at the time of booking and not at the BOS rate. When booking these extra nights, please inform the hotel that you are also booking separately for the BOS convention nights so that the hotel can allocate the same room throughout your stay.

The final deadline for booking rooms through BOS is Thursday 3rd August 2017 and BOS cannot accept room bookings after that date. If you wish to book a room after 3rd August 2017, it should be booked with the hotel directly and, as above, will be charged at the hotel rate at the time of booking.

All rooms are en suite with tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television and air conditioning.

Directions to the venue can be found here.

Food and drink

Breakfast is included in the room rate

Conference Lunches (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Two options will be available and both options will be available by ticket only and must be booked through the Convention booking form and be received by Thursday 3rd August 2017.

1) A Conference buffet lunch comprising:

Selection of meat, fish and vegetarian hot dishes available from the buffet
Chef’s potato and vegetable dish of the day
Selection of cold cuts
Chef’s selection of salads
Selection of fresh desserts served with cream
Selection of Seasonal Fruits
Coffee and tea

2) A light lunch of a sandwich platter with chips. (This option excludes drinks which are available to buy at the time.)

Dinner for the Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights will not be booked through BOS. Delegates will be free to choose from the hotel’s extensive restaurant menus (paid for locally). To ensure table availability, the hotel has recommended that these meals are booked in advance or on the day with the hotel directly and should be paid for at the time or put on the room bill.
Alternatively, delegates can venture out to any of Stratford-upon-Avon’s many pubs or restaurants offering everything from fast food to fine dining.

Dinner for the Saturday night. To celebrate our 50 years, BOS is pleased to invite all member delegates to a Gala Dinner to be served in the hotel ballroom. The gala dinner will comprise:

Reception drink (courtesy of the Crowne Plaza)
A fixed 3-course private dinner of a starter, main course (with vegetarian option) and dessert.
Coffee and tea

A bar is located in the ballroom reception area where drinks including wine by the glass or bottle can be purchased.

The dinner, along with after-dinner entertainment, will be free to BOS members.
Non-members are welcome but there will be a charge for their dinner. A family membership will entitle just one person to receive the free dinner. The Gala dinner will be by ticket only, must be booked through the Convention booking form and be received by Thursday 3rd August 2017.

Tea and coffee, biscuits and fruit will be available throughout the weekend and the cost is included in the Convention fee.

Other information

Car Parking The hotel has an extensive car park which is free of charge

Gym/Spa Hotel Residents have free use of the Health and Fitness Centre with a whirlpool, sauna, gym and heated pool. A spa is available but chargeable.

WiFi Standard tier wireless internet is available free of charge throughout the hotel.

The Conference fee and the Model collection are not subject to early discount


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