The ARA 2024 Annual Conference will take place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre (BCEC) in the heart of Birmingham.  

Delegates who registered with the inclusive accommodation rate will be booked into the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, which is located just a 2 minute walk from New Street Station.

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre

The Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Birmingham.  

This modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi and stylish rooms in Birmingham’s bustling centre.  

Each room at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. There is 24-hour room service and a varied range of delicious dishes are served at breakfast.

The hotel is steps away from the theatre district and the city’s vibrant Chinatown, and only 10 minutes by car from the M6 motorway. Shoppers are spoiled for choice with the high-end Mailbox, the vast Bullring and the Grand Central shopping centre within a short walk.  For a night out, head to the bars on buzzing Broad Street.

Birmingham Airport is 6.8 mi away.


Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
B5 4EW

Check-In: 3pm
Check-out: 11am

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Hotel Parking Available

Parking 4 minutes walk from hotel, Britannia Grand Central Station currently £9.50 for 24 hours.  Pay at hotel 
B5 4DQ

Further Parking available at NCP, charged from £3.95 for 1 hour and up to £33.95 for 24 hours. Pay at car park 
B5 4AN 

Shuttle Information

Local Shuttle

There is no Local Area Shuttle available at this hotel.

Airport Shuttle

Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Shuttle not available

East Midlands Aiport (EMA)
Shuttle not available

Public Transportation

Train Station
Birminghan New Street Station (South Side Exit)
Walking - Leave the train station via the Southside exit opposite the John Lewis escalators. Turn right at the top of the stairs and continue around to the ramp and follow this down. Turn left onto Hill Street at the bottom of the ramp and continue down this road. The hotel is located on your right hand side.

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