Nadia M Johnston, Administrative Officer/Congress Organiser
Teachers’ Union of Ireland
“The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has chosen Clayton Whites Hotel, formerly Whites of Wexford, as a venue for its Annual Congress on several occasions, most recently in April 2015. Around 450 delegates attend Congress and there are around 550 delegates and invited guests who attend the gala dinner.
The location of Whites is superb. The hotel is in the centre of Wexford and retailers and restaurants in the town support the event and offer discounts to delegates. The town really comes together to make delegates feel welcome and special. As a venue, Whites can accommodate many different sizes of events. The dedicated business centre is located on the 1st floor of the hotel which means that all meeting rooms that may be required for the running of a conference are within easy access of the main hall.
As a conference organiser, I find communication with the venue is vital to the success of TUI Congress. In the lead up to the event, communication with Whites was second to none – not just with the events manager, but with other departments, such as reservations and catering. During Congress itself, this communication flowed effortlessly. I never had to look for a member of staff – there was always someone there to help with whatever was required. Without exception, every single member of staff was friendly, efficient and professional.
Many delegates commented on how impressed they were with the service during the gala dinner. Ensuring that 550 people are served promptly with good quality food is a huge task and one which was run with military precision. Our delegates love coming to Whites and I find them fantastic to work with. TUI Congress definitely will return to Whites in the future”.
Joanna O’Byrne, Executive Officer
Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO)
“The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation held a 3 day Conference in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford in March 2016. Over 900 delegates and guests attended the conference which is ideal for a conference of this size. The support provided by the hotel to the conference organisers in advance was top class as was the assistance and attention to detail from staff throughout the conference. Feedback from delegates in relation to catering, hotel facilities and accommodation was extremely positive. INTO is very happy to recommend Clayton Whites Hotel as a conference venue”.
Ann Lynch, President
ESU/ Energy Services Union (of Ireland)
“The ESU has chosen the Clayton Whites Hotel formally Whites of Wexford as the venue for our Annual Delegates Conference in 2015 and also this year in April 2016. Around 120 delegates and invited guests attended the 2 day conference and the Gala Dinner.
The hotel is located in the centre of Wexford with easy access to the retailers and restaurants many whom offer discounts to the attendees. The hotel amenities are superb, the dedicated business centre and meeting rooms on the first floor are excellent for running a conference, the leisure and spa facilities are first rate and the bar and restaurant are outstanding.
Our conference was an outstanding success with no snags and this was due to the attention to details provided by the management of Whites in all departments from events, reservations and catering. During the conference communication with all staff was second to none and there was always someone there to help with whatever was required. All staff were friendly, efficient and professional and the hospitality received was remarkable.
All delegates love coming to Whites and were really impressed with their stay. I find the staff fantastic to work with and definitely will return in the future. Once again it 3 cheers to all”.LESS INFORMATION