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Spend the perfect Christmas at Regency Park Hotel

All of our staff members at the Regency Park Hotel absolutely love the Christmas period, and so we always aim to provide the warmest and most memorable experiences for anyone who chooses to take advantage of one of our Christmas hotel packages.

We've put together a great range of options to ensure that you come to enjoy the season with us. One of biggest reasons people continue to enjoy one of Regency Park Hotel's Christmas hotel packages is the delicious food that we have on offer.

Our Christmas Party Nights provide you with a three course meal. We offer a fantastic selection to please even the pickiest of eaters, and it's all topped off with coffee and mince pies. But don't think that we're happy enough just providing you and your guests with a wonderful menu, as you'll also be able to enjoy our traditional Christmas party novelties, and once the meal is over, you'll be able to dance the night away as you disco 'till midnight.

Of course, we understand how busy the holidays are, so we also offer Christmas Party Lunches, which provide the same mouth-watering menu and fun party novelties, but leave aside the disco. We're so keen to hang on to the Christmas spirit that you can even book Post Christmas Parties during January to help you see in 2015 in style.

If we're lucky enough for you to spend Christmas Day with us, you'll be greeted by the same superior service, as we welcome you with festive cheer and a welcome glass of champagne. Our Christmas Day menu contains five wonderful courses, and we've taken care to include your traditional holiday favourites, while not neglecting our own personal touches.

For your starter you might enjoy braised chicken or crab samosas, while for your main, you could take the roast turkey and stuffing or a tomato polenta. That's just a small selection from the fusion of traditional and contemporary food available on our Christmas Day menu.

There really is no better way to celebrate the season than by booking one of our Christmas hotel packages here at Regency Park Hotel. We're providing an unforgettable Christmas time for both you and us, so you'll know that we do the very best we can to make things absolutely perfect. 

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Make this Christmas one to remember with us 

You'll have a lot to think about when browsing the best hotels for Christmas, although admittedly slightly less should you choose Regency Park Hotel. After all, we simply adore Christmas and always go the extra mile to ensure that our guests enjoy visits to our prestigious premises that they never forget.

We currently have a broad range of hotel deals on offer for Christmas, so why not find out more about our acclaimed festive party nights? Sign up for one of our Christmas parties and you'll be able to enjoy a three-course meal plus a disco and a party, while rubbing shoulders with some of the friendliest, fun-loving people around.

You can even book a private party for your staff, friends or family members if you wish. Our team know exactly how to put on a party that you'll never forget, so why wait any longer if you're keen to see this Christmas go with a bang rather than a whimper?

If you'd rather visit us in the daytime, we can cater for you. We are currently taking bookings for our renowned Christmas lunches, and what's more is that if you're keen to avoid those post-Christmas blues, you can even dine with us in January without missing out on any of the festivities.

Alternatively, you may wish to dine with us on Christmas Day itself. We offer delicious five-course Christmas lunches with all the trimmings, but don't hesitate to get the wheels in motion if you do wish to visit us on December 25th, as places are filling up fast. You can rely on our experienced events co-ordinators to make everything run like clockwork.

The fun doesn't stop there, either. Our New Year's Eve Black and White Ball is ideal for those who don't want to stay at home on 31st December, and by attending this momentous occasion, you'll be able to enjoy a six-course dinner with a range of wines and entertainment from a great magician and DJ.

Enjoy Christmas and New Year in style by spending them with us at Regency Park Hotel. Those seeking the best hotels for Christmas will find our Yuletide events to be nothing less than the stuff of magic. 

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Enjoy a memorable Christmas at Regency Park Hotel 

We're now into autumn, so if you haven't decided how you're going to celebrate the festive season, why not take a look at what's on offer at Regency Park Hotel? Our modern establishment is presently offering a series of Christmas hotel deals and can help you to make this festive season one that you'll remember for a long time to come.

We're keen to welcome you to one of our Christmas party nights. These party nights consist of a 3-course Christmas dinner, a disco and a party and you can either book a private event or mix and mingle with our eclectic range of guests. Our team have years of experience behind them when it comes to planning festivities, so rest assured that you'll be able to soak up a magical atmosphere and be met with the warmest of welcomes.

If an evening dinner is not for you, don't worry – you can enjoy one of our acclaimed three-course Christmas lunches in the daytime. If you can't make it in December – or if you'll be attempting to banish those January blues – we can offer you a post-Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Don't forget that you can also spend the big day itself with us if you wish.

Spaces are filling up for our five-course lunch on 25th December, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you do want to visit us on Christmas Day. We're also taking bookings for our New Year's Eve Black and White Ball. This involves a six-course dinner, series of wines, DJ and magician. Why not see the year out in style with Regency Park Hotel?

Or perhaps you're interested in booking a private Christmas party, maybe even for a whole workforce? In that case, our events co-ordinators have the experience and expertise needed to help you to plan the perfect night and are passionate about helping you to create magic. We've held Christmas parties for companies from a wide variety of sectors in the past, so don't wait any longer to call us if you're looking for some of the best Christmas hotel deals. 

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Create the ultimate festive experience 

If you've got Christmas on your mind but haven't organised your celebrations as yet, there are exceptional deals awaiting you. Here at Regency Park Hotel, we still have Christmas hotel deals available and can help you to create the magic that you're looking for this festive season.

We can help you to create your perfect Christmas, and with a number of packages on offer, you can count on us to cater for your needs, whatever they are. Whether you're interested in a private party or letting your hair down as part of one our mixed celebrations, we're here to help you to make Christmas 2014 one of the best ever.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers sensational Christmas nights. Our Christmas nights feature a three-course dinner and a disco, which continues until midnight. We're never happy until we know that our guests have enjoyed a wondrous occasion, which is why we go the extra mile to build the best possible atmosphere.

You can celebrate with us in the daytime too if you wish with one of our three-course Christmas lunches, and what's better is that you can even enjoy one of our festive meals in January if you're struggling to fight off those winter blues after the real festive season has come to an end.

Whatever you're looking for in your event, our events team is here to make your wishes a reality.

Our events co-ordinators can talk to you in depth about what you're looking for and are passionate about exceeding expectations. Eager to spend Christmas Day itself with us? Then get in touch right now. We still have places left for a five-course lunch but they're filling up fast, so don't miss out, call us now.

The fun doesn't stop there, either. More and more people are talking about our New Year's Eve celebrations, and we're sure that you'll love our Black and White Ball in the luxurious Parkland Suite as well as the six-course dinner, sumptuous wines, entertaining magician and DJ that accompany it.

There's simply no need to look anywhere else than Regency Park Hotel if you're looking for the best Christmas hotel deals. 

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Regency Park Hotel: passionate about creating festive magic

The festive season is getting closer and closer, and there really is no time like the present for those looking for the finest Christmas hotel packages. At Regency Park Hotel, we're passionate about helping you to create magic, so why not take a look at what we can offer if you're determined to make Christmas 2014 one of the best yet?

We have various packages on offer, and among the most popular are our special Christmas Party nights. These nights can be held privately or you can partake in one of our exciting mixed party nights, where you'll be able to rub shoulders with a fantastic range of friendly people.

At our Christmas nights, you'll be able to enjoy a festive three-course dinner as well as a traditional party and disco, which continues all the way until 12am. We go the extra mile when it comes to creating an exceptional atmosphere, so you can count on us to bring you a magical experience during the season of goodwill.

If you'd rather celebrate in the daytime, we can offer you a three course Christmas lunch, while if you're keen to ward off the feeling of deflation post-December 25th, don't worry as we can also help you to celebrate Christmas as late as January.

Our events team are here to help you to create the evening of your dreams, so simply get in touch with us if you're thinking of planning the perfect festive event on our prestigious premises. Don't forget that you can also join us on the big day itself for a mammoth 5-course lunch – but it's wise to book early to avoid disappointment as the places are already filling up fast.

We're also excited about our New Year's Eve festivities, so why not get in touch to arrange your attendance at our famous Black and White Ball in the elegant setting of the Parkland Suite? This time it's a six-course dinner with acclaimed wines, a magician and a fantastic DJ to entertain you into 2015.

Take a closer look at our Christmas hotel packages at Regency Park Hotel today. You'll soon see that if there's any time of year when you really ought to take advantage of our hospitality, it's the weeks and months that conclude 2014 and welcome in 2015. 

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Book now for better Christmas hotel deals

Christmas hotel deals in Berkshire are in big demand at this time of year, and we can certainly bring you some of the best of them here at Regency Park Hotel. Ours is one of the most exquisite, popular and well-facilitated hotels in the region and there are various Christmas packages to choose from if you are now planning this year's festivities. You won't be disappointed if you celebrate Christmas with us, whether you're spending the day itself here or visiting in the weeks leading up to the event.

Get in touch today if you wish to book a Christmas works party or a festive lunch. Whether you're booking for staff, friends or family members, we can provide you with the ideal backdrop for your get-together. With a range of deals available, you're bound to find something that suits. There are various Christmas hotel deals for you of the highest standard here at Regency Park Hotel.

Our party nights are among our most popular options. With prices starting at just £32.50 per person, you can look forward to not only a three-course Christmas dinner, but a also range of games and a disco – which continues into the small hours. The fun doesn't have to end on 25th December either – a number of our guests have enjoyed post-Christmas parties as well as Boxing Day get-togethers here. Of course, you can also get involved with our Black and White Ball and Tapas Style Dinner Dance on New Year's Eve.

You don't have to stay over at the hotel but if you do, you'll be able to get a great deal on accommodation as an attendee of one of our parties. There are 108 different bedrooms to choose from and a huge number of facilities including free parking, Wi-Fi, the sauna, fitness suite and swimming pool. Make this Christmas and New Year's Eve that little bit more special by booking a stay at Regency Park Hotel. Why head anywhere else if you’re looking for Christmas hotel deals?

More and more people are choosing us for parties, business meeting and weddings. Our staff are renowned for their exceptional customer care standards and have the expertise and experience needed to help you get the most out of your visit or stay. Get in touch today to make Christmas bookings. 

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The menu options awaiting those who book one of our Christmas packages 

It goes without saying that there are a lot of people booking hotels at Christmas. They may be planning a spectacular trip to London or one of the UK's other major cities, or they may be heading abroad. At the same time, the festive season is an appropriate time to pause, reflect on and celebrate the year that has just passed - and there are few better places to do that than Regency Park Hotel.

Our establishment - located in a tranquil spot between the Berkshire towns of Newbury and Thatcham - is in strong demand all year round, and for many reasons. But one of the biggest is undoubtedly the standard of our dining, largely taking place in the award winning Watermark restaurant. Yuletide is an especially great time for enthusiastic diners to come and visit us, thanks to our ever-popular Christmas hotel packages.

You, your family and/or your company may book one of our Christmas Party nights, for example, taking up the opportunity of a festive three course dinner with coffee, traditional party with novelties and disco until midnight. The Christmas Party Dinner Menu is certainly a tempting one, with options ranging from leek, potato soup and croutons to roast courgette, mushroom tartlet, rocket salad and garlic vinaigrette.

Alternatively, one may choose us over hotels at Christmas for a lunch on Christmas Day itself, enjoying a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a five course traditional lunch in the Watermark restaurant. Select from such items on the menu as split pea and ham hock soup, fresh crab samosas, traditional roast turkey, tomato polenta, Christmas pudding and more. Of course, you'll also get no shortage of coffee and mince pies.

Some of our visitors prefer to spend Christmas Day itself elsewhere, though, getting all of the hectic stuff out of the way before joining us for our Boxing Day Celebrations. Again, a three course lunch is on offer, an informal gathering on this day of the year in our Watermark restaurant allowing you to try out the likes of French onion soup, smoked salmon, sun blushed tomato beignet, filet of cod and wild mushroom ravioli.

We could go on and on, mentioning the ever-glitzy and glamorous New Year's Eve Black and White Ball encompassing a superb six course dinner, or the 'Tapas Style' Buffet Dinner Dance taking place that same night. The only reasonable conclusion we can come to is that when you are perusing the best events at Berkshire hotels this Christmas, those at Regency Park Hotel are impossible to overlook. 

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Enjoy an exquisite Christmas at Regency Park Hotel

If you're now thinking about your festive plans, chances are you'll be eager to start making bookings and placing orders now to avoid disappointment. Certainly, if you're looking for Christmas hotel packages, for example, those of Regency Park Hotel could be just the ticket.

Regency Park Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the Reading and Thatcham area and is able to offer various festive deals. You can get in touch today to book a Christmas party night for you and your staff, or even a Christmas lunch for a small group of friends or family members. We have deals to suit everyone, so take a closer look at what we can offer today.

Our party nights are affordable yet exquisite, with pricing starting at just £32.50 per person. Included in the packages is a three course Christmas dinner, party games and a disco that carries on into the late night. You can even book post-Christmas parties with us, or hold your Boxing Day festivities at the venue. Don't forget about our famous New Year's Eve celebrations too – why not partake in the Black and White Ball and the Tapas Style Dinner Dance?

If you don't want to travel home at the end of the night, you can take advantage of our Seasonal Sleepover rates, which enable anyone attending a party at the venue to save cash and stay in luxury in one of our 108 bedrooms. We can also offer complementary Wi-Fi and parking, as well as leisure facilities such as the fitness suite, swimming pool and sauna.

A huge series of events have been held at the Regency Park Hotel and we have hosted everything from training workshops to corporate dinners and weddings. We're here to help you, your friends and family to create magical festive memories that you'll cherish forever.

Why not make this Christmas that little bit more special by heading to the acclaimed, warmly-welcoming four-star Regency Park Hotel during the forthcoming festive period? We are now taking bookings, so get in touch right away if you're looking for nothing less than the best Christmas hotel packages in the region. 

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Among Berkshire hotels, Regency Park Hotel continues to stand out 

It's easy to forget all of the factors that make Regency Park Hotel one of the leading Berkshire hotels, such is this modern establishment's excellence in seemingly every area. The hotel's setting, for example, is a pleasant and tranquil one making for the ideally relaxed overnight stay, business meeting or visit to the attached health club. Being located between Newbury and Thatcham, the hotel is also convenient to reach for those travelling between these towns.

One factor that will always make Regency Park Hotel one of the highest-regarded Berkshire hotels is its superbly-appointed rooms - all 108 of them being contemporary in style and making for the most comfortable stay. They are light and airy, but also have all of the obvious amenities that one might need, from digital LCD televisions, ironing facilities and hypo allergenic pillows and duvets to complimentary wireless broadband and a room fridge and hospitality tray.

Nor does hotel dining get much better than that offered at Regency Park Hotel's very own Watermark restaurant. This award winning establishment serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it isn't the only part of the hotel where one may sample the finest cuisine, exclusive private dining also being possible in one of its distinguished banqueting suites. There's even a licensed bar, from which one may enjoy delightful coffee, lighter meals and snacks.

People also frequently choose Regency Park Hotel over other Berkshire hotels on the strength of its members and residents only health club, where such facilities as a state of the art air conditioned Technogym, 17 metre indoor swimming pool, steam room, spa pool and sauna can be accessed. An extensive selection of treatments means that the right one is always available, whether the guest wishes to feel reinvigorated or relaxed.

In addition, it's difficult to overlook the many special events and offers available at Regency Park Hotel when assessing it as a place to stay. From events like the establishment's famous Jazz Sundays and the regular Wedding Fayre, to special packages relating to different occasions and times of year, there's always something on at Regency Park Hotel to make a visit to this modern venue feel fresh and new, each and every time. Enquire now about your own next stay at one of the highest-regarded Berkshire hotels. 

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Looking for Christmas hotel packages? They don't come any better than Regency Park Hotel's 

Regency Park Hotel is, of course, an exceptional place to book a stay irrespective of the time of year. With its location between Newbury and Thatcham, it's a tranquil place to come if you are on a business trip or simply wish to explore the area on a recreational basis. The bedrooms are light, airy and contemporary, the Watermark restaurant offers award-winning dining and we're very proud of our Health Club, too.

However, right now - the time when you might prefer to sip on your holiday cocktail or head for the swimming pool - is actually the perfect time to plan your festive period, and Regency Park Hotel has always been difficult to beat when it comes to Christmas hotel packages. From treating your family and friends to the perfect Christmas Lunch, to keeping your company's employees' morale up with a well-timed Christmas Party Night, it's all offered at our Berkshire establishment.

You could be paying just £32.50 per person for the ideal Party Night, and there's simply no better place to enjoy a traditional 3-course Christmas dinner, complete with coffee, party novelties and dancing 'til you drop. Our festive lunch options, meanwhile, include not only traditional Christmas Day Lunch, but also Boxing Day Celebrations and Post Christmas Parties.

Indeed, you don't have to stop having fun at Regency Park Hotel just because the festive period is over. That's because we are also highly rated for our New Years Eve Celebrations, which for 2015, once again includes our famous Black & White Ball alongside our Tapas Style Dinner Dance. We even offer seasonal sleepover rates to all of our festive party guests - ideal if you don't fancy booking that taxi home just yet.

More information about our Christmas hotel packages can be requested via our usual contact details. Don't forget that whatever the time of year, the contemporary and well-equipped Regency Park Hotel offers an unrivalled accommodation experience, its spacious and elegant suites being nicely complemented by extensive purpose-built meeting facilities and a generous calendar of other special events.

When it comes to the finest Christmas hotel packages, however, Regency Park Hotel really does have no equal. 

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Prepare for another Regency Park Hotel Wedding Fayre this autumn 

We've discussed before on this news page, the aspects of Regency Park Hotel that make it one of the undoubted best wedding venues in Berkshire. Ours is a gleaming venue between Newbury and Thatcham that provides a special, chic and tranquil setting in which to tie the knot - but of course, even with the best efforts of our professional Wedding Planners, much also depends on you preparing well to ensure that your special day truly is as special as you'd hoped for.

That's why we don't just offer delightful, exquisite suites, or even the finest expert assistance on the day, but also run a Wedding Fayre that presents the perfect opportunity to peruse wedding show special offers and take advantage of a free prize draw. But above all else, it's about getting to meet a wide range of wedding service exhibitors in person, so that you can start planning each and every aspect of your special day to perfection.

But do you want to know possibly the best thing of all about our Wedding Fayre? Admission is completely free. So, if you're thinking of getting hitched in the next year or so and are anywhere near the Regency Park Hotel this autumn, pop in on Sunday 12th October between 11am and 3:30pm and see exactly who is offering the services that could help to make your big day truly one to remember for the rest of your life.

Once you've attended, what's next? Well, we bet that you'll have already decided on your wedding venue by then. Regency Park Hotel is one of the best-regarded wedding venues in Berkshire, and is well-equipped to cater for your most specialised requirements. But above all else, it is just a wonderful place to celebrate your union.

The Parkland Suite, for example, is gorgeous, spacious and full of character, in addition to being able to accommodate 140 guests, while the Paris Suite is more intimate, being suitable for 70 guests and boasting doors leading out into a pleasant conservatory. Perhaps more important even than the setting, however, is the bespoke service and sheer dedication of Regency Park Hotel's  Wedding Planners to making your wedding day one of a kind - in all of the right ways.

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Get in shape for summer at Regency Park Hotel

You can totally transform yourself at our health club in Thatcham. For starters, we have an attractive price offer for entry into our health club, meaning that you can tone up in a few weeks, and be ready to hit the beach. There are 32 pieces of gym equipment, which means even at busy times, you're likely to find a space. What is more, there is a spa bath here, which is bound to invigorate you after a session, along with sauna and steam facilities. You may just sweat the pounds off.

There's also nothing more luxurious than a dip in cool water on a hot day. Our pool is 17 metres long at our health club in Thatcham, and there are all sorts of health benefits to be gained from going for a swim. When you join with the offer, you will receive a complimentary check of your level of fitness and an exercise regime will be drawn up for you. If you like the results, why not become a long-term patron of the gym? After using this offer, you won't have to pay the admission charge.

By getting in shape for summer at our health club in Thatcham, you can wear what you like at the beach, and get into summer dresses that show off your upper arms. You'll also feel cooler when the hot weather strikes. Of course, it's always beneficial to be healthy, and vigorous exercise releases growth hormones that can keep you looking young.

This is a seriously good value offer, and our advice to your would be to make the best use of it while you are on the trial period. If you thought you would only be able to access the fitness facilities, you'll be pleased to know can also come along to the fitness classes.

Take the opportunity to blitz your body with a class solely for your abs, or a session that targets your derriere, pins and tum in one. You can also get your money's worth by enjoying the great TV and music facilities on offer. Regency Park Hotel is a place you'll want to visit, which will make exercise all the easier.

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What makes a modern venue the best choice for a wedding in Berkshire?

Everyone wants an idyllic wedding - one that they will remember for the rest of their lives with their loved one. However, it's easy to fall for the idea that this absolutely must mean a more historic backdrop, perhaps with a church, abbey or other ruin in the background of every wedding photo.

The truth is that people across the UK - and certainly Berkshire - are routinely turning wedding traditions on their head these days, and it can actually be a much more contemporary venue that provides you with the most unforgettable wedding in Berkshire. If there's one such local venue that certainly demonstrates the benefits of modern surroundings in which to celebrate your nuptials, it's Regency Park Hotel between Newbury and Thatcham.

One only needs to walk into any one of the establishment's suites, for example, to be greeted by an interior design that is the height of contemporary chic. The self-contained Parkland Suite exudes character and has also been designed with the needs of modern ceremonies firmly in mind, sporting an exclusive private entrance with its own reception and bar area. It can accommodate as many as 140 guests, and also has a sun terrace on which canapes and pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed as the weather hots up.

Another illustration of just how much modern design that bring to a Berkshire wedding venue is provided by the more intimate Paris Suite, with its plentiful natural daylight that ensures a fresh and vibrant ambience. Up to 70 guests can be accommodated here, working their way through the doors to a spacious conservatory with its own private bar. It's ideal for those loved-up couples who aren't that excited by the idea of the traditional church ceremony or local Registrar's office.

There are many other ways in which the Regency Park Hotel marks itself out as an unashamedly modern venue for a wedding in Berkshire. The establishment's broad range of wedding and civil partnership packages, teamed with more bespoke services, caters for every possible need of the couple. Special bedroom rates are also available for guests, and that's before one considers the availability of a professional Wedding Planner, whose job it is to ensure that every aspect of the big day goes just right.

Enquire today about the ultimate contemporary wedding venue in Berkshire at the Regency Park Hotel - you'll be glad you did something a bit different for your own ceremony and reception. 

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What makes Regency Park Hotel one of the best health spas in Thatcham? 

If you have been travelling in or around the towns of Newbury and Thatcham in the Royal County of Berkshire, whether for personal, pleasure or business reasons, there may also be reason for you to stop off at Regency Park Hotel. After all, this stylish and contemporary establishment offers so much that one would expect of the complete, well-appointed hotel - from comfortable bedrooms and an alluring bar and lounge to the acclaimed Watermark restaurant.

However, this summer in particular, you may spend a particularly great amount of time in this part of Berkshire to see attractions like Highclere Castle - the real life Downton Abbey. As you do, whether alone or with family, there will surely be times when you feel the need to get out of the sun and away from the tourist crowds. Such a haven can be provided in the form of one of the premier health spas in Thatcham, right here at Regency Park Hotel.

Our health club includes the most generous leisure facilities that one could expect of a hotel at this price, and then a little more. There's a sauna, steam room, fitness suite, beauty spa, spa pool, 17m swimming pool and even free parking. Those wanting to get or keep fit at this members and residents only health club can make the most of the finest in personalised programmes, fitness assessments and personalised training. In doing so, they can use the very best Technogym equipment while enjoying music and visual entertainment.

If you just can't stay away from the pool - and why would you? - it's the ideal place for Aqua Aerobics, or simple relaxation. You'll also find a chilled water station and some very inviting warm showers here. Nor can one easily ignore the many beauty treatments adding to the fine reputation of one of the best health spas in Thatcham. From Elemis and St Tropez to Jessica nails and reflexology, as well as spa day packages and holistic treatments like manicures, pedicures, massages and facials, there's plenty to take advantage of here.

These amenities, activities and treatments all serve the same goal - ensuring that you leave our hotel both feeling and looking better than you left it. That's the difference when you choose the health spa of Regency Park Hotel. 

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Enjoy jazz on Sunday at Regency Park Hotel

Of all of the Berkshire hotels, Regency Park Hotel has to be one of the most sophisticated. You see on the 18th May, jazz musician Pete Allan will be playing in our highly rated bistro, which means that you can enjoy sumptuous cuisine while listening to thrilling jazz numbers. Entry is ten pounds per person, and if you also book a Sunday carvery with us, you can get 20 per cent off on the day. As the normal price would be £19.95 per person, it's worth a drink to you.

The musician, Pete Allan, is pre-eminent in the jazz world. He has won a number of plaudits for his outstanding contributions to the genre, and is recognised as one of today's greats. In addition, our restaurant, The Watermark, has won an AA Rosette. You will enjoy excellent food prepared by a top chef, with the best ingredients that are chosen for flavour and mouth feel.

As the kitchen staff appreciate how selecting seasonal items for the menu improves the quality of your food, your visit to The Watermark is assured to be different and interesting each time. Certainly of all the Berkshire hotels, your visit on the 18th May will prove to be a memorable experience.

The performance will be between 3 and 5.30, and Mr Allan will be playing the clarinet as well as saxophones of various sizes. He will also sing. He has developed his own sound, which is appreciated from the American South to European jazz festivals. The soloist will perform jazz classics, and you will recognise tunes from country as well as orchestral pieces.

Before the meal, you may want to enjoy an aperitif, and afterwards, you can take in a cocktail at our well stocked bar. The Watermark is decorated to be a place you will love to spend time in, and there is a view over a garden with its own waterfalls. We even have fine wines selected from top vineyards across the globe.

What's more, you will be waited on by people who understand what is expected of them, which helps to create an ambiance of refined dining. Regency Park Hotel really has to be one of the finest Berkshire hotels.

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Prepare a Mother's Day treat that's sure to impress

Mother's Day is fast approaching. So whether you are making up for a year of missed phone calls, or you are the apple of your mother's eye, dining at Regency Park Hotel is bound to impress. You see, we're a hotel in Berkshire with the celebrated Watermark restaurant that has won accolades for its style and sophistication.

For your first course, you can enjoy a smoked salmon roulade. Then you might move onto pan-fried duck breast with braised leg, roasted pear and butternut squash gratin. Finish it off with an orange sponge pudding and crème Anglaise. You can catch up between courses, and wow her with each dish that appears at her placemat. Would your siblings be clever enough to think of that? We think not.

Then comes the pièce de résistance. Included in the deal is a ten pound gift token for your mother to spend at our spa, or to exchange for a day pass in our fitness suite. At our hotel in Berkshire, our facility includes a sumptuously grand swimming pool, spa pool and sauna. We even have a steam room for her to let off some steam. If you have been avoiding her calls, she'll be a lot easier to deal with after a deep relaxation session, but it will be down to you to stay in contact from then on… or keep her coming to our spa.

She may well want to. We can offer everything from Jessica nails polish to facials and massages at our hotel in Berkshire. She can even shift some excess pounds in the luxury of our state of the art gym, with music to accompany her exertions. You can spend the lunch enumerating all of this without the conversation turning towards when you will decide to settle down, or what your next career move will be. Above all, you'll love the smile it puts on her face. It'll certainly create a memory to treasure, and set the bar high for your brothers or sisters to follow.

If you wish to arrange that special date, simply call us on 01635 588 706. There are only so many tables at our Watermark restaurant, and with limited availability, spaces for the Mother's Day package are set to be snapped up in no time. 

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Take up our spring corporate offer for magnificent meetings

Does your organisation tend to hold a conference in the spring, and does it tend to drag? Well here at Regency Park Hotel, we have corporate meeting rooms for hire, which makes for a much more enticing proposition. You see, we're a high end hotel in Berkshire. That means attendees will be in the lap of luxury among our stunning grounds, and you can justify it to the finance department, as right now we have a spring conference offer.

Only in April, if you hire our corporate meeting rooms for this month, you'll get a bundle of high value extras. There will be hot drinks and croissants at the start of the day. At the first break, there will be tiffin, and for lunchtime, an extensive food selection from warm or cool plates. After the second session, we will also lay on afternoon tea. There will be complimentary internet access, which is great for getting files sent at the last minute during the conference, and we will provide everything attendees need to make notes.

Just imagine how your presentation will shine on our big screen. There will also be an A3 pad for you to use, and throughout the day, there will be limitless hot drinks. Apples and bananas will also be available. What's more, there will be breath fresheners and bottled water for invitees. All this will make for quite a conference.

Our corporate meeting rooms can fit as many as two hundred people or if required, a maximum of four. Most can be laid out with rows. However, you may want to seat people at their own desk, or in groups around tables. We can provide long tables for board meetings too. However if you want more of a discussion or interactive session, many organisations opt to have seats in an open ended loop. Everything will be seen to by our event staff, who will set the room up to your specification.

Of course, being a large hotel in sumptuous grounds, your staff can stretch their legs in our acres of manicured parkland. By bringing them to Regency Park Hotel, you're treating them. It's the sort of move that encourages staff loyalty, and adds a sense of professionalism to your outfit.

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Why, as a wedding venue in Berkshire, Regency Park Hotel cannot be overlooked 

There's little question that Berkshire is home to some of the United Kingdom's loveliest towns and villages, and that there is also no shortage of fine venues for a memorable wedding here. Across such settlements as Ascot, Bracknell, Eton, Reading, Windsor and - of course - Thatcham and Newbury, between which Regency Park Hotel can be found, there are many prestigious, practical and befitting wedding venues.

However, there are also many sound reasons why love-struck couples should not overlook Regency Park Hotel itself as a wedding venue in Berkshire. First of all, there is the simple tranquillity of the hotel's location, making it the perfect place to celebrate a loving and what is hoped to be long lasting bond, without the distractions of traffic or other frenetic nearby activity.

There is also the undoubted highly contemporary nature of the establishment that has led so many couples to place their trust in our wedding venue in Berkshire and its associated hospitality. Our suites, for example, are all unashamedly chic and modern in their interior design, making for a stylish and special celebration.

One of these suites, the Parkland suite, has its own entrance and is able to accommodate as many as 140 guests. It is highly individual in character, but also offers all of the spaciousness that one would desire from a suitable suite when you have a long guest list. An exclusive bar, entrance hall and lounge area only add to the sense of warmth and atmosphere here when people start to filter in on the big day itself.

However, any good wedding venue in Berkshire is also likely to have a smaller space available for those who desire a more intimate ceremony - and so that is the case at the Regency Park Hotel, with the Paris Suite able to welcome up to 70 guests. It is a place that feels fresh and vibrant, in part thanks to the doors that lead out to the conservatory and allow in plenty of natural daylight. If you don't desire either a lavish church ceremony or the local Registrar's office, this could be the ideal setting.

However, no wedding venue in Berkshire is ever summed up by its buildings, rooms and decor. For so many couples, what really matters on their special day is the most exacting service, from venue staff who really value the most exceptional attention to detail. This, after all, is the bare minimum required if your special day really is to be the best day of your life. The Regency Park Hotel's professional Wedding Planner is more than up to the task of professionally catering for everything from menu planning to the right choice of entertainment.

Get in touch with Regency Park Hotel today for more information about our many wedding and civil partnership packages, which can be further tailored to ensure that your wedding lives up to your very highest expectations. 

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Go all-out gorgeous at a health spa in Thatcham

Gather up the girls. Ditch your man friends. This weekend, make a girl date for the Regency Park Hotel and health spa in Thatcham. The place is simply all-out fabulous. It’s a four AA star hotel with a members only spa to simply die for, a 17 metre indoor swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna. You can just relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Just try the ‘Weekend Retreat Spa Break’. With two sumptuous options to choose, you can also book yourself into a half hour beauty treatment. There’s Elemis back massage, a nail tidy for your hands or feet, Elemis body glow treatment, Elemis taster facial, or a face and scalp massage - all at this simply divine health spa in Thatcham.

Of course at places like these, service is everything. Luckily, our staff are welcoming and care about giving you a good time. We’ll do the work. You enjoy the attention. Then splash out at aqua aerobics and enjoy some poolside relaxation.

Just imagine yourself going to the office on Monday manicured and pedicured to perfection, while glowing with a healthy radiance. The office girls will be green with envy. Meanwhile, you’ll be bronze with St Tropez.

The Weekend comes with breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the price tag. We have the award winning Watermark restaurant too, with everything on the menu from New York cheesecake to dark chocolate crème brulee. You can also pound some Margaritas at our fully licensed bar. That’s what the good times are about, and you can get it all at our hotel and health spa in Thatcham.

Of course, if you do want to make it a regular arrangement, you could always give the gym a go, with the help of our personal trainers. We can create a personalised fitness programme for you, and there’s visual entertainment so you can zone out while you’re in the zone working up a sweat. We have classes for toning legs, bums and tums, or you can try a cardio blitz to get a gorgeous glow of health.

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The qualities of the right hotel spa in Berkshire

When seeking an appropriate hotel in or around the Royal County of Berkshire, travellers and holidaymakers have many options and priorities to carefully consider. The bedrooms, of course, should be well-appointed and adequately equipped, while an inviting bar, lounge and restaurant is also attractive for whiling away those hours alone or meeting up with friends or family. Those using a hotel for business premises will also naturally want to have easy access to the most professional meeting rooms.

There is, however, one other major priority that one can have when choosing a hotel: a high standard of leisure facilities. When 'on the go' in the county, it's only natural that many will seek a suitable attached spa in Berkshire that can cater for their health and fitness needs and keep them looking and feeling good. The Regency Park Hotel offers an especially extensive spa in Berkshire in a peaceful and tranquil setting between Newbury and Thatcham.

The spa in Berkshire of the Regency Park Hotel has long set an example for the health clubs of other hotels to follow. Open from 6:30am until 10:00pm Monday to Friday, as well as from 8:00am to 8:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the health club is exclusive to members and residents and offers a true wealth of on-site facilities, from a state of the art air conditioned Techno gym and 17 metre indoor swimming pool to a spa room, steam room and sauna. Users of the amenities also benefit from extensive complimentary parking.

There is a series of pre-bookable classes taking place at the spa from Monday to Saturday, encompassing Circuits, Fast Abs, Aqua Aerobics, Cardio Blitz and Legs, Bums and Tums. For those taking advantage of the pool, a chilled water station and warm showers are both available, while the fitness suite offers everything from personalised programmes and fitness assessments to personal training and music and visual entertainment.

However, no spa in Berkshire is worthy of the name without a breadth of beauty treatments, which in the case of Regency Park Hotel's enviable facilities, include the likes of Jessica nails, reflexology and holistic treatments such as manicures, pedicures, facials and massage. Spa day packages are another option for those seeking no-compromise pampering on their short stay at the hotel.

Whichever aspects of the Regency Park Hotel spa in Berkshire that members or residents choose to make use of, they can expect consistently impeccable interiors and facilities along with a welcoming atmosphere and the assistance of the best-motivated and trained staff. In short, all of the facilities are in place at this spa in Berkshire so that all users can take ultimate responsibility for their own health and wellbeing - however long they are in the area. 

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The attractions that make Berkshire impossible to miss

For many who find themselves perusing the Internet for hotel deals in Berkshire, there can be many motivating factors - and of course, the accommodation itself can play a part. The Regency Park Hotel, for example, is located between the towns of Newbury and Thatcham and is well-regarded throughout the county for the standard of its bedrooms, bar, lounge, restaurant and other amenities. It also offers periodic events and packages, such as its Watermark Weekday Lunch offer and Champagne Fridays Promotion.

However, the Royal County of Berkshire itself - gaining the moniker of 'Royal' due to the presence of Windsor Castle and the recognition of the Queen in 1957 - also offers no shortage of fine things to do. On one hand, people are attracted to hotel deals in Berkshire due to the county's close vicinity to London's frenetic city life. However, the area itself is also very much the antidote to the sensory overload of the capital, its extensive towns, villages and countryside offering a wealth of both widely renowned and lesser-known attractions and activities.

It frequently takes little encouragement for those taking advantage of hotel deals in Berkshire to pay a visit to Windsor Castle itself, which is the world's oldest and largest occupied castle. Over an area of around five hectares (13 acres), it's possible to discover one of England's most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings, St George's Chapel, where 10 monarchs are also buried. Also impossible to miss are the magnificent State Apartments, home to various treasures from the Royal Collection. The visitor route includes a further five rooms, collectively known as the Semi-State Rooms, during the winter months.

Other major attractions frequently appearing on the itineraries of those purchasing hotel deals in Berkshire include Ascot Racecourse, the Savill Garden and the River Thames, which serves as another reminder of the English capital's close proximity as it meanders along the county's northern edge. Berkshire also has strong literary associations, the charming village of Pangbourne being the former home of The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame. It's quite clear how inspiring the town remains, with the pretty countryside cradling the river only further affirming the impression of tranquillity.

However, there is another significant local draw for many who book a stay at the Regency Park Hotel: the Jacobethan style Highclere Castle, a house that is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, but is better known to many as the principal filming location for the TV period drama Downton Abbey. Located a mere 11 miles from Regency Park Hotel, the Grade I listed stately home was remodelled and largely rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry in the 19th century, the park designed by Capability Brown.

Such an attraction may be sufficient in itself for many people to investigate the latest hotel deals in Berkshire - and when they do, they are advised not to ignore Regency Park Hotel's own generous selection of packages. 

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How Regency Park Hotel's hotel meeting rooms compare to the competition

For all manner of events, from conferences and product launches to straightforward meetings, businesses may seek hotel meeting rooms that can give them the benefit of extensive facilities oriented to their requirements, together with well-appointed, spacious and cost-effective overnight accommodation. Among firms in Berkshire, one of the highest rated meeting room venues is the unashamedly contemporary and stylish Regency Park Hotel.

As Christmas festivities vanish into the distance and work recommences on cementing colleague and client relationships on all manner of assignments, so the competition among hotel meeting rooms in areas like Berkshire intensifies. Whether a given Berkshire firm holds regular meetings away from their main premises or is looking for the ideal setting for an exceptional event, they will not be disappointed by the sheer choice of flexible spaces that the Regency Park Hotel can offer over rivals. The same applies to a highly professional and responsive customer service that is geared to fostering successful and long-term business relationships.

 

For those firms holding relatively small meetings, the rooms of the hotel's separate Business Centre should suffice. In any one of these seven rooms, between two and 50 delegates can be easily accommodated. For many, however, it is the capacity of up to 95 delegates that the hotel's Paris Suite can offer that is more urgently required. Meanwhile, for those needing a suitable room for as many as 200 delegates, the Parkland Suite is more than formidable, this especially large room having all of the elegance, not to mention facilities - such as its own entrance, a spacious bar and a comfortable reception area - to leave any guest with a resoundingly positive impression of the hosting firm.

The Paris Suite is also not exactly lacking in the atmosphere that helps to distinguish the best hotel meeting rooms, thanks to its doors that in addition to leading out to the conservatory, allow in considerable natural daylight. The Manhattan is another strong option, accommodating as many as 50 delegates who can easily access it directly from public areas within the hotel. However, even the base level hotel meeting rooms of the Regency Park Hotel are known for their enviable specification, encompassing air conditioning, wireless broadband access, black out facilities and all of the power that one could possibly require for the most productive and workmanlike stay.

Many of the finest providers of hotel meeting rooms will not lavish attention simply on the meeting rooms themselves. That's because much focus will also be on providing the right outdoor space for such complementary events as summer barbecues and team building sessions, while the bedrooms for overnight stays also ought to be light, airy and generously equipped. Flexibility is a watchword for many of the finest meeting room providers, as could certainly be said of the Regency Park Hotel, with its formidable reputation for such business-oriented amenities right here in Berkshire.

Tie the knot in the New Year at the Regency Park Hotel 

There are enough reasons to make the Regency Park Hotel (http://www.regencyparkhotel.co.uk) your choice of wedding venue in Berkshire at any time of year. This is an unashamedly modern hotel for contemporary needs, the interior design of our suites being chic and up-to-date, our professional Wedding Planner assisting you with the all-important organisation of your special day and our service being a truly bespoke one.

Above all, we realise the importance of making your wedding reception truly magical, exerting the highest level of attention to detail. But of course, the New Year is a time when brides and grooms-to-be be give particular thought to the wedding venues in Thatcham, Newbury or wider Berkshire that would suit them best – not to mention the many other essential wedding services that they will need.

So why not meet many of the providers of such services – from florists and photographers to wedding cake, hair and beauty and teeth whitening specialists – at our Wedding Fayre? It takes place from 11am to 3:30pm on Sunday 26th January 2014, and is also the perfect opportunity to see at close hand what has made the Regency Park Hotel one of the premier wedding venues in Berkshire.

Admission to the Fayre is free, VIP tours are available and by booking your 2014 wedding date with us on the day, you can receive a discount on your wedding package and a complimentary dinner and bed and breakfast break for two to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. There’s no better place for a civil ceremony than our jaw-dropping Paris Suite, and the Fayre will also give you the chance to see tables dressed for a wedding breakfast.

Various other special events and packages are available to mark the New Year that may be of interest to those looking to tie the knot in 2014, including our Valentine’s event on 14th and 15th February. Take your seat in our beautiful Watermark Restaurant for the ultimate four course Valentine’s dinner with your beloved, choosing from one of two sensational packages. Choose our higher-level “Romantic package”, and not only will you be able to enjoy dinner with a glass of Champagne upon arrival, but you will also enjoy a stay in one of our Executive bedrooms, a box of glorious homemade chocolates being left for you there.

Also of potential interest to couples here at the Regency Park Hotel in early 2014 is our New Year, New You package that includes free membership of our exclusive health club in hotel. Plus, there are all of the other benefits of making the Regency Park Hotel your wedding venue that apply at any time of year, from our choice of two gorgeous suites – the spacious Parkland Suite or the more intimate Paris Suite – to complimentary parking and the assistance on the day of a dedicated manager.

Contact the Regency Park Hotel (http://www.regencyparkhotel.co.uk) today about the services, facilities and atmosphere that make us the best wedding venue in Newbury for your New Year nuptials. 

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Hotel dining gets no better than that of the Regency Park  

There is no shortage of good reasons to pay a visit or book a stay at the stylish and modern Regency Park Hotel (http://www.regencyparkhotel.co.uk), from its peaceful and tranquil Berkshire surroundings and extensive on-site leisure facilities to truly exceptional conference and banqueting facilities and its status as one of the premier wedding venues in Thatcham. Related to all of these strengths is another major reason to visit the hotel - the quality of its dining.

The award winning Watermark restaurant is the focal point of the Regency Park Hotel dining experience, and it isn't difficult to see the reasons for its acclaim. Its setting, overlooking waterfall gardens, is stunning, as is its stylish and contemporary interior, all contributing to a truly memorable dining experience. But of course, that wouldn't be possible if the menu wasn't also first class, and the service and atmosphere truly befitting the great restaurant that you would expect to find in one of the leading hotels in Berkshire.

The Watermark restaurant's Executive Chef and wider team know that the utmost attention to detail really counts if people are to keep returning to the establishment - whether they have made the Regency Park Hotel their choice of wedding venue in Berkshire, are here for a business meeting or conference or are simply visiting the restaurant on its own independent strengths. That's why there is such a passion for creating the most enticing dishes, full of taste and texture, guided by the seasons and using the freshest ingredients.

But there's so much more to dining at the Regency Park Hotel than the Watermark - after all, it wouldn't have attracted its formidable reputation for Berkshire weddings and business meetings if exclusive private dining could not also be arranged in its elegant banqueting suites. Those taking advantage of such private dining, which can also be arranged in the Watermark, can look forward to a truly personalised dining experience, characterised by impeccable service and the most inspirational food.

Dining can also be arranged for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, retirement celebration, Christening or graduation party, taking full advantage of the hotel's beautiful banqueting suites and outdoor garden space. We have rooms suitable for small and intimate celebrations, as well as for larger gatherings, the Parkland Suite with its private bar and reception area able to accommodate as many as 130 guests.

Of course, we do realise that many people have somewhat simpler tastes or needs during their stay here, so room service is also available for dining in the privacy and comfort of their own hotel room. Lighter meals and snacks, meanwhile, can be ordered at the licensed bar area, alongside an extensive selection of coffee. With so much choice and quality on offer for dining, it's hardly surprising that Regency Park Hotel (http://www.regencyparkhotel.co.uk) has grown in stature to become one of the premier Berkshire hotels

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Health spas in Berkshire don't come more complete than the Regency Park Hotel

Yes, when people arrive to check in at the Regency Park Hotel (http://www.regencyparkhotel.co.uk) between the towns of Thatcham and Newbury, they can look forward to a restful night's sleep in one of the county's most respectable and mode