Concert venue agrees deal with local hotels

The soon-to-be-reopened Bristol Beacon has announced a new partnership with ten local hotels that will give concert-goers access to a range of discounts and perks for their stay.

Visitors will be able to make a night of their trip to Bristol Beacon with up to 15 per cent off a stay in a local hotel and discounts on spa visits and other activities in the city.

The refurbishment of the venue, which was called Colston Hall, had been hot by delays and huge increases in costs.

The local hotels included in the three-year Beacon partnership are Harbour Hotel Bristol, Clayton Hotel Bristol City, Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Hotel du Vin Bristol, Berkeley Suites and the four other hotels in the Clifton Hotels Group, and Ibis Bristol Centre.

The Beacon is due to reopen in November 2023 following its extensive transformation programme, which is now close to completion.

The flagship venue will be one of the best and most accessible performance and music education venues in Europe, with two international standard performance venues, a restaurant and bar, and its historic cellars being used for the first time as education and performance spaces.

Rosa Corbishley, Bristol Beacon’s director of development, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with local hotels to give music lovers the opportunity to not only come to Bristol to experience world-class concerts and shows at our transformed venue, but also to immerse themselves in everything else our amazing city has to offer.

“Bristol Beacon has always been a big draw for visitors and will be even more so with our beautifully refurbished building, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to encourage more people to come and spend time here.”

Kathryn Davies, managing director of Visit West, said: “The exciting new programme at Bristol Beacon is yet another reason for people to visit Bristol, stay longer, and spend more supporting our local economy. We are delighted that our partners are collaborating to offer more reasons for visitors to spend time in the region.”