Hotel and university transformed by Commonwealth Games

Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre head of operations Matt Loughrey and manager Billy Harris

The Edgbaston Park Hotel has created 30 jobs as it provides accommodation for the Commonwealth Games.

More than 3,500 athletes, team officials and guests are based across the hotel and the University of Birmingham between July 28 and August 8.

Edgbaston Park Hotel is hosting multiple Commonwealth Games Associations, the official home to Team Wales and accommodating key media groups. The hotel is also providing meeting facilities, as well as dining at its 1900 Steakhouse Bar and Grill restaurant.

The University is an official partner of the Games and is hosting an athletes’ village whilst welcoming more than 170,000 spectators.

It is the official host of hockey and squash with 492 hockey balls and 696 squash balls ordered in preparation, and will also be the official training venue for swimming and athletics.

Billy Harris, head of commercial at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, said: “We are all hugely excited to have the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games right on our doorstep.

“The eyes of the world will be on our city, our region and our world-leading reputation for excellence, so we are immensely proud to be playing our part in the delivery of such an event”.

A number of Games stakeholders conference and events are also planned across campus venues.

The University is an official catering provider for athletes, spectators and the wider Games workforce, with more than 195,000 athletes’ meals expected to be served.