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Rita Duffy 1

The Rita Duffy Room 1

Part of the Rita Duffy Suite this is the largest of the three subdivisions. The iconic Art Deco styling and works of art by exceptional local artist Rita Duffy are still obvious features of the room.


The Rita Duffy Room 1 is ideal for smaller meetings, conferences, lunch and dinner parties, evening receptions and even smaller weddings. It can also be used in conjunction with the other two sections of the Rita Duffy Suite for combined plenary and breakout sessions.

FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Drop-down screen and projector
  • Colour psychology lighting system
  • Intelligent air purification system
  • Stationery items tool box
  • Fridges with soft drinks and water
  • Natural daylight
  • Cloakroom

Room Configurations

  • Theatre - 90
  • Reception - 80
  • Classroom - 30
  • Boardroom - 30
  • Cabaret - 48
  • U-Shaped - 26
  • Hollow Square - 34
  • Dinner - 60

3D Visuals

To help you to choose which space is best for your event we have created a 3D visual of each of our meeting rooms, showing how each of the possible layouts for the room would work. You can also visit our Gallery to see the rooms in action.


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