The venue for the 2020 Aramco Reunion is Norwich at the Mercure Hotel, 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA, GB. Situated in Norwich, this 4-star property is contemporary and modern. It also offers 24-hour room service, an indoor pool and a sauna. Mercure Norwich Hotel has a gym with a sauna and a swimming pool which has been made available free to people attending the Reunion. Convenient services include an express check-in feature and a luggage storage area. There is ample car parking space and a NATWEST banking facility on site.
Every modern room at Mercure Norwich Hotel comes with movies-on-demand and tea and coffee making facilities, and the bathrooms feature hair dryers and showers. They all offer a flat-screen TV, bottled water and internet access. Mercure Norwich serves breakfast daily, and guests are welcome to unwind with a drink in the lounge bar.
Norwich Mercure provides an ideal base to explore Norfolk Broads and University of East Anglia, as well as everything the local area has to offer. The hotel offers a shuttle transfer service to Norwich International Airport, which is just a 15-minute car ride away. Norwich rail station is about £7 taxi ride away from the hotel and there is also a bus service in and out of Norwich near the hotel.
Room rates for our Reunion are £89.00 bed and breakfast single occupancy per room per night and £100 bed and breakfast double occupancy per room per night. Rooms have been reserved for Thursday through Sunday nights. Rooms will be held until 8 weeks before the event when any unreserved rooms will be released to the public. To reserve your room please contact the hotel direct 01603 294330 (website: www.mercure.com). Please then let the hotel know you are booking for the 2020 Aramco Reunion to receive the correct room rate. You will also need to leave a debit/credit card number to secure your booking. After reserving a room attendees should email [email protected] to let me know if you are attending the Quiz Night on the Friday and the dinner on the Saturday and how many places you wish to reserve each night. If you wish to sit with particular people, you should let me know when you reserve your dinner places, please. Those who live near Norwich and do not stay at the hotel you are welcome to join all reunion activities, but to attend the dinner they should make a reservation by emailing Maggie.
We are planning a quiz on the Friday night at the hotel with supper provided (free to participants) and then our sit down dinner and disco on the Saturday night. The Tom Henderson golf tournament will be organised for the Friday but the venue for this is still to be decided – there are several very good golf courses in and around Norwich and we will email you separately about the tournament when details have been finalised in the next couple of months. Many thanks to Jim Anderson for organising this event. In the next few weeks.
Norwich is a vibrant city full of history and places to visit ranging from Medieval to modern. Norwich has plenty of attractions for visitors, department stores, shopping malls and the lanes where there are individual shops selling a huge range of products, and there is the award-winning Norwich Market open every day except Sundays offering a range of stalls, fresh fish, fresh vegetables and wonderful food stalls offering international cuisine. The city has not one but two magnificent cathedrals – one 12th century and the other 19th century. There is the Norman Castle, Plantations Gardens, four museums, several theatres and exciting galleries such as the Sainsburys Centre for Visual Arts; wonderful old pubs and tantalising restaurants. The soaring glass of the Forum building represents Norwich at the turn of the millennium.
For the first time visitor, it is worth taking the 90 minute guided walking tour or jumping on to the open-top City Sightseeing Bus to orientate yourself with the street pattern and history of this enchanting city. For more information go to visitnorwich.co.uk or contact the Tourist Information Centre 01603213999
Norwich is close to the Norfolk Broads boasting a quarter of all of Britain’s rarest wildlife, tranquil rivers and lakes – a visit to the Broads National Park is a magical experience that you will never forget. On board double-decker trip boats, expert skippers will ensure you do not miss a thing. Trips are available with Broads Tours (www.broadstours.co.uk – tel: 01603 782207) and you can also hire day boats to steer yourself.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Saudi Aramco for sponsoring this event and I look forward to welcoming everyone to Norwich and hope you are able to join us at this 8th Saudi Aramco UK Reunion event.