I don't want to step on any toes here, but with the Hotel already £62.50 per night and only likely to get more expensive, I thought I'd at least float the idea out there and see what people's thoughts are. If Mat/Paul/The Club deem that I'm out of line by posting an alternative to teh official arrangement, then sobeit delete the thread and drop me a PM so I don't go looking for it
Anyway... the gist... I don't know as yet if it's possible at all, but I may be able to get a cheaper (and somewhat more luxurious) alternative to the Holiday Inn in Nottingham.
5 miles down the road (literally, down Queens Road) is the Village Hotel (link), which is owned by the same people as the hotel I work at. The long and the short of it is that I can get staff rate rooms for £30 B&B per night, and IIRC the "Friends & Family" rate is £50 B&B.
it's about 15mins taxi ride to Jongleurs from the hotel, and a quick online quote I've just dug up says that will be about £11, so not going to break the bank between 4-5 people
If anyone is interested then let me know in here, and I will contact them through the company intranet to see what their availability is. Technically, I can only place staff bookings a month in advance, however if several people are interested I am 100% sure that they'd bend the rules to let us book sooner. Ideally then, I'd need to know sooner rather than later who's interested, so I'll set a deadline of sorts for Monday and I'll then be getting in touch with them on Tuesday