An excellent accommodation option for those attending the National Exhibition Center, whether on business or leisure. The Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC Hotel is situated amidst landscaped gardens just minutes from the NEC, and offers guests luxuriously appointed rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet. The hotel also offers superb dining, modern conference facilities, an airport shuttle service, and a Starbucks outlet. Aside from being a walking distance from the exhibition center, the international airport is just a five minute drive away, and the hotel is easily reached from the motorway. The NEC itself hosts all manner of exhibitions, from hi-tech trade fairs, to dive shows, and fashion spectaculars. With a year-round calendar of events, be sure to find out what's on and when to avoid disappointment.