Where to stay

A bigger Convention - A larger Network of Hotels

The UK Games Expo is now the 4th largest Hobby Convention in the world. Like the other big ones it is now the case that so many people attend that many hotels, both local and a bit further away, need to be part of the accomodation solution for our visitors and exhibitors.

For the 2017 UK Games Expo we have built a network of partner hotels who offer special rates on accomodation, affordable food options and open gaming space.

Please note that these partner hotels are now full or close to full. If you get told by them that they are full... there is no point emaling and asking us if they are full as UKGE do not have any additional rooms or information.

In this case, frustrating though it might be, please book elsewhere. Read more about the hotels issue here.

We have a page on hotels a bit further out - alternative hotels. Many are less than 15 minutes away by car or train.

The Hilton Hotel 

NOTE: This hotel may now be full. Do not contact UKGE asking us about rooms - we dont have any spare.

The NEC Metropole offers us hundreds of hotel rooms and the largest open gaming space and evening gaming facilities plus on site food options.

The deal with the Hilton is a rate that is 20% below the current market rate. The rate includes breakfast and carparking. A link for accommodation in the hotel is:

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel is on the opposite side of the lake to the Hilton and is about a 10 minute walk away. Shuttle busses connect the hotel during UK Games Expo.

We have a special rate during the UKGE of £139 for Single Room B+B, £149 for a Twin room B+B. Carparking included. 

News on Open Gaming Space and Food to follow

Phone: + 44 (0) 871 942 91 60 and quote code UKK to access these codes or use this link.

Genting Hotel at Resorts World Birmingham.

NOTE: This hotel may now be full. Do not contact UKGE asking us about rooms - we dont have any spare.

The closest Hotel to Hall 1 is the Genting Hotel. It is part of the Resort World complex of shops, cinema, casino and restaurants.

Rates: £120 on a Bed & Breakfast basis (sole occupancy) £130 on a Bed & Breakfast basis (twin or double occupancy) Breakfast is a Full Cooked Breakfast buffet served in the Robata Bar & Grill <

Rates are based on standard room type accommodation
Room Rates include free Wi-Fi, VAT, Service, use of the Spa & Gym facilities – our Santai Spa is an adults only area – no under 18year olds are allowed in the spa

Car parking: a reduced fee to resident using the Resorts World Birmingham multi storey car park, fees would be charged at £10 per car per night – reception can validate your car parking ticket

Action to make reservations – call 0121 273 1000 and ask for the reservations department
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Quote – UK Gamer Network May 2017

Ibis Styles Hotel.

Bickenhill Lane | Birmingham | B40 1PJ

Located behind Halls 2 and 3 with access to the Link corridor from the railway and airport into the NEC.

Rates are £129 per double room inclusive of continental breakfast. This rate requites a minimum of 3 nights stay from Thursday - Sunday and must be pre-paid at the time of booking with guest credit card.

Free parking is included in the price, and there is Free WIFI in the hotel as standard. Guests can purchase a full English breakfast for an extra £5 supplement per day.

T: +44 (0) 121 780 5907

The code guests can use to book is GamesExpo17.

The tables and settee area in the bar is available for all guests to use for gaming.


There are other alternative Hotels In Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull. For full details


Check online rooming agents. Try this source



It has come to our attention that a number of other companies are contacting our exhibitors suggesting that they are able to provide hotel rooms at advantageous rates and giving the impression that they are affiliated to the event. One such company is  The Convention Housing Authority.

This company and other companies have no connection whatsoever to UK Games Expo NOR our partner hotels and have no authority to purport otherwise.

Please be wary of any other accommodation companies or our partners.

Be careful.