A five-minute walk from New Street station, Malmaison Birmingham occupies an old Royal Mail sorting office. On its mezzanine floor, there are five versatile function rooms that can host board meetings and private dinners for groups of up to 50. Some have projection walls; all have Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV and conference-call facilities. One of them, Mal 4, overlooks the Malbar cocktail bar, where you’ll often spot a celebrity or two. Back on the mezzanine, there’s the Chateau Lounge within Chateau Mal – a possible breakout space but also a pleasant spot for a drinks reception for up to 120 guests once business has been concluded.