The Ricoh Arena in Coventry – home to the Spatex pool and spa trade show – is undergoing a major facelift in time for the 2016 event.

Planned improvements for the Arena – owned by Wasps rugby club – include a major upgrade of the Ricoh Arena Hotel to give visitors a total of five bars, three restaurants on site, and over 20 food and beverage outlets.

Wasps Group Chief Executive Officer David Armstrong says: “We aim to establish the Ricoh Arena as the UK’s leading venue for sport, business and entertainment.”

An on-site railway station, with direct links to Coventry and Nuneaton railway stations, will also shortly be opened. The venue is located within two hours of 75% of the population, and offers 2000 free on-site car parking spaces.

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