Modern, central hotel, 20 minutes from East Midlands Airport, with discounted car parking off site , Free Wi-Fi and a 24 hour bar Holiday Inn® Derby - Riverlights hotel offers a convenient location right in Derby city centre , only a 15-minute drive from the M1 motorway . It's a 20-minute drive to East Midlands Airport , and the hotel is within walking distance of the Cathedral Quarter 's lively cafés and bars. Delegates are a 10-minute bus ride to Derby train station and its direct 90-minute links to London. You can work in four well-lit meeting rooms and use free Wi-Fi to prepare presentations. Chat with clients over a coffee in the bar area or enjoy a catered working lunch as you network. Test your courage on the Galactica roller coaster at Alton Towers , 45 minutes' drive away. It's a three-minute walk to the Derby QUAD , an arts centre including an indie cinema and café. Take a day trip to Calke Abbey , a baroque country estate 25 minutes' drive from the hotel. For lively drinks in the evening, walk to the Cathedral Quarter five minutes away.