In our latest edition of In The Know, our Conference Planning Executive Amy Standen brings you the best of Scotland for consideration for your next event.
The Gleneagles Hotel is one that I feel we couldn’t possibly miss off the Best of Scotland list! It’s a beautiful 5-star luxury hotel, set on 850 acres with three championship golf courses and award-winning ESPA spa. It is situated just an hour away from Edinburgh and Glasgow airport, and has direct trains from London arriving in five hours at the estates onsite train station.
Opened in 1924, the venue can offer an extensive range of country pursuits and leisure activities to include shooting school, tennis, horse riding, off-road driving, falconry, cycling, archery and fishing. Home of the only two Michelin starred restaurant in Scotland, Gleneagles can offer it all – relaxation, fun, adventure and indulgence, it’s sure to be experience you would never forget.
Part of the Accor Hotels collection, Mercure Ardoe House Hotel is a 4-star, 19th century mansion house set in 30 acres of Aberdeen countryside, easily accessible just 3 miles outside of the city. The hotel at first glance could be compared to a traditional castle, it was built in 1878 and the design was inspired by nearby Balmoral Castle.
The venue can offer 7 meeting spaces, from 2 people to 600 people, each meeting space is unique and full of character.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Apex City of Edinburgh is chic and stylish suitable for work and play. Overlooking Edinburgh castle with transport links just a short stroll away, you couldn’t be in a better location if you’re looking for the perfect Scottish city getaway! Throughout each hotel you’ll see the individual style whether that be the pop of colours in the bedrooms or contemporary and bold décor in the lobby and dining spaces.
Apex Hotels is a family owned collection of ten hotels, they all have their own individual character and 6 of these are based in Scotland. (Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow)
The SEC Centre is Scotland’s largest exhibition centre located just outside the bustling city of Glasgow. The idyllic riverside location comprises of three venues – SEC centre, SEC armadillo and the SSE hydro. The venue is purpose built for exhibitions, conferences and live entertainment and boasts 22,344m2 of event space and has over 1,000 onsite hotel rooms, and over 7,000 within 2 miles.
1599 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons has a collection of unique rooms and function suites available for formal functions, private dining, conferences/meetings and bespoke wedding. The 8 meeting rooms each tell a part of the College’s story through history, with individual character charm and period features. From a small boardroom meeting to 110 for dinner, the venue can also host up to 140 in a lecture theatre. Whatever the occasion, the venue is sure to impress!