The chosen Venue to Watch this month is the Virgin Hotel in Glasgow, due to open in late March 2022.
The brand-new Virgin Hotel Glasgow will be the second hotel in Scotland from the Virgin Group. It opens shortly after their Edinburgh branch. It sits on Clyde Street overlooking the famous River Clyde. This location means it’s a great base to explore the city, with a great view.
The hotel will have 242 ‘Chamber’ and ‘Grand Chamber’ suites. These rooms will have street-priced minibars, free Wi-Fi, and no amenity fees under Virgin’s ‘No Nickel and Diming’ policy. On the 14th floor lies Virgin’s flagship restaurant, Commons Club that guests can take a glass elevator up to.
The hotel will also be home to Funny Library Coffee Shop, a communal workspace serving Laughing Man coffee, co-founded by actor Hugh Jackman. The Laughing Man brand supports coffee farming communities through investing in programs that allow coffee farmers and their families to learn and succeed. Thereby, by choosing to use this brand, Virgin is adopting sustainable policies, a great feature for a new hotel.
The hotel has ten amazing conference rooms, the largest with capacity for 300 guests. As well, the first floor of the hotel will be dedicated to meetings, so clients have plentiful space. With rooms for all sizes of meetings, easy city centre access, and top-notch amenities on-site, this is a super yet practical choice for business events.