With Aberdeen being at the centre of £1 billion of investment, the event, meeting and tourism industry in the city is flying right now. Around 90 miles to the south, Edinburgh is stronger than ever, with the Scottish capital being placed 27th in the most recent ICCA rankings – up five places on the previous year and second in the UK only to London.
As a buyer in both Scottish cities, Conference Care’s Head of Sales Scotland has shared her views on venues in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. See her venue choices and comments on these, below:
Sandman Signature Aberdeen
The Sandman Signature is a new contemporary style hotel, transforming the previous Robert Gordon University building. It offers bold, luxurious accommodation steps away from key attractions in the Granite City. It’s perfect for social events with the Robert Gordon Ballroom being the largest in the city centre.
For a small group or meeting, the Mal is ideal with great meeting and dining spaces which have been creatively designed. Combine that with a lively restaurant, and a nice range of accommodation with their trademark huge beds & power showers, this is one of our firm favourites in Aberdeen.
The Fingal, Edinburgh
“Wow!” was the reaction from our client after a recent site visit to the new Fingal Hotel, permanently docked in Leith, Edinburgh. It’s a truly unique hotel transformed from a lighthouse ship into the perfect venue for incentive trips and recognition and reward events. It’s so special The Queen even popped in for supper recently!
The first Yotel opened in Edinburgh this July with the unique Imaginex screening room providing 360-degree projection. Perfect for Town Hall events and cinema-style evenings, it’s quirky but practical. With its community focus, Yotel has a great vibe and is already building a reputation as fab and funky place to be.
Find out more on this by reading M&IT’s article “Aberdeen: £1 billion investment enriches the city’s meetings market”