10 July 2015
#YOURgbBlog - The George Hotel
It’s the ‘George’ Best
Adam Simpson attends a site visit at The George Hotel:
After a brilliant 2014, in which The George Hotel won Edinburgh Events Hotel of the Year & Edinburgh Wedding Hotel of the Year at the 2014 Scottish Hotel Awards it was perfect timing for YOURgb to see what this venue had to offer. Adam was kindly showed around this venue by the Conference and Events Manager, who had astounding knowledge of The George Hotel, showing how well equipped their team is.
Situated at the heart of Edinburgh, on George Street – The George Hotel is the perfect venue for accessibility and setting. We all know what it is like to park in the city, it’s not easy, so having two loading bays directly outside of The George Hotel, perfectly situated for offloading guests – a treat for large parties utilising the hotel. The hotel is also placed within a 5-minute walk of Edinburgh’s Waverly Station for those guests that are coming from slightly further afield.
Looking into why the George Hotel won such a prestigious award in 2014 was immediately obvious when shown what they had to offer their guests. There is no shortage of rooms, room size or category as The George Hotel host’s 249 bedrooms with 10 categories of room to choose from. There are 8 beautiful event spaces, all uniquely designed to excel in their own specific type of event – ranging from the grand main room of the Kings Hall which has the capacity for 250 guests to the compact Rose Room – seating 8, with an intimate setting and great AV facilities to support important meetings.
Adam explained that his favourite feature of the hotel was The Panorama room. Situated on the 5th floor, it can host 18 guests (boardroom style), and has a breath-taking balcony overlooking both the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh Castle. With the capabilities to host a BBQ during Edinburgh’s ‘long lasting, warm summers’, this space definitely provides the ‘wow factor’ we so often look for here @YOURgb. This room was a total surprise to Adam and we feel like it is a real hidden gem. The room is beautifully designed and flexible to host an important board meeting or an intimate dinner.
@YOURgb looks forward to working with such a stunning space and fantastic venue in the near future.