Commonwealth Games: one year on

Today (23 July) marks exactly a year since the Glasgow Commonwealth Games began, an event which has since been hailed as the greatest in the history of the international competition.

Glasgow’s successful bid for the Games led to significant investment in venues and infrastructure in Glasgow, including Tollcross International Swimming Centre and the Emirates Arena, both of which offer conference facilities.

Another Commonwealth Games venue, The SSE Hydro, welcomed 1.4 million visitors through its doors last year.Part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), the building is already a Glasgow landmark. Following new openings in Aberdeen and Edinburgh in the last year, Village Urban Resort Glasgow is now open for bookings. Situated near the SSE Hydro, the 120-bedroom resort is one of three new hotels opening in Glasgow this year.

Further investment in Glasgow venues will see several other new openings this year. The 170-room Travelodge will open its doors on Queen Street in the city centre later in the summer and the 101-room ibis Styles Hotel, situated in the heart of the Merchant City is scheduled to open its doors in October.


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