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Glasgow to boost C&I offering

City plans £500m of infrastructure developments prior to Commonwealth Games

Glasgow to boost C&I offering
Glasgow to boost C&I offering

Glasgow is boosting its C&I offering with £500m of major infrastructure developments ahead of hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
 
The spend will include 2,400 new hotel rooms, many of which will be five-star with adjoining conference facilities, set to open over the next two years.

The city will see around 200 developments worth £5.5bn along the River Clyde waterfront over the next 20 years, including hotel openings from Jumeirah and Staybridge Suites.

"One of Glasgow's great market advantages is that a number of absolutely key transport and infrastructure developments must go ahead because of the Commonwealth Games," said Glasgow City Marketing Bureau chief executive Scott Taylor.
"Investors know that Glasgow is going places, which is why they are pressing ahead with plans to open some really stunning new hotels that will be a major addition to our conference offer."

Glasgow has also been named as the host city for Summer Eventia 2010.

 
Glasgow's major developments include:

  • The five-star Blythswood Square hotel, promising to be Scotland's greenest hotel, will open in September 2009
  • The five-star £120m Jumeirah Glasgow will open in 2011 offering 160 rooms and extensive conference facilities in the heart of the financial services district
  • The five-star 320-room Bothwell Plaza will offer major conference facilities on opening in 2011
  • The £70m Riverside Museum, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, and the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome, will open in 2011
  • The Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre is building Scotland's new 12,000-seat National Arena, which will be located on the SECC campus

 

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