Ballrooms: Currently, one — holding up to 850 guests. In 2013, two, with the largest holding up to 1,400 guests
Currently, 16. In 2013, 20
Auditoriums: Currently, one — with 1,200 seats. In 2013, two — one with 1,200 seats and another with 2,000
property is just one- fourth of a mile from the EICC and offers eight meeting rooms for events with up to 300 people. Opening this year, the 60-room Hotel Indigo Edin- burgh will offer a bou- tique experience in the city center, and the 269- room Sheraton Grand Hotel&Spa, Edin- burgh, has recently completed an overhaul of its meeting space, guest rooms, and pub- lic spaces. Planners looking for
FLEX TIME: The Edinburgh International Conference Centre will debut an entirely revamped look in 2013. The $114-million renovation will add a new, 2,000-seat auditorium and a new multipurpose hall equipped with a moving floor system that can be reconfigured to fit different meeting and event set-ups.
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historic off-site venues have a long list of options to choose from in Edinburgh. The National Museum of Scotland, the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom outside of London, reopened last fall after a $62.4-million renovation. Beyond its 8,000 items on display, the museum offers the Grand Gallery for sit-down dinners for up to 850 people, a 200-seat audito- rium, and meeting rooms. Nowthat its two-year, $27-million renovation is com-
EDINBURGH HIGHLIGHTS Edinburgh, the capital city and second-largest city in Scotland, is the ideal destination for internation- al meetings, with its rich culture, history, and landscape. The eighth- most populous city in the United Kingdom, the city offers meeting attendees myriad museums, event spaces, and hotels to experience.
plete, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery offers multiple event spaces among its many galleries, and The Assembly Rooms of Edin- burgh, the city’s premier performing-arts center, will debut new ballrooms, music halls, and drawing rooms for event rental later this year.
Currently in the midst of a $114-mil- lion transformation, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre will debut in the spring of 2013 a new, 17,200-square-foot, multipurpose hall, new breakout rooms, and a new café.A second auditorium with 2,000 seats will be added, and banquet capacity will increase to 1,400 guests.
Other new spaces for meetings and events include the National Museum of Scotland,which reopened in September 2011 after a $62.4-million renovation, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which completed a two-year, $27- million renovation in December 2011, and The Assembly Rooms of Edinburgh, which will debut new event space later this year after a $12.5-million renovation.