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Ballrooms: Currently, one — holding up to 850 guests. In 2013, two, with the largest holding up to 1,400 guests


Meeting/Breakout rooms:


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.


• Visit www.convention scotland.com/us.


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.


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