Clydebank’s Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel will reopen to the public on Thursday 1 July.

The staff are prepared and looking forward to welcoming guests back through the doors once more following the four-star venue’s closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Conference Hotel re-opened for NHS and healthcare staff on 24 May before opening to the wider public on 1 July.

General Manager Denis Flanagan said: “We are excited to welcome everyone back. This past year has been challenging for us all, but staff have continued to go above and beyond to do what they can to help health services in Scotland.

“Our Hotel team has shown their resilience and willingness to make a difference, with many being redeployed to NHS Louisa Jordan and throughout the Hospital in various roles, helping our clinical teams to continue delivering first class care to patients from all across Scotland.”

During its closure, the Conference Hotel has also undergone some exciting upgrades, including refurbished bedrooms and new technology in the conference rooms.

Denis added: “We have transformed quite considerably this last year. We’ve invested in technology within our conference rooms to ensure that we are safe to meet.

“It’s critical for us going forward. This technology really sets us apart from other venues and takes us to another level. We also have newly refurbished rooms for guests to enjoy.

“The team has been working extremely hard to do everything they can to support NHS staff in whatever way possible and having the hotel services back open to staff is warmly welcomed by all, providing some much anticipated social normality for everyone.”

The hotel is open for room and restaurant bookings to all.

Featuring fantastic deals such as the ‘Summer Sizzler’ and ‘The Great Staycation’ and with great transport links to Glasgow City Centre and outdoor havens like Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has something for everyone.

Facilities open on Thursday 1 July from 12 noon with last entry at 8pm for drinks, teas and coffee, including coffee to go, and food.

To book your two-hour time slot in the restaurant, call 0141 951 6015

To book a bedroom, call 0141 951 6008 or visit www.goldenjubileehotel.com

Summer 2021 is set to be the Summer of the Staycation with many British holidaymakers exploring on their own doorstep instead of travelling abroad.

Situated only 20 minutes from Loch Lomond and also a short hop into Glasgow city centre, the Golden Jubilee Hotel is a perfect base for your Scottish Staycation, whether you wish to sample city life, the great outdoors or a mix of both.

Guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in one of our 168 spacious bedrooms, can sample delicious Scottish produce from our BBar & Grill Menus and make full use of our Centre for Health and Wellbeing consisting of gym, swimming pool and spa, all the while surrounded by picturesque views of the River Clyde and Kilpatrick Hills.

Located only 20 minutes from Glasgow airport and with free parking on-site, a short walk from Dalmuir train station and close to main bus routes, the Golden Jubilee Hotel has plenty of options, no matter how you choose to travel.

Glasgow

The city of Glasgow has lots to offer, from world class shopping on ‘The Style Mile’, a wealth of museums including the Glasgow Science Centre and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and a vibrant food and drink scene. Add to this, our world famous ‘People Make Glasgow’ hospitality and visitors are certain to receive a warm welcome wherever they go in the city. With frequent, direct trains from Dalmuir station and buses leaving regularly from Dumbarton Road, the Golden Jubilee is only a short ride away from Glasgow’s bustling city centre.

Glasgow City Sightseeing

If you’d rather explore the countryside and take in some of the wonderful scenery that Scotland is famous for, the Golden Jubilee hotel is also well situated, with plenty to explore nearby. Our location north of Glasgow means that you don’t have to cross the city to start your journey, leaving you with more time to enjoy a lazy breakfast with us or allowing you to hit the road for an early start.

Loch Lomond & West Highlands

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is only a 20 minute drive from the hotel. Whether you have your sights set on bagging a Munro, or prefer a more peaceful activity such as a boat cruise, Loch Lomond has a range of activities and is home to stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife.

Loch Lomond

For those who fancy heading further afield, the Golden Jubilee Hotel is an ideal starting point for a trip to the West Highlands, so why not start your West Highland adventure with us this summer?

The famous West Highland Way starts in our neighbouring town of Milngavie and is easily accessed via train from Dalmuir station. Stay with us for a quiet night’s sleep the day before and fuel up with a hearty Scottish breakfast before donning your walking boots and setting off on Scotland’s most popular walking route.

Additionally, Dalmuir train station is a stop near the start of the West Highland Railway line. Hop on a train direct and you could be in Oban, Fort William and Mallaig in a matter of hours. Sit back and relax whilst taking in the spectacular Scottish countryside from the comfort of your seat. There’s even a chance to experience the magical world of Harry Potter as the railway line passes over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct featured in the films and is a must-see for fans of all ages.

Whether you’d like a handy base for your Glasgow city break, or want to rest and relax before a venture further north, the Golden Jubilee Hotel has you covered for your summer Staycation. For more details of the range of things to do right on our doorstep, visit our website.

Why not take advantage of our Great Staycation special offer? For only £285.00, our staycation package includes 3 nights bed and breakfast in a double or twin room for two adults, a two course dinner on one night of choice, complimentary parking and unlimited use of our Centre for Health & Wellbeing. Families are also welcome, up to two children can be included at the cost of £5 per child. For bookings, or to find out more, click here or contact our Reservations Team on 0141 951 6008.

 

 

 

 

With the current landscape of meetings ever changing as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that conference organisers may be feeling lost when it comes to planning their next event.

Changing restrictions across the country and uncertainty over the next few months undoubtedly make it difficult to start the planning process. Additionally, the developments that have been made with hybrid and virtual events mean that organisers are left with more choice than ever about how their conference could be held – whether this is face-to-face, virtually, or a mix of both.

We’ve highlighted 3 key benefits of each to help you decide which format could work best for you.

Face to Face Events

With many in person events being rescheduled and postponed over the past year, there is a real desire for face to face events to re-start and to allow delegates to get together in the same room.

Inspiration Space Golden Jubilee

1. Enhanced Atmosphere

There is no denying that the buzz of an in-person event certainly offers a good atmosphere for all attendees. With less distractions, delegates can focus on the meeting content and are more likely to engage in sessions through face to face interaction. There are also more opportunities for social activities such as team building exercises or conference dinners.

 2. Networking Opportunities

Although many web conference platforms have capacity for virtual networking and exhibition opportunities, it may be all too easy for delegates to avoid this in a virtual setting.

Attending meetings and conferences are a great way for like-minded people to come together, with networking often just as valuable as the meeting content itself.

 3. Creating a Memory

Face to face events have the opportunity to create a lasting impact on attendees. The rounded experience of attending a conference with memorable keynotes, engaging breakouts and interacting with peers creates a memory and is more likely to be remembered than a series of on-line sessions.

With 15 versatile meeting spaces to choose from, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has plenty of choice for your next face to face event. Find out more about our conference facilities here.

Hybrid Events

Hybrid events allow for a mix of in-person delegates to attend, whilst also reaching a virtual audience.

1. Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid meetings offer the best of both worlds, giving delegates the choice to participate in a way that works best for them. Organisers can still offer a face to face option for those who would like to attend in person, but aren’t excluding anyone who is unable to travel or would prefer to join remotely.

 2. Reduced Resources

Reducing the number of in-person delegates will naturally reduce the amount of resources that a conference needs. With part of the audience joining online, hybrid events may not need the same size or number of meeting rooms as a face-to-face conference. Additionally, with less delegates attending at the venue, organisers will save on the costs of catering and producing conference consumables, such as delegate badges and pens etc.

3. Half way point in return to normality

In a time of uncertainty, hybrid events may be seen as the half way point in returning to normal life. Meeting room capacities may be reduced to allow for social distancing and localised travel restrictions may mean that delegates are unable, or perhaps unwilling to attend in person. A hybrid event will allow for a meeting to take place in some form and may be a good way for organisers to test the water before planning a fully face-to-face event.

To find out more about how we can help with your next hybrid event, view our Hybrid Meetings and Online Events brochure

Virtual Events

With no in-person attendees, an online meeting is streamed to all participants wherever they may be.

1. Wider Reach

Organisers have the opportunity to reach a wider audience with a fully virtual event. Delegates may be more likely to attend online rather than travel a long distance. A virtual programme also offers the opportunity for participants to dip in and out of sessions, rather than committing to attending a full conference over one or two days.

2. On Demand Sessions

We consume most of our media on demand nowadays and conference and meeting content is no different. Virtual events can be recorded and watched back at leisure, meaning that attendees are no longer excluded if they are unable to attend on the day.

At the Golden Jubilee, speakers also have the opportunity to pre-record sessions in our studio space beforehand, ensuring a polished and professional presentation.

 3. More sustainable

With less delegates travelling to attend in person, virtual events allow organisers to cut down on their carbon footprint. Less food provided will reduce food waste, and there is no need for single use items such as delegate badges and conference programmes – all working towards creating a greener, more sustainable planet.

At the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, we have the facilities to help with your next event, whatever format you choose. Get in touch with our Sales Team for more information on 0141 951 6003 or at conferences@goldenjubilee.scot.nhs.uk