The Hilton Glasgow is offering Glasgow restaurateurs the opportunity to do a take-over of their ballroom until such time as large scale events are back on the menu.
General Manager Calum Ross has made the offer to help restaurateurs get back on their feet while adhering to social distancing challenges, having realised that many cannot be viable under social distancing restrictions.
He comments, “Like many of our colleagues the ‘distancing’ challenge –whether its 2m,1.5m or 1m causes us significant commercial issues. It may however present an opportunity for us to support others –particularly our friends in the restaurant business who have become such a special piece of Glasgow’s visitor experience.
“We could ‘entertain’ over 800 people in our Grand Ballroom in the pre Covid-19 era. This space has its own entrance, kitchen, storage and can operate separately to the hotel ‘tower’. We ‘get’ that part of the eating out experience is provided by the ‘scene setting’ each restaurateur has crafted for their premises. But the character of ‘place’ and the depth of the customer experience is much more than the surroundings that the action takes place in.
“If you’re looking for a way to keep connected with your customers and engaged with your teams then running a regular ‘pop up’ that allows you to reach viable volumes – might be part of the solution. Let us know if you’d like to discuss this further. Restaurants bring people to our city – we’d like to help make sure that they are still there when we get to the ‘other side’.
If you are interested email Calum at Calum.Ross@hilton.com