The Social Hub to open first UK hotel in Glasgow

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Amsterdam-based The Social Hub, founded by Edinburgh entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, is opening its first UK hotel in Glasgow. It will be the company’s 18th European property with other premises in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

The 494-room, 20,000 square-metre hubhas been built on Candleriggs Square in the Merchant City. Reported to have been a £90m investment by the group, it says that it will feature one of the city’s largest rooftop bars.

The hybrid hospitality concept, which is due to open in Glasgow in April, combines a hotel, extended stay and student rooms. As well as co-working facilities, meeting and event spaces, a kitchen, restaurants, bars, and gyms it will also provide events and workshops for its members.

Formerly known as the Student Hotel, the company, which opened their €50m San Sebastian hub at the end of the month, caters to a community of travellers, students, business people as well as locals.

Social Hub’s CEO and founder Charlie MacGregor said, “I am so proud to be launching The Social Hub in the country I grew up in and where I began my professional career, getting hands-on experience and inspiring a business model that evolved into what is now The Social Hub.

“As pioneers in the hybrid hospitality industry, I am excited to be back home and to see the impact our Glasgow Hub will bring to the community through our spaces and experiences, ones that blur the boundaries of traditional hospitality offerings through our relentless ambition to create a better society, together with all those who walk through our doors.”

Picture: The Social Hub

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Category: Bar & Pub, Hotel News, News
Tags: Charlie MacGrego, Student Hotel, The Social Hub