Could Edinburgh be your next meeting destination?
With 33 airlines flying to 130 destinations and carrying over 12.4 million passengers in 2016, Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest and UK's 6th busiest airport. It is located 9.3 kilometres West of the city centre, and situated nearby the M8 and M9 motorways. By the way, getting to the city centre is easy; the Airlink bus operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with buses bringing you every 10 minutes to and from the city centre. If you decide to travel to the city by car, it will take you about 25 minutes in light traffic (be prepared to be patient).
However, many travellers choose to use the city trams, which run every 7 minutes to and from the City Centre, where it will take you about 30 minutes to reach your destination. Along with the City Centre, the trams also stop by the financial district, Murrayfield Stadium and by other railways stations such as Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and St Andrew Square.
For meeting planners, hosting your meetings in Edinburgh is a real treat and a wonderful experience. The city boasts a wide selection of meeting venues from big convention centres to boutique hotels that are perfect for any occasion. Be it an iconic building or historical castle - Edinburgh has it all.
Let's check out six fantastic meeting venues near Edinburgh International Airport and who knows, one of these venues might become one of your favourite places in the future.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport is an elegant and cosy four-star hotel by Hilton Edinburgh Airport. Just 2 minutes from EDI Airport and 16.1 km away from the city centre, this modern hotel is also 7 kilometres from Edinburgh Zoo and 12 kilometres from the Old Town streets of the Royal Mile. There is a shuttle bus service bringing guests to local attractions such as the Edinburgh Castle, which was a royal residence until the 17th century.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport comes with 22 versatile meeting rooms and reception spaces; all are equipped with modern technology. With a maximum capacity of 300 delegates and WiFi throughout the whole venue, the refurbished meeting rooms can welcome any type of event including conferences, corporate events, board meetings, recruitment events, exhibitions, associations, car launches, social events as well as weddings.
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
- Business Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Photo Copying Service
- Secretarial Service
- Wireless Internet
Edinburgh Marriott Hotel
The 4-star Edinburgh Marriott Hotel is situated just beside Gyle Shopping Centre and only 2.5 kilometres away from the M8 junction. Tourists and guests can reach the hotel within 5 minutes by car from Edinburgh Airport. All the luxurious facilities such as "The Leisure club", the indoor 15-metre pool, the gym facilities and the high-class bar are available for guests. Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens are also only 5 minutes away from the hotel.
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Edinburgh Marriot hotel comes with 12 specially equipped meeting rooms for events and conferences, offering 710 square meters of event space. Finally, with a capacity of 250 delegates and special audiovisual technology, this venue will make sure your event will be smooth and your delegates will be relaxed.
Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
Novotel Edinburgh Park hotel is only 4 kilometres away from Edinburgh International Airport, and just two minutes of walking distance away from the tram and public transport, making it easier for guests to travel to the city centre. Edinburgh Park Hotel is known for their "Element Restaurant" which serves creative, modern dishes as well as a traditional cuisine.
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No matter the type of meeting you are organising, you can optimise the chances of its success in the Novotel Edinburgh Park hotel. There are seven well equipped spacious contemporary conference rooms for meeting purposes, for a maximum of 150 delegates with free Wi-Fi throughout the venue.
- TV with VCR
- Audio and video equipment
- WiFi access
- Slide projector
- Syndicate rooms
- Video equipment
- Overhead projector
Norton House Hotel & Spa
Norton House Hotel & Spa is an elegant four-star hotel, offering you the atmoshpere of a private country home. Only 5 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, this stunning 1840 hotel provides free onsite carpark for guests. Norton House Hotel & Spa is well known for their award-winning restaurant and boutique rooms. Also, guests can visit Gyle Shopping Centre and Forth Rail Bridge, which are within 5-6 minutes distance from the hotel. Furthermore, there is an easy access to the A8 – M9 – M8 J2, making it one of the most convenient venues for any business event.
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Norton House is well known for their world-class business meetings and conferences in Edinburgh. There are 13 flexible meeting rooms with an average capacity of 300 delegates. With the latest equipment and a personal and stylish decoration for each meeting room, this venue is the perfect location to work and relax. And did we tell you that you can unwind after a long day thanks to the large selection of classes offered at the hotel? Book a time and discover the benefits of Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Spinning or other water based activities.
Edinburgh Capital Hotel
Situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood at the top of Corstorphine Hill, this sleek, modern hotel is a 1-minute walk from Hillwood Park and only 2 kilometres from Edinburgh Zoo.
Edinburgh Airport is also reachable within a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and direct bus routes into the city centre will give you the chance to see some of the major city attractions such as the educational Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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With a total area of 335 square meters, the Edinburgh Capital Hotel has seven air-conditioned meeting rooms. The modern hotel can organize your meetings, training courses, conferences and family events for up to 320 persons. During your stay, grab a chance to relax at the hotel's indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.
- Sound system
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
This elegant, contemporary hotel probably offers the best location for your event and delegates. Holiday Inn Edinburgh is located 300 metres from Edinburgh Zoo, 500 metres from Balgreen tram station and only 1 kilometre from Edinburgh Castle. The hotel is also just a 10-minute drive from the M8 motorway and a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
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With plenty of natural daylight in all the rooms, the hotel's 14 flexible conference rooms offer panoramic views and can host meetings for up to 120 delegates. All the meeting rooms are fully air-conditioned, offering the latest equipment as well as inclusive Wi-Fi around the whole venue.
- Flip Chart and Markers
- Name Cards and Holders Provided
- Pens, Pencils and Pads Provided
- 35 mm Slide Projector
- Cable Modem
- Digital Projector
- DVD Player
- Laser Disc
- LCD Projector
- Lectern or Podium
- Modem Lines
- Over Head Projector
- LCD Television
- Plasma Television