Aberdeen hotels aim to strike gold on Emerald Isle

The quality of hotels in Aberdeen will be showcased to some of Ireland’s top event organisers this month as part of VisitScotland’s annual ‘Scotland in Dublin’ networking event.

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Representatives from Macdonald Pittodrie House and Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen will join members of the national tourism organisation’s Business Tourism team at Restaurant Forty One on Wednesday 11 March, when they will meet with Irish MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) agencies.

Some of Ireland’s top MICE agencies will be at the event, which will feature a presentation from VisitScotland’s Business Events team on new venues and hotels in Scotland.

While discussing what Scottish hotels have to offer Irish event organisers, those at the event will enjoy a specially tailored Scottish menu, highlighting the quality of Scottish produce in the country’s Year of Food and Drink 2015.

Caroline Lyons of VisitScotland’s Business Tourism team said: “The Scotland in Dublin networking evening provides the perfect opportunity for Irish event organisers to discover how easy it is to travel to the Home of Golf, to dine in royal palaces and to find out how Scotland, with its mix of strong tradition and contemporary flare, is the perfect stage for MICE events.

“We are looking forward to a hugely productive evening, which will help to put our Scottish partners in the shop window to some of Ireland’s leading event organisers.”

It is estimated that Scotland’s Business Tourism industry is worth nearly £2 billion to the Scottish economy.

VisitScotland partners at ‘Scotland in Dublin’:

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

McMillan Hotels:
North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
Fernhill Hotel, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ayrshire

Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

Macdonald Hotels
Macdonald Pittodrie House, Aberdeen
Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, Stirlingshire
Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
Macdonald Houstoun House, Edinburgh
Macdonald Crutherland House, Glasgow
New Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles
Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel, Perthshire
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Stirling

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