Glasgow Courtyard SEC by Marriot opens its doors

Glasgow Courtyard SEC opening

Glasgow’s Courtyard SEC by Marriott has opened for business, creating 45 jobs.

The hotel is the second Courtyard to open in Glasgow and sits on the banks of the River Clyde, adjacent to the OVO Hydro.

The property comprises 216 bedrooms, including 16 family rooms and 44 superior rooms. It also has five full meeting, conference and event spaces, holding up to 100 delegates on the first floor as well as a 24-hour fitness centre.

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Courtyard SEC features on-site parking and a covered walkway to the SEC, so is well placed for guests who will be attending events within the campus.

The hotel is also committed to a sustainable approach, using mobile room keys and a no plastic policy in place for the bar, committing to glass and 100% compostable paper cups.

An 80-cover restaurant called Hopscotch has also opened at the property, featuring a menu that incorporates Scottish flavours and local ingredients. At the in-house bar, guests can enjoy a dedicated menu of seasonal cocktails.

General Manager, Ross Saunders, who is originally from Glasgow, has moved from the Moxy at Merchant City to open the Courtyard. He said: “It’s just over 36 years ago to the day that the first Courtyard Marriott opened for business travellers. I’m proud to be launching this stunning new hotel at the SEC but also within striking distance of the thriving bars and restaurants in Finnieston.”

Donovan Sumner, Regional Director of Operations UK for Hotel Co. 51, the operating company for Glasgow Courtyard SEC added: “This is our 14th hotel opening in the UK and first Courtyard Marriott. We’re excited to be working with the team at the SEC as events and conferences get back on track. Thanks to the location of the hotel, we were full for the Climate Change Summit and will continue to build on that as one of the key hotels in the city for travellers and delegates attending events in the area.”

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