The Social Hub makes its UK debut in Glasgow

The Social Hub, with hotels located across Europe’s most dynamic cities, is about to make its mark in the UK, with the highly-awaited opening of a four star hotel in Glasgow this April – here’s what we know…

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The Social Hub Glasgow will be the 18th property to open in Europe for the Amsterdam-based company, with other locations currently operating in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain where a diverse community – including travellers, students, business people, neighbours and more – come to learn, stay, work and play.

The Social Hub interior lobby render with dark blue wall and soft furniture

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Founded by entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, who grew up in Edinburgh, The Social Hub believes a better society is created when people with vision and talent come together from all walks of life. The organisation works towards achieving this social impact objective and generating concrete value to the communities in which it operates by designing unique spaces that foster community building, coupled by an unparalleled programme of community experiences, and an ongoing commitment to monitoring the impact of its business operations.

“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,” said Charlie MacGregor, CEO & Founder of 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.”

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This unique and award-winning hybrid hospitality concept features hotel, extended stay, and student rooms through to spaces to work and meet, such as large co-working facilities, dynamic meeting and event spaces, a large community kitchen, restaurants, bars, and gyms alongside a bustling schedule of curated purpose-driven events, workshops, and social moments.

With an investment of over £90 million and employing more than 80 locals, the highly anticipated new property is located in Merchant City, one of Glasgow’s most storied and stylish districts. Known for its cafés on cobbled streets and thriving music scene, The Social Hub makes an ideal base from which to explore and draw inspiration from this historic city and the surrounding region.

With 494 rooms, the newly built 20,000 square-metre hub has been specially created to inspire and connect creative minds through curated spaces designed to capture the city’s gritty material with the well-known Glaswegian strength of character and quick-witted humour. The Social Hub Glasgow will feature one of the city’s largest rooftop bars as well as a stylish, laid-back restaurant and bar serving a range of international and locally-inspired food and drink options throughout the day. A shop will also offer grab-and-go food options as well as essentials, and curated local and The Social Hub products.

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With comfy beds, inspiring workspaces, laundry and ironing facilities and daily cleaning services, rooms at The Social Hub Glasgow are the ideal spot to recharge or work on goals and dreams. Hotel guests will revel in the energy and community of The Social Hub, where everyone has the freedom to be themselves. Surrounded by like-minded curious people, guests will benefit from all the above facilities (excluding the communal kitchens). However, there are also a number of extended stay studios featuring in-room kitchenettes, ideal for digital nomads and extended business travellers, who may fancy a quiet night in once in a while.

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Students can book a variety of rooms available, offering an unforgettable, full-service experience, benefiting from: a diverse program of community events tailored for the mind, body and soul, access to a community kitchen with all utensils, onsite laundry, study spaces, gym membership, monthly linen and room cleaning services, high-speed Wi-Fi utilities and maintenance, free bike rentals. They can of course take advantage of the bar, restaurant, and shop with special discounts.

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With room for up to 222 co-workers daily, The Social Hub Glasgow offers flexible memberships, to dedicated desks, through to 20 private offices. Members of The Social Hub become part of a global community of ambitious creatives, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and start-ups changing the world. They will have the option to work in quiet and flexible spaces or brainstorm in private, expandable meeting rooms. Membership also includes use of the gym and the ability to join in a range of networking events and workshops ensuring an inspiring space where connections grow, ideas spark and change happens.

In addition, eight flexible meeting and event spaces totalling 1,500 square-metres are also available to hire – from small brainstorms to larger scale conferences in an auditorium.