Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel
Glasgow (8 miles away)
Healthcare Venues believes the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow aligns to the metric applied to our GREEN assessment status.
General Positioning: Located in an imposing red brick building only 20 minutes from Glasgow and its international airport, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is unique in the UK as it houses not only a 4- star business hotel but is attached to the 230 bed Golden Jubilee public hospital and importantly, a medical institute within the same building, which facilitates and supports high quality research projects. All these facilities can be used stand alone or in an integrated format to provide spaces for a wide range of healthcare meeting types in the 15 meeting rooms from 5 to 250 persons in one meeting room with multiple breakout room options. Any meetings at the Golden Jubilee complex can be in traditional formats or when working with the research institute integrate the use of surgical skills rooms, live links to operating theatres and the meeting space including via an auditorium within the centre. All this space is connected vis the hotel lobby area so is compact yet provides distinct spaces for each facility.
Sales and Marketing: Both digital and off line marketing material concentrates on the meetings proposition of the hotel, which is substantial and a driver for the majority of guests that use the hotel. The styling of the website delivers a window into the meetings facilities, as one would expect of a hotel with this name. Messages regarding leisure guest and the Health club take second place to a business focus throughout all materials.
Location and Setting: The location of the hotel some 20 minute drive from Glasgow city centre, connects the hotel with the city infrastructure, whilst maintaining access to the international airport, which is also 20 minutes by car, as is the SEC Centre – Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre the host of a number of medical society meetings every year and the motorway infrastructure to ensure connectivity to the rest of the region. This means that both national and international meetings are viable at the Golden Jubilee hotel. The Dalmuir train station is 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The river Clyde, visible from the Waterhouse restaurant and bar runs across the rear of the hotel and there are some outside spaces which are used for team building events on rare occasions.
Fit for Purpose: Meetings are central to the purpose of the Golden Jubilee hotel. There are two distinct spaces for meetings, at either end of the hotel complex, providing 15 individual rooms, including a small auditorium for 170 persons and the Arcoona for 250 persons theatre style and a range of breakout rooms, one includes a video wall and technology to synchronise tablet devices for the modern content driven meeting. Overall, styling is modern in part, demonstrated in the lobby, known as the central plaza and traditional in most other areas of the venue, reflecting the heritage of the initial build of the hotel and hospital in 1994. There are facilities for leisure guests including a health club with a pool and gym however, these spaces do not detract from the business impression created by the overall space.
Facilities: The Golden Jubilee hotel is initially dominated by the sheer size of the building and its red brick industrial design. The architectural design does not, for these reasons, provide a luxury or impression of anything other than a large-scale hotel. The hospital complex attached is not initially obvious and it is not until entering the hotel that the direct access to the hospital can be seen from the lobby area. Essentially to a corridor leading to the hospital reception. The hotel lobby is modern, contemporary almost minimal in design. When meetings take place in the meeting rooms that surround the plaza, this space it is one of the hubs of the hotel.
Meetings: Of the three main meeting areas one, is located at the Plaza / hotel lobby and consists of the Inspiration rooms for 32 persons in three rooms or 120 persons as one space. These rooms have been designed to reflect the needs of the modern meeting with video conferencing capability and have access to outside spaces. Also located in the Plaza are two more breakout rooms or offices for a maximum of 60 persons theatre style. In the same space is the Innovation Centre. A two-sided glass room with cutting edge technology including a video wall, 80-inch plasma TV and docking stations for tablet devices. This space in conjunction with the 170-person Auditorium located next to the space provides meeting space, sympathetic to the creation of modern learning spaces with technology at its heart. Refreshment and lunch breaks are taken in the central plaza which is not private. The second meeting space is located to the rear of the hotel and includes the plenary room the Arcoona which can accommodate 250- persons theatre style, navigating some pillars within the room. Three sections can be divided to create breakout rooms with a further 4 rooms, to make 7 breakout rooms for a minimum of 12 persons or 40 theatre style if some rooms are combined. The summary; a range of rooms offering plenary and breakout spaces. The design of this second space is traditional in design with patterned colour schemes marble floors and wood effect walls.
The third space is located in the research centre, accessed via a door from the main hotel plaza. Within this space any organiser can bring a medical feel to any meeting using the four training rooms, three of which are suited to clinical and nursing training events and one a more traditional meeting room with inbuilt screens and projectors. In addition, there is a patient simulator room, live links to cardiac catheterisation labs and to cardiac and orthopaedic theatres and a surgical skills room with six theatrestyle platforms, one central platform for the presenter and a preparation room with storage refrigerators and a transition area to allow delegates to change from outdoor clothing where necessary. These meeting spaces can be used in conjunction with the hotel food and beverage infrastructure and other meeting spaces.
Bedrooms: There are 168 bedrooms in two categories, 12 prototype (as at 10.02.17) and 146 (130 standard (includes king and disabled rooms), 10 executive rooms and 6 suites (larger spaces)) in the original design style. Prototype rooms, as part of a refurbishment and investment programme, are modern and contemporary with a number of design touches from internet TVs, mood lighting controls and modern contemporary bathrooms, with stone tiles and power showers. The styling of furniture and décor can be described as contemporary, stylish yet aligned to regular business travellers. It would be wrong to describe them as luxury in the strictest sense of the word. Traditional rooms show some light design touches linked to the Scottish designer Charles Renee Macintosh but it would be wrong to see this as being a theme room, simply a comfortable, well sized room with a traditional style in terms of colour schemes and furniture. All rooms, as to be expected of a business room have irons, ironing boards plus coffee and tea making facilities. Executive rooms have a trouser press and stocked fridge, which can be emptied.
Leisure: The Health club is not a spa, without the treatment options that would come with a spa, neither is it designed to be a concept space, or is it marketed as such. Visibility from the main hotel is limited so there is no sense of the business purpose of the venue being impacted.
Service: The service levels are consistent with a venue suitable for healthcare meetings and events. There is no sign that the venue attempts to use service and a guest-to-staff ratio to leverage luxury impressions.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel which was consistent in strength during our visit. No sign up process is required and conference delegates Wi-Fi access is included within the day delegate rate.
- Venues of Excellence
- ICCA - International Congress & Convention Assoc.
- Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
At the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel we are committed to ensuring that the environment is safeguarded for future generations and to continually improving our performance through our active environmental policy. We are a Gold Award member of Visit Scotland's Green Tourism Business Scheme.
We actively involve all our staff, delegates and guests in helping to achieve our green agenda. Our eco-friendly measures include;
•Locally sourced produce in our menus.
•Recycle waste, such as plastic bottles,used cooking oil wherever possible.
•Reduce our use of paper - using e-mail, e-brochures and e-faxing.
•Wherever possible, we ensure that all our purchases are made from recycled materials.
•Monitor our heat, light and power consumption.
•Provide video conferencing as a resource for clients who wish to reduce the need to travel to meetings.
•Bird boxes are located in the hotel grounds for local wildlife.
•Offer bicycles and cycling/walking routes for our guests.
Meeting & Event Room Capacities
Meeting & Event Rooms
Total no. of meeting rooms: 15
Max capacity (Theatre Style): 240
Total no. of breakout rooms: 0
Total capacity of all breakout rooms: 0
The tick shown below identifies the rate banding applicable for that venue, based on its geographical location. Please note these rates act only as a benchmark guideline. Actual rates will be subject to seasonal fluctuations, corporate agreements and any individual/separate negotiation.
Day Delegate Rate
- UK: < £45
- SE / London: < £54
- UK: £45 - £69
- SE / London: £54 - £86
- UK: £69 +
- SE / London: £86 +
- UK: < £150
- SE / London: < £180
- UK: £150 - £189
- SE / London: £180 - £227
- UK: £189 +
- SE / London: £227 +
Nearest train stations
- Dalmuir (0.29 miles away)
- Glasgow International Airport (3.1 miles away)
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport (28.55 miles away)
- M8 JCT 30 (2.22 miles away)
Situated off the A814 to the west of Glasgow, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is an approximate 15 minutes drive from the city centre. Follow the M8, leaving at Junction 30, cross the Erskine bridge, then take the exit for Clydebank. At traffic lights turn right, then left at the next lights into Beardmore Street.
Venue Contact Details
Telephone: 0141 951 6000
Fax: 0141 951 6018
Name: Laura Malley
Telephone: 0141 951 6003