With many new exciting developments underway in the Granite City, Aberdeen is the place to be! As we head towards the new AECC opening in 2018; there are lots of developments within the City which will increase the Aberdeen Advantage when hosting your event in this beautiful City.
Aberdeen International Airport is currently undertaking a three-year project which will transform and expand the current terminal building. This will include a larger lounge area, more retail spaces, a refreshed arrivals products, a state-of-the-art security search area and more lounges overlooking the runway. This transformation will help with the increasing levels of passengers and number of flights heading into and out of Aberdeen!
This enhances the product offering already in-place; as Aberdeen International Airport is already well-placed with daily flights to many other UK and European destinations and hub airports; including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Stavanger and Copenhagen.
In addition to the three planned on-site hotels which will be built as part of the new AECC development; the offering available in the City is also growing, with new developments being announced regularly.
More hotels are choosing to build in Aberdeen, with an additional 1, 500 bedrooms being built in the next two years. Including Novotel and Ibis hotels situated at the Airport; a new Residence Inn by Marriott in the City Centre; as well as a 220 bedroom hotel by the Sandman Group.
A £30million expansion project is underway at Aberdeen Art Gallery; which will increase the number of gallery spaces in the building from 11 to 21, housed within a world-class cultural centre celebrating art and music. The development incorporates three much-loved buildings including the Cowdray Hall and the War Memorial Court and has been awarded £10million of Heritage Lottery Funding.
The redevelopment will feature a new rooftop gallery to showcase international-quality exhibitions, two new education suites and a community gallery – offering even more space for conferences looking for social event venues.
At the heart of the City; Marischal Square is the latest, most significant development. Designed to transform the centre of Aberdeen, it is a place where a refreshing mix of high quality elements come together to create a fresh, vibrant, new central area in the heart of Aberdeen City and will incorporate office space, coffee shops, restaurants, the afore-mentioned 4-star Residence Inn by Marriott and a bright, accessible central public space.
With so many new developments; Aberdeen is the perfect destination to host your next event. As a City with strong business and leisure tourism; this vibrant City has something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you here in the future.