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Hello Glasgow! The Social Hub opens its doors introducing its unique, hybrid hospitality concept to the UK for the first time

The Social Hub Glasgow

Other hubs are located in some of Europe’s most vibrant cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Madrid, Vienna and most recently – San Sebastián which was inaugurated earlier this year.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – The Social Hub opens its doors in Glasgow tomorrow, 12th April. As this unique hybrid hospitality concept continues to expand across Europe, Glasgow marks the brand’s first UK location to welcome it’s diverse community of travellers, students, business people, neighbours and more in this brand new, £90 million, development.

Employing more than 80 locals, Glasgow represents the 18th hub to open for the Amsterdam-based company, which was founded in 2012 by Edinburgh-born entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor.

The Social Hub Glasgow

Located in the vibrant and stylish Merchant City District, The Social Hub Glasgow features a combination of 494 hotel, student and extended stay rooms and spaces where a diverse community can come to learn, stay, work and play. With room for up to 222 co-workers daily, The Social Hub Glasgow offers everything from flexible memberships and dedicated desks, through to 20 private offices, dynamic meeting and event spaces, together with an auditorium, a gym, restaurant and bar alongside a bustling schedule of curated purpose-driven events, workshops and social moments.

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.

Working with complementary local partners

The Social Hub Glasgow is launching with a carefully curated selection of like-minded local partners.

The Social Hub Glasgow

In collaboration with multi-award winning Scottish sustainable fashion designer Siobhan Mackenzie, who’s Made in Scotland brand ethos reinvents the classics into a contemporary label inspire by Scotland, The Social Hub Glasgow will launch with its own unique tartan. Siobhan is one of The Social Hub Glasgow’s first ambassadors – a community of local changemakers and cultural leaders with common aspirations. Touches of tartan will be found throughout the rooms and bespoke tartan items will be available to purchase from The Social Hub.

The Social Hub Glasgow

Working with a selection of local suppliers who share The Social Hub’s values on sustainability and social impact; guests will have the chance to sample:

  • Sea Change Wine – ethically sourced and eco-friendly white, red and rosé wines, with every bottle helping to fund global conservation projects.
  • Dear Green – local B Corp coffee business.
  • Paddy and Scott’s – small, UK based coffee business sharing its profits with the families and communities that grow their coffee.
  • Brewgooder – whose aim is to allow drinkers to make a positive difference with every pint enjoyed. The Brewgooder Foundation grants funds to inspiring projects that can help to empower communities and enable opportunities for one million people by 2030.
  • Arbikie – local gin and vodka distillery. Producing the products on the Arbikie farm using local produce and solar power means the distilling process, from start to finish, uses negligible miles. Most of the waste produced from distilling is used to feed cattle.
  • Vinca Wine  – These award winning, canned, organic wines are made from organic grapes and the cans are 100 percent re-cyclable.

Indeed, the food and drinks served at The Social Hub caters to a wide range of tastes and appetites; from Scottish seafood bowls, crispy falafel and vegan haggis spring rolls to select Glasgow comfort food favourites such as a signature smoked pork cheeks. The full buffet breakfast also provides the best possible start to the day, with healthy options including plant-based coconut yoghurt and avocado on sourdough, to the chef’s Scottish signature breakfast hash.

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