Highlight on SEC - Scottish Event Campus
Visiting Glasgow for a conference or going to see a concert? Chances are you’ll be going to the SEC (Scottish Event Campus), previously known as the SECC, the three venues encompassing the campus has rebranded to accumulate one of the world’s newest arenas SSE Hydro, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and the SEC Armadillo. As the perfect event destination, the SEC is located just 5 minutes by car to the west of the city centre and has direct transport links for rail and buses. The modern amenities mean that the venue is accessible for all, plus you can enjoy a delicious meal or drinks at one of the many eateries.
The SEC is the biggest centre of its kind in Scotland and over the past few years’ record numbers of crowds have attended events here. Recently ranking third in the Pollstar top 100 global arenas and an amazing number one in the Billboard arena charts, the arenas have hosted hosted high profile events including the MTV Europe Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, boxing matches and family days out at shows such as Cirque du Soleil, ScotHot, the Scottish Cycling, Running and Outdoor Pursuits Show or the Girls Day out.
Be part of the crowd
Glasgow has the unique status as a UNESCO City of Music and attracts music artists from around the globe with all types of genres from folk to country and western, pop and rock. World famous acts love to play in front of the legendary Glasweigan crowds attracting large names such as U2, Beyoncé, Coldplay, One Direction and The Who. Each year the SEC announces big names to play live and wow the energetic audiences which flock to the arena, even flying in from abroad.
Glasgow’s entertainment heartbeat doesn’t stop at music as the SEC plays host to many theatre and live shows including an annual pantomime performance and circus. Many internationally acclaimed comedians always stop at Glasgow as part of their tour circuit – coming up during 2017 you can book tickets for a hilarious night out watching Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard and fans favourite Ricky Gervais who will all play at the SEC over the coming months. Book now for American legend Neil Diamond who also comes to Glasgow in October or see Sir Andy Murray live as he takes on Wimbeldon Tennis champion Roger Federer in an exhilarating match – one not to be missed!
Corporate events and conferences in Glasgow
Another element to this venue are the large industry and trade conferences which take place here, particularly for the medical, commercial and technological sectors. Corporate organisations enjoy the large scale premium facilities available for attendees allowing them to book annual conferences and road shows, selecting Glasgow over other UK or global destinations. Find out more about upcoming events and exhibitions at the SEC.
Serviced apartments for your stay in the city
Look no further than the award-winning Fraser Suites Glasgow as the perfect base to explore Glasgow and enjoy easy access to the SEC. Our prime location in the bustling Merchant City provides our guests with a number of transport routes - a car ride or taxi takes roughly 10 minutes as we’re located alongside three main routes in the city centre: Argyle Street, Clyde Street and the M8. These routes all lead towards the venue. If you’re going to be using public transport, trains depart every 15 minutes from Argyle Street lower level station (just a few streets from Fraser Suites) to the Exhibition Centre train station. Journey time by rail averages 6 minutes between the stations.
Why stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow?
Upon check-in, you’ll be greeted at Fraser Suites Glasgow with a warm Scottish welcome. Our luxury serviced apartments achieved a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor® in 2015 and are set in a beautifully-renovated 1850s Victorian building in the trendy Merchant City: Glasgow’s cultural quarter with bustling nightlife, shops, cafés, art galleries and restaurants. Elegantly designed with a timeless and classic appeal, our 98 luxury residences comprise of studios and one and two-bedroom apartments which give you the benefits of city living combined with a touch of elegance and indulgence. Our conscious staff are always on hand to help you upon arrival and our guests are free to select from a number of complimentary facilities on site including Wi-Fi. Gym goers will enjoy keeping focused on their workouts in our exclusive fully equipped gymnasium which is complete with weight and cardio machines to keep you in shape.
Each room is well appointed with modern furnishings, an in-room electronic safe, flat screen television, iPod dock and DVD player in addition to the 24/7 reception facilities. Laundry services, continental breakfast and daily housekeeping are available for guests of selected residences. Why not stay refreshed during your visit to Fraser Suites Glasgow by utilising our 24 hour concierge services for a meal or drinks to enjoy in your luxurious room.
If you’re only in Glasgow for a short stay, the ideal choice for a room would be one of our stunning studio apartments. They’ve been specifically designed with the city traveller in mind who prefers amenities and a room that has everything they’d need if they were at home. The integrative design allows for a comfortable space with a contemporary kitchen and dining area, en suite bathroom and work area. Perfect for making the most of your stay in the city and relaxing before going to your event at the SEC.
If you are planning a girl’s weekend in the city or a short break with your partner, select Fraser Suites Glasgow as the ideal location for a fun weekend away, teamed with seeing a show or concert. As Scotland’s shopping capital, you can enjoy stores which rival those in London to indulge in, such as Debenhams, Michael Kors, House of Fraser, Jo Malone and Topshop. Sightseeing is also a must in Glasgow with its abundance of museums and cultural attractions, open top bus or walking tours or why not take a stroll around Glasgow Green and along the walkway by the famous River Clyde. Take time out for a tasty bite to eat in one of the restaurants or cafés surrounding Merchant City or Royal Exchange Square before returning to your luxury apartment to refresh – you’ll find an eclectic mixture of cuisines from Mexican to Russian, Lebanese, Italian and everything in between. Or, ladies who lunch can even opt for a tasty afternoon tea while sipping some bubbly.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fraser Suites Glasgow. Book your accommodation here.