May 092014

NEWSLINE MEDIA LIMITEDWith thanks to Beverley Tricker.

Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel has been crowned the regional Events Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

The annual awards ceremony, which highlights hospitality excellence, named Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel as Events Hotel of the Year for the north east region.

Judges visited the hotel earlier in the year and were impressed with the scope to hold different events, facilities and the professionalism of the events staff.

The award covers the full scope of hospitality events, from corporate meetings and conferences, to dinner dances and weddings.

Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel general manager Alison Christie (pictured) says that events is a fast-growing sector within the hotel.

She adds,

“It’s well known that hotels in Aberdeen are performing incredibly well because of the buoyant economy. While there is very high demand for rooms, there is also growing demand for meetings and event spaces.

“Firms in the north east are growing their workforces because of the strong economy and that has meant that additional office space for meetings is at a premium.

“Hotels that can provide well-organised events of all sizes, from meetings to conferences and corporate balls, are benefitting from that. We have built up a very strong track record in this area the hotel business.”

The hotel played host to 68 events in 2013, and is set to surpass that total this year with 76 events already booked. The hotel, a popular venue for weddings, will see 17 couples celebrate their big day this year, with 12 more already booked in for 2015.

“We always strive to offer our guests the best possible event experience, so have our efforts acknowledged with this award is absolutely fantastic. We won the Wedding Team of the Year in 2013, so it is fantastic that the team has been able to build on that success,” says Alison.

Thistle has three hotels in Aberdeen – The Caledonian, Aberdeen Airport and Aberdeen Altens. There are 446 bedrooms across the three venues, and each has conferencing and banqueting facilities. Aberdeen Altens also has an on-site leisure club and spa. Further information is available at

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