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George Hotel hosts historic SCDI lunch with Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney

George Hotel, Edinburgh SCDI lunch
The George Hotel in Edinburgh, part of the award winning PH Hotels Group, cemented its reputation as Edinburgh’s premier conference and events destination last month hosting the prestigious Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) Lunch with Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England on January 29th.

The event discussing ‘The Economics of Currency Unions' marked Governor Carney's first visit to Scotland since he took office in July 2013 attracting widespread national media attention as he delivered his analysis of the economic impact of an independent Scotland.

The four-star hotel and events venue on George Street, which has been awarded the BDRC Gold Standard in recent years for its outstanding meeting facilities, was the centre of media attention as over 182 delegates gathered to hear the Governor’s speech. Guests were seated in the iconic King’s Hall, a grand and opulent space, where they enjoyed a delicious two course lunch followed by the Governor’s presentation and an audience Q&A.

Afterwards Governor Carney held a press conference in the Library for 40 members of the media with coverage dominating the news agenda across the country.

Graeme Barclay, General Manager at The George Hotel, said: “We are extremely proud to have been selected to host such a prestigious event and our team worked around the clock liaising closely with event organisers to ensure that every last detail went exactly to plan. “With substantial national media interest in the event, stakes were high to make sure we delivered on our high standards of excellence. We have had excellent feedback from organisers, guests and media who attended the event and look forward to working with SCDI in the future.”

In the heart of Scotland’s capital city and just a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station and all major transport links, The George Hotel is the ideal location for conferences and events with nine flexible function spaces ranging from the elegant George Suite and grand King’s Hall to the Panorama meeting room which offers spectacular views across Edinburgh.

The hotel offers everything from cutting-edge technology, exclusive Business Zones, exquisite dining options and team building partnerships with local business such as the Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia.

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