Hilton UK: why Scotland is a top business and tourism destination

Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Hilton UK & Ireland, talks about the progress of Scotland as a world-class business and leisure tourist destination and how easy and cost-effective it is to do business in Scotland.

Scotland is a great place to do business

Hilton UK & Ireland are a world-leading hospitality company and one of the most recognisable names in the hotel industry.

Talking about Scotland as a business and tourism destination, Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Hilton UK & Ireland said, “We’re very excited at Hilton about the progress of Scotland as a business and leisure tourist destination."


“It’s very cost-effective and easy to do business in Scotland. Hilton is incredibly proud of the long-standing relationship we’ve had with Scotland, and we’re only seeking to grow that. Scotland is a great place to do business.”

Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Hilton UK & Ireland

Attractive business and leisure destination

Steve said, "I think there was a real catapulting of that status in 2014 with the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Not only did that present an attractive product from a leisure perspective, but from a business perspective too. We’re seeing more businesses wanting to trade and do business with Scotland.

“Hilton are particularly excited about the development in Aberdeen with the exhibition centre. In fact, we’re partnering with the developers to introduce a new Hilton Hotel on that property. It’s a £333 million development, which is hugely exciting. This will connect up our capabilities as a World-leading hospitality company with the exciting business destination that Aberdeen offers, all brought together under the roof of the new exhibition centre.”

“Scotland is a world-class destination, and outside of London, it’s arguably the most attractive from a tourism and business perspective.”

Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President, Hilton UK & Ireland

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