Hiya Glasgow! The Social Hub introduces its unique, hybrid hospitality concept to the UK for the first time

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Glasgow, Scotland (12 April 2024) – Today, Friday April 12th,  The Social Hub debuts in the UK with the highly-awaited opening of a four star hotel in Glasgow, the first UK location for the industry-leading, community-focused hybrid hospitality concept. 

The Social Hub Glasgow is the 18th property to open in Europe for the Amsterdam-based company, with other locations currently operating in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain where a diverse community – including travellers, students, business people, neighbours and more – come to learn, stay, work and play.  


Founded by entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, who grew up in Edinburgh, 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. 

This unique and award-winning hybrid hospitality concept features hotel, extended stay and student rooms through to spaces to work and meet, such as large co-working facilities, dynamic meeting and event spaces, a large community kitchen, restaurants, bars, and gyms alongside a bustling schedule of curated purpose-driven events, workshops and social moments. 


With an investment of over £90 million and employing more than 80 locals, the highly anticipated new property is located in Merchant City, one of Glasgow’s most storied and stylish districts. Known for its cafés on cobbled streets and thriving music scene, The Social Hub makes an ideal base from which to explore and draw inspiration from this historic city and the surrounding region. 

With 494 rooms, the newly built 20,000 square-metre hub has been specially created to inspire and connect creative minds through curated spaces designed to capture the city's gritty material with the well-known Glaswegian strength of character and quick-witted humour. The Social Hub Glasgow will feature one of the city’s largest rooftop bars (anticipated opening this autumn) as well as a stylish, laid-back restaurant and bar serving a range of international and locally-inspired food and drink options throughout the day. A shop also offers grab-and-go food options as well as essentials, and curated local & The Social Hub products. 

Hotel accommodation  

With comfy beds, inspiring workspaces, laundry & ironing facilities and daily cleaning services, rooms at The Social Hub Glasgow are the ideal spot to recharge or work on goals and dreams. Hotel guests can revel in the energy and community of The Social Hub, where everyone has the freedom to be themselves. Surrounded by like-minded curious people, guests are welcome to benefit from all the above facilities (excluding the communal kitchens). However, there are also a number of extended stay studios featuring in-room kitchenettes, ideal for digital nomads and extended business travellers, who may fancy a quiet night in once in a while.  

Student accommodation 

Students can book a variety of rooms available, offering an unforgettable, full-service experience, benefiting from: a diverse program of community events tailored for the mind, body and soul, access to a community kitchen with all utensils, onsite laundry, study spaces, gym membership, monthly linen and room cleaning services, high-speed Wi-Fi utilities and maintenance, free bike rentals, and more. They can of course take advantage of the bar, restaurant and shop with special discounts.  

Co-working spaces 

With room for up to 222 co-workers daily, The Social Hub Glasgow offers flexible memberships, to dedicated desks, through to 20 private offices. Members of The Social Hub become part of a global community of ambitious creatives, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and start-ups changing the world. They have the option to work in quiet and flexible spaces or brainstorm in private, expandable meeting rooms. Membership also includes use of the gym and the ability to join in a range of networking events and workshops ensuring an inspiring space where connections grow, ideas spark and change happens.  


Eight flexible meeting and event spaces totalling 1,500 square-metres are also available to hire – from small brainstorms to larger scale conferences in an auditorium – anything is possible at The Social Hub. 


CEO & Founder of The Social Hub, Charlie MacGregor, stated: “I am so proud to be launching The Social Hub in the country I grew up in and where I began my professional career, getting hands-on experience and inspiring a business model that evolved into what is now The Social Hub. As pioneers in the hybrid hospitality industry, I am excited to be back home and to see the impact our Glasgow Hub will bring to the community through our spaces and experiences, ones that blur the boundaries of traditional hospitality offerings through our relentless ambition to create a better society, together with all those who walk through our doors.” 


The Social Hub Glasgow, Candleriggs Square, Glasgow, G1 1TQ; Phone +44 1415360788 www.thesocialhub.co/glasgow.    

About The Social Hub

Driven by a purpose to create a better society, The Social Hub is a pioneer in the hybrid hospitality industry, offering spaces where guests from all walks of life can learn, stay, work and play. With hotels located across Europe’s most dynamic cities, The Social Hub connects and creates a unique community of travellers, students, business professionals, neighbours, and more.

From hotel facilities, student and extended stay rooms, co-working spaces, through to auditoriums, gyms, event spaces and a comprehensive social impact programme including its TSH Talent Foundation, The Social Hub is a place where people can connect and learn from one another, build a community and engage in unique experiences that help spark ideas and make change happen.

Founded in 2012, The Social Hub is headquartered in Amsterdam and counts with more than 1,000 employees. The company’s total locations amount to 23, including 18 hotels and over 10,000 rooms currently operating in Amsterdam (two hubs), Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, Delft, Eindhoven, Florence, Glasgow, Groningen, Maastricht, Madrid, Paris, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, The Hague, Toulouse, and Vienna. Five hubs are currently in development: Porto, Florence Belfiore and Rome will open in 2025, while Lisbon and Turin will welcome guests further ahead. For more information: www.thesocialhub.co.

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