Media Release: Metropolitan offers corporates a day at the races


FOLLOWING the runaway success of last year’s occasion, Metropolitan cocktail bar and restaurant is once again hosting a Cheltenham Gold Cup hospitality event, offering corporates an opportunity to treat their valued guests to a day at the races – at Merchant Square in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Merchant City.

One of Britain’s most popular sporting institutions, The National Hunt Festival Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place on Friday 18 March, and Metropolitan is offering platinum and gold packages to corporates seeking to experience the special atmosphere of the races coupled with first class hospitality in Glasgow.

Metropolitan manager, Darren Scott, said: “The Cheltenham Festival has traditionally drawn a diverse audience since its inception in the early 1800’s.

“Today, the event evokes associations with excitement, quality and a great sense of style – traits we at Metropolitan are more than familiar with.

“Offering all the facilities you might expect at the Cheltenham racecourse itself, those with an already keen interest in racing will have everything they need for a truly authentic experience, while novices can enjoy the fantastic hospitality on offer.

“All this creates an ideal environment for drawing business associates and clients together for a unique and memorable day infused with passion, emotion and (if you’re lucky) celebration!”

Metropolitan’s most popular Platinum Cheltenham Gold Cup package represents excellent value at £1000 plus VAT for groups of ten.

Guests can expect a champagne reception; full three course lunch with wine, bottled beer and spirits on the table; late afternoon tea and coffee with pastries; a race card; racing papers; betting facilities and tipsters and free parking if required.

Meanwhile, ideal for tables of two to 20, the Gold Package, at £75 plus VAT per person per day, is priced individually to include a glass of champagne on arrival; a beautiful three-course lunch; wine and bottled beers; betting facilities; tipsters; race card and papers.

Screens, situated throughout the restaurant, will show all the action and Metropolitan’s Laurent Perrier champagne bar will open from 5pm for those in the mood for celebrating.

Located on Candleriggs at the heart of the Merchant City, Glasgow’s cultural, fashion and food quarter, Merchant Square offers an eclectic selection of restaurants and cafes.

Once part of the old Glasgow Fruit Market, Merchant Square is imbued with the history of the area’s dominating Victorian architecture, although today this sense of history blends seamlessly with the distinctly cosmopolitan ambiance that pervades the surrounding cobbled streets that bring the outside in.

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For further information please contact Darren Scott on tel 0141 553 1488

Issued on behalf of Merchant Square by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 16th February 2011.

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