Surgeons’ Venues Entertain 2000 City Workers
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
on behalf of Surgeons Quarter
A STAGGERING 2000 professionals celebrated their Christmas night out this year at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) – furthering the institution’s burgeoning festive reputation.
Taking place for three consecutive nights, the ‘Ultimate Christmas Party’ made use of three of the individual venues to provide an all-encompassing festive offering – with all profits going back into improving surgical standards around the world.
In its second year, the one-stop party idea proved a major hit with capital workers, with each room offering a different theme allowing it to cater for everyone.
Scott Mitchell, Commercial Director at the RCSEd Commercial Enterprises, said: “After the success of last year’s event we immediately started planning how we could make this year even better and from the response of those who attended I believe we achieved that.
“The spaces we now have, with the Prince Phillip building included, made it an easy decision to continue to once again welcome festive revellers – and we pulled out all the stops for a lavish Christmas party night out.”
Snow canons, prosecco bar, cocktail lounge, karaoke and disco all featured in The Quincentenary building and a casino, magician, face painter, live band and gin lounge were hosted in the new Prince Phillip Building.
The stunning Playfair Hall also provided a dedicated chill out space – rounding off an experience to rival anything else available in the city in one of its most impressive settings.
A reveller from the Livingston-based St John’s Accident and Emergency team, said: “50 of us from St John’s A&E attended last night and had the best time. At one point I think we “took over” the entire dance floor of the karaoke room!
“We would absolutely recommend the venue to others. Once again, thank you.”
Following on from the success of the “Ultimate Christmas Party Night” Scott has announced that in 2018 the programme of dates will be increased with enquiries already coming in from parties wishing to rebook.
Scott added: “When we launched the Ultimate Christmas Party it was just another part of our dedication to providing the best entertainment and hospitality in Edinburgh. It has been great to see it grow and we can’t wait to make it even bigger next year.
“Next year we will look to enhance this experience even further whilst maintaining excellent value, safety and security for all attendees.”
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is one of the most august institutions in Scotland. It provides education and assessment for medical students, surgical trainees and consultants and supports research to advance standards of care for the future. Surgeons trained and assessed through the College take their life-saving and life-changing skills all over the world.
It is renowned for its Playfair Building, dating back to 1832, including the magnificent, Playfair Hall. The College is also home to the famous Surgeons’ Hall Museum, which houses collections of international importance.
The college’s Commercial Enterprises promotes, sells and manages all commercial activities held within the College Campus, which include the four-star, 77-bedroom hotel, Ten Hill Place. All profits support the charitable aims of the College which are education, assessment and advancement in surgery.
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