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Birthday Honours for Charles Skene

Charles Skene, founder of the Skene Group, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to business and enterprise promotion: an honour and privileged recognition after decades of dedicated work in Aberdeen. He’s best known for founding the Skene House Apartment Hotels in 1979 (its Whitehall branch has been number […]

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    Stay as Long as You Want at the New Long Stay Skene Whitehall

    Aberdeen is known for big business, and big projects. This means that people often commit to the city for extended periods of time. If you, or your boss, need to spend potentially months in Aberdeen on a project, or if you’re relocating to the Granite City, our new offering at Skene House Whitehall may become […]

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    A Reply to Sathnam Sanghera of The Times

    At Skene House we read Sathnam Sanghera’s article in The Times with some interest. Read it here. In his article he described how badly some hotels are adapting to their customers’ needs, from overcomplicated lighting, to spending money on installing phones by toilets (we don’t get that either), to the hotel industry’s seeming loathing of […]

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    Quality Accommodation for the Business Traveller in Aberdeen

    Skene House is a popular choice with business travellers for one simple reason, it offers quality. We provide the benefits of fully serviced apartments with the luxury of a hotel. Our Whitehall property has been voted number one on Tripadvisor for over five consecutive years, and our Rosemount property is at number two. This is […]

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    Meeting Rooms in Aberdeen City Centre with Skene House

    The value of meeting in person, a face to face discussion, cannot be underestimated in business. The aim of the modern meeting is focus, open and timely deliberation, and constructive outcomes. Venue can play a part in achieving these goals. Sometimes taking colleagues to new surroundings encourages fresh thinking and a break from established patterns. […]

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    A Guide to Healthy Living in Aberdeen with Skene House

      Be it a New Year’s resolution or an ongoing lifestyle choice, finding ways to stay healthy when you visit a new city can be challenging. It’s too easy to eat out on rich foods or relax in your hotel room claiming you don’t know where the nearest gym is, or where you can source […]

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    Have the Best Night Out in Aberdeen

    A long awaited Night Out, be it with colleagues or pals, is one of life’s pleasures. The time of year when photocopiers and dares should potentially be avoided so here’s how to make it a relaxed evening to remember. Make your Celebration Easy – The biggest headache about a night out is getting home at the end of […]

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    Supplier Interview – Caber Coffee

    Guests of Skene House Apartment Hotels enjoy complimentary quality coffee in their apartments, guest lounges,  breakfast rooms and even on-the-go with eco-friendly take-away cups. Available all-day every day, our expert coffee machines give you a choice of Espresso, Cappuccino, Americano or Latte along with complimentary biscuits, herbal teas, newspapers and wifi access. This week on the […]

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    Movers and Shakers at Skene House

      Fancy a career in the hospitality sector? Find out what it takes to work your way up from Courier to Assistant Manager in just 5 years. This week’s blog post delves into the background and superb career progress of Piotr Wyrzykowski, Assistant Manager at Skene House Whitehall. Prior to joining Skene House, Piotr demonstrated his […]

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    Skene Business Centres - VA

    Happy Holidays from Skene Business Centres

      This week on the blog we’re chatting with our sister company, Skene Business Centres. We’re proud to say that Skene Business Centres are the most experienced providers of Serviced Offices, Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms in Aberdeen – in fact, we’ve been around since 1984! As a family business, we are passionate about providing excellent […]

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    In our neighbourhood – Holburn Street

    You’ve arrived in a new city YAY! – BUT you’re only here for 48 hours. Where do you go? what do you do? you might have researched all the touristic things to do but where do you find the simple everyday pleasures and necessities….like where to find the BEST toastie, where is my nearest Starbucks, […]

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