In Glasgow, Commonwealth games in 2014 had result a remarkable arrival of visitors from all around the world with a growth of 10%, gathered to see the Riverside Museum and People’s Palace which grabbed the maximum attention for Glasgow. Glasgow organised cultural events in the Commonwealth games that involved the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, showing the experiences of the immigrants to Scotland from the commonwealth countries.The Riverside Museum was a great draw which jumped up visitation by 42%. It told the story of the city through 3,000 objects. The People’s Place too showed increased visitation of 22.5% as it documented Glasgwegians’ lives.Overall visitor numbers rose in the UK in 2014 where a 6.5% increase was recorded for the 100th anniversary of the First World War and Tate Modern’s hugely popular Matisse exhibition, according to figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). UK’s British Museum retained its popularity for the eighth year as UK’s most popular visitor’s destination. It recorded an increase of 6.7 visitors followed by national Gallery which maintained an increase of 6.4 million.The top tourist spots in the UK in 2015 are British Museum, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tower of London, Somerset House and The Library of Birmingham.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts has appointed Nicholas Emery as General Manager of Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.Nicholas joins Raffles from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts where he was most recently pre-opening General Manager of Fairmont Beijing. He brings to Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills 24 years of experience, having held senior management positions in hotels located in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including London and Chicago where he spent 12 years. Nicholas was also formerly General Manager of Fairmont Royal Pavilion and Fairmont Glitter Bay in Barbados.Having enjoyed working in such diverse destinations as Barbados and China, Nicholas says, “embracing the culture and community at all levels is a particular passion” and he expects to continue this heartfelt personal engagement with the residents of Beverly Hills in his new role at Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills where he looks forward to becoming an active participant of the community.Chris Cahill, Chief Operating Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, said, “We are delighted to have Nicholas lead the team at Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and are confident that he will continue to uphold Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills’ reputation for unquestioned privacy, exclusivity and for delivering service that perfectly balances the attributes of attentiveness and discretion.”For the past nine years, Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has received both the coveted Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards, a rare dual designation earned by a few exceptional properties. The hotel is just one of four hotels in Los Angeles to hold both distinctions.www.raffles.com