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Holiday Inn Glasgow - East Kilbride Hotel - Conference and Banqueting Suite

Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G74 5LA

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Conference Facilities Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The hotel is located south of Glasgow on the outskirts of East Kilbride. It is sited off the A726 Queensway/Redwood Drive near the roundabout junction with South Road and Stewartfield Way.
    • This hotel has a car park which is free for all users. Car registration numbers must be logged at the hotel reception or leisure facilities reception.
  • By Bus
  • By Train

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the grass areas at the rear of the hotel.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking (Conference and Banqueting Suite)

  • Parking
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located in front of the conference suite.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 365cm (11ft 12in).
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 340cm x 515cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 11in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is an overflow car park for staff and visitors.
    • There is additional parking on three sides of the hotel and an overflow car park to the right as you enter the hotel site from the roundabout on Stewartfield Way.
  • Paying
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s)
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments
    • Visitors must register their cars at reception for free parking. Failure to do so may end in a fine.

Outside Access (Hotel Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
  • Ramp/Slope
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments
    • There is a revolving door to the right of the automatic door.
    • The clear opening width is 129cm.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to Rooms 110-136.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • These steps are on the first floor, in the main corridor to the right as you exit the lift. The steps give access to rooms 110-136. The steps are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to Rooms 210-236.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • These steps are on the second floor, in the main corridor to the right as you exit the lift. The steps give access to rooms 210-236. The steps are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
  • Circulation
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the entrance lobby, bar and restaurant.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Outside Access (Conference and Banqueting Suite External Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Entrance (Conference and Banqueting Suite Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the hotel entrance lobby.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Arran Suite)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the ground floor, to the rear of the hotel.
  • There is step-free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are adjustable.

Eating and Drinking (Arran Suite)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the ground floor in the Arran Suite, to the left as you enter the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Ailsa Suite)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the ground floor, to the rear of the hotel.
  • There is step-free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are adjustable.
  • Comments
    • The Ailsa Suite has a large room which may be used as a single function suite or subdivided into individual or combined meeting rooms (Belleisle, Royal Troon, Barassie and Western Gailes).

Eating and Drinking (Ailsa Suite)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the ground floor in the Ailsa Suite, ahead as you enter the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m from the entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 55cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Argyll Suite)

  • Stairs
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter from the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information
    • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Argyll suites (Machrihanish, Gigha, Machrie and Carradale).

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Argyll Suite)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the first floor, to the rear of the hotel, above the Ailsa Suite.
  • There is stepped access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are adjustable.
  • Comments
    • The Argyll Suite is up the stairs on the first floor and is divided into four rooms of which two may be combined to form one larger room (Carradale, Machrihanish and Gigha/Machrie).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the right as you enter the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 223cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 100cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, to the right as you enter the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the conference and banqueting suite entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.