New recruit Anna Murricane will work across the property portfolio, which includes the Assembly Rooms, Usher Hall, Ross Bandstand, and Church Hill Theatre
Assembly Rooms Edinburgh has appointed Anna Murricane as business development manager to work across Edinburgh Cultural Venues’ city landmarks, which also include the Usher Hall, Ross Bandstand and Church Hill Theatre.
Murricane’s new role will focus on driving conference and events bookings at four of the capital’s most high profile venues, which cater for a broad range of functions for between 10 and 2,300 delegates, and are at the heart of the Fringe Festival each year.
Formerly groups, conference and events sales manager at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Murricane has more than 10 years’ experience in the hospitality and events sector, having also worked for the Hilton Group for nine years, latterly at The Caledonian, and also at events agency DADA.
A History graduate from the University of Glasgow, Murricane was attracted to join the hospitality industry after working in the sector while studying. She has been the recipient of two Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland scholarships.
Shona Clelland, Cultural Venues development manager, City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Anna is a seasoned events professional and will play a key role in driving revenue generation, attracting new customers and securing repeat business.
“While the market in Edinburgh is as competitive as ever, our collection of four iconic Edinburgh venues, each with their own unique offering, means we are ideally placed for growth.”