Following the recent threads on here about the lack of accommodation or the perceived rip off prices of what is available for the Games I have just received an update of the reasons why?
I have just had in the Cab a member of Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and I put to him the dilemma of the shortage of rooms and he explained as follows.
It appears that the Organising Committee has booked 80% of all hotel rooms in the City for the various VIP's, Member Associations, Sponsorship Partners and Media.
He stated that all these parties have until March to confirm attendance and only then will any unused rooms be released again. He also confirmed the arrangement regarding University Halls of Residences.
So to those out there who accused Glasgow of ripping people off with inflated prices there is your answer!
He also agreed with what I have advocated all along and that is to find accommodation out with the City and use the excellent train links in from areas such as Ayrshire, Lanarkshire etc.