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One Devonshire Gardens unveils refurbed guestrooms and suites

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The hotel’s renovation, led by Anita Rosato Interior Design, results in 49 newly designed guestrooms and suites…

One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin has recently completed a transformational refurbishment, cementing its status as one of Glasgow’s most iconic and best-loved hotels.

The refurbishment encompasses the hotel’s 49 rooms, including its six luxurious suites, and the result is spectacular. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the nearby botanical gardens, as well as Hotel du Vin’s long-standing association with excellent wines and champagnes, the guest rooms boast fresh colour schemes, accented by rich, seasonal colour features to add brightness and vibrancy.

“One Devonshire Gardens is a truly unique hotel which brings centuries of heritage together with today’s modern life, and I’m delighted that the guestrooms reflect this,” said Guus Bakker, CEO EMEA Frasers Hospitality. “The final result is 49 beautiful spaces which marry together the old and the new, creating a warm space which is not only steeped in history but is also functional for today’s traveller. We’re delighted with the result and can’t wait for Hotel du Vin’s guests to relax and enjoy these lovely spaces.”

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With the hotel’s heritage in mind, the original fireplaces, original ornate cornices and mouldings, along with the magnificent windows, have all been preserved and worked into the overall design. The beautiful style is elevated by sculptural lighting and curated mid-century and re-invented antique furniture, which come together to create an eclectic, original style.

Anita Rosato, Owner at Anita Rosato Interior Design, added: “One Devonshire Gardens is such a special place and it has been a real privilege to work with the team to take this part of the hotel forward into the next chapter. Inspiration for the concept of the guestrooms came from the Hotel du Vin brand and its close association with great wines and champagnes as well as from the beautiful Botanical Gardens nearby, where boldly coloured flora and fauna have really informed the move to a more vibrant colour palette. We’re so pleased with the result and are really excited that the rooms are now available for guests to experience.”

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Following the refurbishment, the hotel now boasts two Luxury Townhouse Suites – Krug and Toques & Clochers. The Krug Suite has been completely reconfigured and now features a dining area (which can also serve as a meeting room) and a luxury bathroom which comprises a free standing roll top bath and large shower. Toques & Clochers has been elevated to a sumptuous Luxury Townhouse Suite, and now has the potential to be either a one or two bedroom suite.

The project was spearheaded by Hotel du Vin’s Group Development Director Jonathan Livesey, supported by well-known interior design business Anita Rosato Interior Design.

Located in the Glasgow West-end district, the stunning One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin is made up of five grand 19th century Grade B listed houses connected on the ground floor and first floors, and boasts 49 guestrooms each with its own distinctive architectural character.

Bathroom of the penthouse

Penthouse goals: The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel

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Glasgow’s only five-star hotel has revealed a stunning new two-bedroom penthouse…

Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel has recently unveiled a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse.

Designed by design firm Graven Images, the Principal Penthouse gives careful consideration to every aspect of the interior: the carefully curated selection of furniture has been sourced from iconic brands including B&B Italia, Tom Dixon and Moroso; an L-shaped sofa in the main lounge is the largest single piece of furniture Graven has specified, manufactured by Sancal to easily seat a party of 20; bespoke timber and marble furnishings combine with locally sourced fabrics; bookmatch timber panelling blends perfectly with marble mosaic flooring; and every piece of furnishing and artwork has been hand-picked to create a sophisticated, contemporary abode with a Glasgow twist.

Dark tones of the interiors of the penthouse suite

The spectacular Principal Penthouse stretches over 1,850 sq. ft. It comes with a private entrance and lift ensuring discretion for any high-profile guests staying at the hotel, making it ideal for celebrities, VIPs and press junkets, as well as for cocktail parties and events.

The penthouse also comes with an outdoor terrace that provides views across the city, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, bar and dining room. The master suite has been designed to cater for every need with a dressing room, full marble bathroom including bespoke steam room and sunken bath with integrated TV. The lastest wireless technology has been seamlessly installed to ensure an impeccable sound system that flows to every room.

General Manager, Murray Thomson, said: “This penthouse has been months in the planning and the finished product is even more spectacular than I could have imagined. The property has been completely remodelled to make best use of the indoor and outdoor space resulting in a striking design that will be sure to impress any guest.

“There is a perfect balance between sleek lines and soft furnishings and the private roof garden looks out at the Glasgow skyline delivering one of the best views in the city. Now we are in a position to reveal the new look we can’t wait to welcome guests and let them experience the exceptional service that we are renowned for.”

The newly launched penthouse suite is designed to complement the existing 114 bedrooms and suites and 45 seat private screening room. Blysthswood Square Hotel also boasts a 10,000 sq. ft spa and fitness suite which has also recently undergone refurbishment. The hotel prides itself on using the finest ingredients from Scotland’s larder in its Glasgow restaurant and award-winning The Salon Lounge.

Blythswood Square has been a prestigious address since the early 19th century. Overlooking a private garden square, the hotel’s Georgian townhouses were originally home to wealthy merchants and were later turned into the club headquarters for The Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

UK’s first Radisson RED hotel opens in Glasgow

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Style and technology to the fore, with Glasgow comic artist Frank Quitely designing the wallpaper.

Radisson Hotel Group has opened its first RED hotel in the UK, with the 174-room Radisson RED Glasgow also the first new-build Radisson RED property to open in Europe.

Radisson RED is Radisson Hotel Group’s upscale, select service hotel brand, focused on informal services, the latest technology, and what the company calls ‘bold’ design.

The Radisson RED Glasgow in the heart of the city’s music and art scene and is being pitched as an ideal base from which to explore, particularly for people visiting for gigs at the SSE Hydro.


Technology is to the fore, with keyless entry, self-check-in and check-out, plus  the RED app, which guests can use for a number of things, from requesting extra pillows to arranging a group ride to airport.

Radisson RED Glasgow is the brand’s fifth hotel to open around the world, joining RED hotels in Brussels, Campinas, Cape Town, and Minneapolis. In terms of design, natural materials meet colourful accents and eclectic design pieces – the bold wallpaper, designed by Glasgow comic artist Frank Quitely, is intended to make the rooms feel fun, modern and minimal.

The ground floor space with the OUIBar + KTCHN is the hotel’s food, drink and social hub, serving food, wine and craft beers.

Meanwhile, each of the three events studios – 66sqm, 40sqm and 55sqm – is equipped with modern tech and super-fast Wi-Fi.


Hotel Curator Michael Weston said: “We’re all so excited to open and introduce RED to Glasgow and the wider UK. The RED experience is different – we encourage laughter, playfulness and even a little mischief with guests, and we use our spaces as a showcase for some of the best local talent in art, design, music and fashion. We really hope people come to the hotel, love what they see, and come back again and again.”

Richard Moore, Area Senior Vice President, UK, Ireland & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson RED is bold and pushes the boundaries of the traditional hospitality experience, and I can’t think of a better fit for the UK’s first RED than the city of Glasgow. We’re genuinely excited to give people the opportunity to enjoy RED, and I feel confident that as well as having a fantastic product in a great location, we have the best team in place to deliver a memorable and RED experience for guests.”

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Glasgow’s Gleddoch Hotel Spa and Golf joins BW Premier Collection

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Gleddoch Hotel Spa and Golf just outside Glasgow is the latest upscale hotel to join Best Western Great Britain’s soft brand the BW Premier Collection.

Set in 360 acres the 75 bedroom Gleddoch Hotel Spa and Golf is the second BW Premier Collection property to join in Scotland, following the recruitment of Ten Hill Place in Edinburgh.

GleddochChris Davis, Head of Corporate Sales, Gleddoch, BW Premier Collection says: “We’re incredibly pleased to have joined BW Premier Collection. We see this as the ideal way to partner with a widely respected brand, to gain access to more corporate business while maintaining our hotel’s individuality. Since our refurbishment programme was complete our hotel business has performed extremely well and we look forward to taking that to the next level with BW Premier Collection.”

GleddochBest Western Great Britain’s Managing Director, Les Asplen comments: “We are delighted to welcome Gleddoch Hotel Spa and Golf to BW Premier Collection. It is a wonderful property with fantastic facilities making it a destination in its own right for leisure and corporate guests. Best Western is going from strength to strength, increasing and improving the variety of properties in its collection of independent hotels and we look forward to welcoming more hotels into brand in the next few months.”

GleddochGleddoch was purchased by the Johal family in late 2015, when they set in motion a full refurbishment programme, which was completed in May 2017. The hotel caters for both leisure and business guests, with conference facilities able to accommodate up to 150 delegates.

Conveniently located 15 minutes away from Glasgow International Airport and 20 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, the hotel features a championship 18-hole golf course and a luxurious spa, with facilities including a 17m heated indoor pool, eight tranquil treatments rooms, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a conservatory with heated day beds overlooking the River Clyde and the Renfrewshire hills.

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Glasgow Pond Hotel Lounge and Reception © Leonardo Hotels

Leonardo Hotels purchases Scottish Portland Hotels

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Leonardo Hotels has reported it has acquired a strategically placed portfolio in Scotland increasing the company’s presence in Edinburgh and gaining a presence in Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.

Portland Hotels will add 536 additional bedrooms across Scotland and will take Leonardo’s presence in Edinburgh to 445 bedrooms joining the Leonardo Royal which was acquired in October last year.

The newly acquired portfolio will join the Leonardo Hotels family and will be integrated into the wider Leonardo portfolio, which will comprise over 80 hotels after the recent acquisition. Together with Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport, Leonardo’s portfolio in the UK will grow to seven hotels with 1,048 bedrooms.

Edinburgh Capital Hotel Meetingroom © Leonardo Hotels
The Edinburgh City Hotel is a charming 52 bedroom boutique hotel located at the heart of the capital city of Scotland below Edinburgh Castle and minutes from Grassmarket night life, West End Shopping, Haymarket Station, the central business district and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The Edinburgh Capital is located strategically between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport.

Glasgow Pond Hotel Hotelroom © Leonardo Hotels
In addition to its 111 rooms, the Edinburgh Capital hotel has seven meeting rooms available with a capacity of up to 320 persons and an excellent leisure club with a swimming pool. The Glasgow Pond Hotel with its 137 rooms and three meeting rooms for up to 130 persons is located in the prosperous West End of Glasgow in close proximity to the key cultural attractions including Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow University and the area’s cafés, restaurants and boutiques. In Perth, the Huntingtower Hotel provides 34 bedrooms.


An extensive capacity for holding premium events as well as expansive gardens make it an ideal facility for meetings and private celebrations. The Speedbird Inn with 202 rooms is located immediately adjacent Aberdeen Airport and features a large parking facility with park, sleep and fly options as well as being a favourite with business travellers.

Daniel Roger, Managing Director of Leonardo Hotels Europe said: “When we entered the market in the UK two years ago, we made it our goal to further expand our portfolio and strengthen the name recognition of the Leonardo Hotels brand. The purchase of Portland Hotels underscores this. I am convinced that our guests will love and appreciate this expansion of our offerings in key destinations across Scotland”.

Courtyard by Marriott welcomes first hotel in Glasgow

Courtyard by Marriott welcomes first hotel in Glasgow

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Marriott International has announced the addition of Courtyard Glasgow Airport to its portfolio in Scotland.

Courtyard Glasgow Airport underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment before joining Courtyard by Marriott, marking the brand’s debut in the city. Formerly Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel, the hotel is conveniently situated on Glasgow Airport’s doorstep, and a 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre.

All 114 guestrooms have undergone an extensive renovation, in addition to the public areas, leisure facilities and restaurant and bar venue, The Bistro. Carrying the latest Courtyard by Marriott design, the new spaces offer business and leisure travellers a refreshing hotel experience with contemporary and efficient design to ensure convenience and productivity throughout the entire stay.

Courtyard by Marriott welcomes first hotel in Glasgow

The lobby has been redesigned into a flexible space to promote engagement with guests. The GoBoard, a unique Courtyard by Marriott concept, offers touchscreen technology to allow users to view the latest airport information and research popular tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy the use of complimentary WIFI.

New features of the property include a fully-equipped fitness centre, as well as a business centre with three meeting rooms. In addition, the hotel’s 24-hour market provides refreshments and travel accessories. The hotel also plans to add a further 56 rooms by mid-2017 taking the total to 170.

The transformation follows a significant investment by owner Cairn Group.

Courtyard Glasgow Airport is one of two additions for Courtyard by Marriott in Scotland this year, with Courtyard Edinburgh anticipated to open in December 2016. Courtyard by Marriott has one existing outpost in Scotland; Courtyard Aberdeen Airport, which opened in 2013.

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DoubleTree Glasgow Central opens after £11m refurbishment

DoubleTree Glasgow Central opens after £11m refurbishment

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DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, located in the centre of the city. The property is owned and managed by Amaris Hospitality and is joining Hilton’s Scottish portfolio of 16 properties.

Having undergone a £11 million refurbishment, this new hotel in the centre of Glasgow is home to 300 modern guest rooms, including three fully equipped suites. DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central also offers world-class conference facilities with Scotland’s largest hotel meeting space, The Grand Ballroom.

DoubleTree Glasgow Central opens after £11m refurbishment

The ballroom can accommodate up to 1,500 meeting or event attendees, making it the perfect space in Scotland for large events, conferences and weddings. A further 12 meeting spaces are also available on site, all with natural daylight and state-of-the-art equipment.

DoubleTree Glasgow Central opens after £11m refurbishment

Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said, “The sophisticated property offers close proximity to a number of top attractions, including the SSE Hydro arena, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and major nearby businesses. Beyond this, DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central offers guests the welcoming comforts and hospitality that travellers can expect from DoubleTree by Hilton, starting with the presentation of a warm, Chocolate Chip Cookie at check-in, a symbol of the kindness that makes a stay with us so memorable.”

DoubleTree Glasgow Central opens after £11m refurbishment

Guests can unwind and refresh at the hotel’s heated pool, sauna and steam rooms. Additionally, the property’s restaurant, Brisket, offers another space for guests to relax.

John Brennan, CEO of Amaris Hospitality said, “We are extremely excited to be opening the new DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel after an extensive £11 million investment and refurbishment. This wonderful, city-centre hotel is Amaris Hospitality’s second Hilton brand hotel in Scotland. We look for great hotels in world class locations and the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel is the perfect addition to the Amaris portfolio.”

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Travelodge celebrates Scottish anniversary with Glasgow property

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Travelodge is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Scotland this year with the opening of its fifth and biggest hotel in Glasgow – the Queen Street Travelodge, a 171-room property with Bar Café.

The office conversion property is located on Queen Street close to the railway station. It represents a property investment of £12 million and has created 42 new jobs.

The hotel has been designed in the company’s new contemporary brand design which has been created with the help of Travelodge customers. Its features an upgraded product offering including a bespoke king size bed called ‘The Travelodge Dreamer’.

Travelodge Glasgow

The new Queen Street hotel is one of 19 planned by the chain for this year at a cost of around £140 million, creating a total of 450 jobs in the UK.

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