Jurys Inn Glasgow checks in with £3 million investment

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    Scotland’s largest hotel is undergoing a £3 million refurbishment programme as it strengthens its offering to corporate clients and broadens its appeal in the increasingly competitive Glasgow marketplace.Jurys Inn Glasgow will redevelop 175 bedrooms before Christmas this year and will complete its overhaul of all 321 bedrooms by February 2013.

    The hotel will be adding a range of executive rooms for the first time on the 10th and 11th floors, which will feature upgraded facilities and furnishings as well as benefits such as free wifi and early check ins and late check outs.

    As part of the refurbishment programme, all rooms will receive new furniture carpets and artwork on the walls and refreshed bathrooms with new showers and chromework. Environmentally friendly lighting is being installed in the communal areas on every floor and new lighting fitted in each of the bathrooms.

    The hotel’s public areas have also been overhauled. The new conference facility, Jurysmeetings, has been launched with extensive redecoration and new carpets fitted and furniture installed to the entire conference floor, which includes a conference breakout lounge and 10 meeting rooms.

    Contemporary furnishings and carpets have been fitted throughout the bar area and restaurant areas, with a new grill menu in the bar and seasonal menus in the restaurant introduced. A new Costa Coffee bar has also opened, serving both guests and the wider public.

    Brand new stylish lobby and lounge areas have been created, with a new colour scheme, contemporary furnishings and carpets throughout. More comfortable seating has also been installed.

    The £3 million investment signals the first major redevelopment of the city centre hotel since it opened its doors in Glasgow back in 2003.

    Barry Rowland, Jurys Inn Glasgow general manager said: “A lot has changed over the past 10 years – not just in the hospitality industry, but in customer expectations.

    “We realised we would have to up our own game as the hotel industry has grown increasingly competitive in Glasgow and we want to remain as one of the leaders in our market segment.

    “Creating two executive floors, for example, is an entirely new thing for us which we’re effectively piloting for the whole company. This shows we’re not content with business as usual.”

    Jurys Inn Glasgow has also refurbished its 18 accessible rooms for disabled guests. Of the 18, 16 are partially accessible and feature lowered beds and sockets, widened doors, additional handrails and emergency cords. The other two are fully accessible rooms, which also offer roll-in wet room showers and electronic doors.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.01.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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