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Glasgow’s Blythswood Square Hotel converts to Kimpton

17 May 2019 by Jenni Reid
Kimpton Glasgow

A grand Glasgow townhouse is the latest UK hotel to join IHG’s luxury Kimpton brand.

The 113-room Georgian property is the city’s only five-star hotel, according to the Evening Times, and features marble fireplaces, wood panelling and high ceilings.

Facilities include a spa, hydrotherapy pool, gym, roof terrace and a 153 sqm Penthouse Suite with its own private lift and entrance.

Kimpton Glasgow

Its new restaurant is called Bo and Birdy, serving dishes such as shortcrust pie and St Andrews cheddar macaroni cheese in a relaxed setting.

Meanwhile the Salon offers afternoon tea and local whisky, with views over Blythswood Square gardens.

Kimpton amenities include free bike hire, in-room yoga mats, a ‘Forgot It, We’ve Got It’ service offering essential travel items, and an evening social hour with complimentary drinks. Pets are welcome at no extra charge.

Hotels in London and Edinburgh were recently added to the Kimpton portfolio, a brand founded in San Francisco in the 1980s that was acquired by IHG in 2014. A Manchester property will join the portfolio later this year.

There are 68 Kimptons in operation, primarily in the US, with 27 in the pipeline.

IHG is expanding in the luxury market, recently acquiring Regent Hotels and Resorts and Six Senses Hotels and Spas. It also launched upscale brand Voco.

Kimpton Glasgow

Murray Thomson, General Manager at the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, commented on the opening: “Glasgow is one of the UK’s most exciting cities. It’s bursting with culture, music, history and personality, making it a great location for the newest Kimpton.

“Bo and Birdy will offer a unique new dining experience in the city, bringing to life soulful, hearty dishes using the best of Scottish produce.”

ihg.com; kimptonblythswoodsquare.com

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