Six prestigious awards for Glasgow hotels

Blythswood Square exterior
Two of Glasgow’s top hotels have been recognised at the regional finals of the Scottish Hotel Awards.  
The stunning five-star Blythswood Square Hotel won 5 Star Business Hotel and 5 Star City Hotel for the west coast, while the iconic four-star Grand Central Hotel scooped Breakfast Hotel of the Year.


A number of their staff were also awarded with People of Excellence awards including Blythswood Square Pastry Chef of the Year Lauren Mcavoy. The Grand Central team also won two individual awards – Housekeeper of the Year, Lynne Doyle and Wendy Johnston for Event Individual of the Year.

Murray Thomson, general manager of Glasgow’s Blythswood Square Hotel, said: “Winning three titles at the Scottish Hotel Awards is a real honour for the entire team at Blythswood Square. The hospitality sector in Glasgow is so vibrant so it is a great time to be working in the industry. We couldn’t be prouder of our superb pastry chef Lauren”.  

Blythswood Square is one of the city’s most exclusive five-star spa hotels with 100 stylish guest rooms including a number of suites and a spectacular penthouse.  

The elegant Salon, rated ‘one of the world’s best bars’ by Class Magazine, offers beautiful garden views along with delicious food, fizz, cocktails and one of the city’s best afternoon teas.  

Renowned for its champagne collection, The Salon offers some of the world’s most loved champagne brands such as Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Ruinart and Cristal.  

Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to Glasgow Central train station, the iconic four-star Grand Central Hotel offers 21 flexible event rooms all boasting state-of-the-art technology and with room for up to 400 guests or delegates.  

Guests at The Grand Central will be staying where icons such as JFK, Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra have visited. So whether a visit’s for business, leisure or a celebration, guests can relax in stylish surroundings.  

Joseph Gallacher general manager of The Grand Central Hotel, said: “We are honoured that we have been recognised for our fabulous breakfast and that two of our team members were also highlighted for their outstanding work. We work hard as a team on a daily basis to ensure we’re giving our guests the best possible experience from the moment they walk through the door.”

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