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Former power plant to become luxury hotel

Former power plant to become luxury hotel (© Evening Times)



The world’s biggest hotel chain is set to turn an old power plant into a luxurious
new hotel.


The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) hope to create 50 jobs when they open
a 94-bedroom boutique hotel next summer in the former ScottishPower headquarters
on Waterloo Street. The opening reflects the growing successes of the city’s hotels,
after it was revealed more rooms were filled in the city than any other in Scotland.

Statistics from accountants PKF show that more rooms were occupied in Glasgow
than any Scottish city during September, at 88.9% compared to 88.2% for
Edinburgh and 76.9% for Aberdeen. The new hotel will be managed by Maurice
Taylor, the hotelier and restaurateur behind the La Bonne Auberge chain, and will
be part of the luxurious Hotel Indigo brand.

A spokesman for IHG said: “Hotel Indigo is InterContinental Hotels Group’s upscale
boutique brand, delivering the charm of a boutique hotel with the consistency and
reliability of a big hotel company. Each hotel is distinctly different and reflects its
local neighbourhood with local murals and images and a vibrant colour palette.”

It will maintain all the features of the Victorian building, which powered electric lighting
during the Victorian era before becoming ScottishPower’s headquarters in the 1990s.
Glasgow hotel bookings have outperformed many of the city’s European competitors
including Copenhagen, Prague, Rome, Dublin, Barcelona and Hamburg.

Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “It is testament
to Glasgow’s strength and appeal, both as a leading short-break destination and
as a host city for major events and international conferences, that while many other
cities are seeing a drop in visitor numbers, Glasgow is more than holding its own. Not
only are our hotel bookings at an all-time high, they are now also the highest level
of any Scottish city.”

The company have also built announced plans to build two other hotels in Edinburgh.



James H
Doog Doog

That will be handy for the hookers.  
chacejones33

That's good piece of information.  how soon would that be starting. Eager to know more about it.
fastnet

chacejones33 wrote:
That's good piece of information.  how soon would that be starting. Eager to know more about it.


Are you talking about James' or doogs post ?.....    
Beano

fastnet wrote:
chacejones33 wrote:
That's good piece of information.  how soon would that be starting. Eager to know more about it.


Are you talking about James' or doogs post ?.....    
Fastnet .....the wee man wants tae hing aboot there noo he's goat a super zoom    

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