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James

Hotel shut to become flats for students

Hotel shut to become flats for students (© Evening Times)



A Glasgow hotel has closed its doors for the last time – to pave the way for
student flats.


The 100-bedroom Park Inn Glasgow, which has had four different owners since
it opened in 2000, closed after a 30-day consultation. Construction workers
have already started boarding up the building, beside Buchanan Bus Station
on Port Dundas Street.

The building’s owner, Realstar Group, had submitted a proposal to shut the
hotel at the start of last month to turn it into student accommodation. The move
sparked job fears among the hotel’s 60 staff. However, Park Inn’s management
company, Rezidor Hotel Group, which is part of the Carlson travel and hotel group,
said 42 of the 60 had secured other jobs.

A Rezidor spokeswoman said: “Rezidor has done its utmost to support the staff
and, wherever possible, offered roles in other hotels of the group’s portfolio.
We also worked closely with the local JobCentre and other recruitment agencies
to assist the employees in their search for alternative employment. As a result,
70% have jobs.”

A statement on the Park Inn website and a sign on the hotel’s front door confirmed
it had ceased trading and was no longer accepting bookings for people wanting
to stay.

The Park Inn was formerly Langs Hotel and opened in 2000 as the city’s first
boutique hotel.

It was owned by John Brannan and his wife Bridget until 2006, when Northern Irish
property group WG Mitchell bought it.

Rezidor took over as management company in 2007 and rebranded it Park Inn.

In November last year Realstar Group bought the hotel for around £8million.

No one from Realstar Group was available for comment.



James H
Kevin_Mc

that's mental, can't imagine a load of students in there with that lobby!

Shame as the Hotel being refurbed/built by Mansell will look onto this
me

wrong thread..........oops
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