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5* Blythswood Square in Glasgow has won BEST HOTEL AWARD at the 2012 Scottish Thistle Awards…

Organised by VisitScotland, the Scottish Thistle Awards celebrate excellence and quality within the tourism industry. Now in their 20th year, they have undergone a major transformation and after extensive industry research, the awards have changed to include four new regional awards – Highlands and Islands, North East, South/Central East, South/Central West. The awards are widely recognised as the mark of excellence and professionalism across the industry, awarding businesses’ contributions to making Scotland a top visitor attraction.

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of Blythswood Square, said: ‘To win this award three years after opening is fantastic for the whole team here. It proves that we have become established for locals and visitors to the city alike. Since the day we first opened our doors we have been welcomed to Glasgow by our neighbours, the industry and customers alike. We are thrilled that Blythswood Square is playing such an important role in the hospitality industry in Scotland.’

Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing said: “The tourism industry in Glasgow makes an immense contribution to Scotland’s economy and the Scottish Thistle Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence across the sector”.

Blythswood Square, located in the City centre, on one of Glasgow’s green spaces, it features 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and an enticing top floor penthouse. It also houses Glasgow’s first luxury spa offering indigenous Scottish treatments, a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities. Blythswood Square is one of Scotland’s most environmentally-friendly hotels through the incorporation of renewable energy technologies to achieve reduced carbon emissions.



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