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IF YOU LIKE PARTIES, YOU’LL LOVE ‘SPARTIES’

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By Natalie Allera, Marketing Manager for Blythswood Square

One of my favourite things is a party, who doesn’t love a good knees up. It’s not a regular occurrence these days as life seems to have become crazy busy since I became a parent, but that only makes me appreciate nights out a whole lot more.

Another much loved pastime of mine is spending time in the spa. There is nothing better than lying back in the hydro pool and relaxing after a hard week in the office.

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2 for 1 tickets for the Country Living Christmas Fair

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A special offer for friends and followers of The Town House Collection.

Country Living Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 20 – 23 November 2014.  This annual celebration of all things festive is viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors and a must for anyone who enjoys a great day’s shopping.  We are delighted to have arranged a 2 for 1 tickets offer for our friends and followers. Book before 15 September 2014 and you can pick up two tickets for £10, saving £10 on advance ticket prices. To take up the 2 for 1 ticket offer simply call 0844 848 0160 or visit www.countrylivingfair.com/glasgow/booktickets  and enter the code EBCL14 before September 15 2014.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SPA GIFT

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Blythswood Square, the only AA 5 star hotel in Glasgow, is delighted to launch its 12 days of Christmas Spa Gift. If you are looking to gain brownie points this Christmas then the search is over.

The Spa at Blythswood Square, incorporates a thermal experience – a series of rooms designed to transport your body on a wet and dry, warm and cold temperature journey; two relaxation pools; 9 luxury treatments rooms; a relaxing lounge and a café which offers an array of delicious tapas dishes and afternoon tea. This is the perfect place to be pampered as the cold winter days draw in.

You can purchase the 12 days of Christmas gift for £89 and it includes the following:

A 12 day membership which allows access to the thermal experience and fitness suite for 12 consecutive days

A booklet of 12 vouchers offering -

  1. 2 4 1 on The Thermal Experience.
  2. 50% off treatments in the Spa. Valid Monday to Thursday.
  3. 33% off ishga products.
  4. 2 4 1 on Afternoon Tea in The Salon.
  5. 2 4 1 on Afternoon Tea in the Spa Cafe.
  6. The Rhassoul Experience for 2 people for £30.
  7. The Seaweed Bath for 1 person for £10
  8. 2 4 1 on the Market Menu.
  9. 15% off our Best Available Bed & Breakfast rate
  10. Free room hire for private events
  11. 2 4 1 Cocktails in The Salon.
  12. 30% off the A La Carte Menu

This is the ultimate spa gift which keeps on giving!

For further information visit www.blythswood square.com or telephone 0141 248 8888.

Terms and Conditions
Membership must be started before the 31st March 2013 (excluding the 12th – 31st December). Members will receive their promotional vouchers the first day they visit the Spa. Vouchers are valid until 30th April 2014. Subject to availability.

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ISHGA LAUNCHES AT BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE

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Introducing a new product and treatment range, available exclusively at Spa at Blythswood Square…

As Summer starts to fade and we head towards Autumn, our skin needs a little boost.

It is a well known fact that seaweed contains a high content of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and natural antioxidants that are considered essential for maintaining healthy, youthful and glowing skin. This natural marine wonder helps slow the aging skin process while protecting it from the harsh environmental elements in the air and water. It firms, tones and hydrates and is suitable for all skin types.

The name ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water. The Hebrides has some of the cleanest waters in the world. This is where ishga sustainably hand harvest the seaweed to produce their 100% organic ingredient for their skincare range.

Combining this hand harvested seaweed with natural spring water, the resulting mineral rich extract is then blended with other carefully selected organic ingredients and essential oils to create the skin care range. Cucumber extract, macadamia, jojoba, aloe vera and lemon peel are some of the many natural ingredients used to compliment the extract.

The bespoke ishga products have been used to create a range of luxurious spa treatments which are only available at Spa at Blythswood Square. These include massage, facial, scrubs and body wraps. Treatments start from £25.00 per person, for the very unique ishga Scottish Seaweed Bath Experience.

This very special bath contains fresh hand harvested seaweed from the Hebridean coast, rich in vitamins, minerals and anti cellulite properties. The Seaweed Bath speeds up the metabolism, cleanses the intestine and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

The Spa at Blythswood Square covers 10,000 square feet and features the exclusive Blythswood Thermal Experience – a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to treatments.

The Spa also features nine spacious and tranquil treatment rooms including a double suite where guests can enjoy a full range of face, body and holistic treatments, a decadent dark pool where guests can relax in warm waters, a rhassoul, a choice of wet and dry relaxation rooms and a spa lounge.

Blythswood Square is situated in the heart of Glasgow on one of the city’s green spaces. The hotel has 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse. It also has 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.

For further information and to make a booking please telephone the Spa on 0141 240 1622.

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STRAWBERRY RHASSOUL DAY AT BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE

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To celebrate Wimbledon and prepare you for the Summer season ahead Blythswood Square has created a special Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day…

Wimbledon is quickly heading towards its climax this weekend and every Scot is waiting with bated breath. Can he do it? Come on Murray, we are all behind you.

It’s been a year full of the unexpected, first Nadal, then Federer and Serena Williams. Many of the favourites have been knocked out early, making way for a new generation of winners perhaps?

One thing that remains stable is the tradition of eating strawberries and cream. Over the course of a typical Wimbledon, spectators eat their way through 112,000 punnets of strawberries and 7000 litres of cream*.

At Blythswood Square the arrival of strawberry season can only mean one thing – Summer! Those sweet red berries mark the beginning of sunshine and holidays.

To celebrate Wimbledon and prepare you for the season ahead Blythswood Square has created a special Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day. Spend time in The Thermal Experience then enjoy a strawberries and cream salt scrub followed by some vanilla mud to leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh. Top off your day with a Strawberry Afternoon Tea. The perfect Summer afternoon.

The Strawberry Rhassoul Spa Day costs £175 for 2 people and includes:

  • Full use of The Thermal Experience
  • Rhassoul Experience with Strawberry Scrub and Vanilla Mud
  • Strawberry Afternoon Tea

The Thermal Experience in the Spa at Blythswood Square is a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to spa treatments or as a restorative therapy. Benefits include a strengthened immune system, improved blood circulation, enhanced detoxification processes, and reduced tension.

The Strawberry Afternoon Tea is also available on its own for £22 per person.

For further information and to make a booking call the Spa on 0141 240 1622

*Information Source: www.wimbledon.com

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LIVE LIKE A ROYAL – BABYMOON SPA BREAK

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As William and Kate get ready for their new arrival, make sure you do to! Make the most of those last few precious nights together before sleepless ones prevail by stealing away for a luxury weekend break in Glasgow’s best five star hotel – Blythswood Square!

Blythswood Square has created a 1 night ‘Babymoon’ Spa Break to give expectant mums and their partners the opportunity to enjoy a totally relaxing one night spa break together before the arrival of their new baby.

The Package includes an ‘Ila Mother-to-be’ treatment a blissful experience for both Mother and baby incorporating gentle, slow and rhythmic lymphatic massage techniques to encourage a deep sense of well being, herbal extracts of lavender, camomile and rose oil combine to promote healing energy and warm herb poultices stimulate a deep sense of nurturing.

While Mother and baby are relishing this experience Dad is not forgotten! An ila Men’s Vital Full Body Massage combines ancient healing techniques to harness and restore energy and revitalise by stimulating and balancing natural energy through marma massage, lymphatic drainage and the application of Scottish herb poultices.

In the evening enjoy a delicious three course dinner from the Market Menu, incorporating fresh ingredients from the local Glasgow markets.

The new ‘Babymoon’ Spa Break includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • A three course dinner from the Market Menu for two (excluding alcohol)
  • Ila Mother-to-be treatment
  • Ila Men’s vital full body massage
  • Full access to The Thermal Experience in the Spa

The Babymoon Spa Break costs from £180 per person sharing a classic room.

The Spa at Blythswood Square covers 10,000 square feet and offers the exclusive Blythswood Square Thermal Experience – a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to spa treatments or as a restorative therapy and the UK’s first indigenous Scottish treatments designed in conjunction with luxury organic skincare house, ila.

The luxury Scottish Spa features nine spacious and tranquil treatment rooms including a double suite where guests can enjoy a full range of face, body and holistic treatments, a decadent Dark Pool where guests can relax in warm waters, a Rhassoul, a choice of wet and dry relaxation rooms and a spa lounge where guests can peruse the spa menu and choose from an array of beautifully presented tapas dishes.

Blythswood Square is situated in the heart of Glasgow on one of the city’s green spaces. The hotel has 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse. It also has 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.

For further information telephone 0141 248 8888.

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BLYTHSWOOD BUBBLES ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON

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Every Friday ease yourself into the weekend with Blythswood Bubbles!

Enjoy a delicious three course lunch from the Market Menu in The Restaurant or a sumptuous Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea in The Salon at Blythswood Square and spend the afternoon sipping Moet & Chandon Champagne.

Priced at £50 per person, Blythswood Bubbles includes your choice of lunch – selecting three courses from the exclusive menu (normally priced at £22) created by Executive Chef, Derek Donaldson, and featuring fresh local ingredients – or the Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea (normally priced at £22) – freshly made finger sandwiches, scones served with cream and jam and delicious pastries – both accompanied by Moet & Chandon Champagne for up to two and a half hours from the time of your booking.

What better way to catch up with friends and look ahead to the weekend.

For further information or to book, call 0141 248 8888

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BABYMOON SPA BREAK AT BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE

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Feel over the moon on your Babymoon at Blythswood Square…

Embrace feeling over the moon as a newly expectant couple and make the most of those last few precious nights together before sleepless ones prevail by stealing away for a one night break in the luxurious Blythswood Square!

Blythswood Square has created a 1 night ‘Babymoon’ Spa Break to give expectant mums and their partners the opportunity to enjoy a totally relaxing one night spa break together before the arrival of their new baby.

The Package includes an ‘Ila Mother-to-be’ treatment a blissful experience for both mother and baby incorporating gentle, slow and rhythmic lymphatic massage techniques to encourage a deep sense of well being, herbal extracts of lavender, camomile and rose oil combine to promote healing energy and warm herb poultices stimulate a deep sense of nurturing.

While mother and baby are relishing this experience dad is not forgotten! An ila Men’s Vital Full Body Massage combines ancient healing techniques to harness and restore energy and revitalise by stimulating and balancing natural energy through marma massage, lymphatic drainage and the application of Scottish herb poultices.

In the evening enjoy a delicious three course dinner from the Market Menu, incorporating fresh ingredients from the local Glasgow markets.

The Babymoon Spa Break includes:

- Accommodation
- Full Scottish breakfast
- A three course dinner from the Market Menu for two (excluding alcohol)
- Ila Mother-to-be treatment
- Ila Men’s vital full body massage
- Full access to the thermal Experience in the Spa

The Babymoon Spa Break costs from £182.50 per person sharing a classic roo, subject to availability.
The Spa at Blythswood Square covers 10,000 square feet and offers the exclusive Blythswood Thermal Experience – a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to spa treatments or as a restorative therapy and the UK’s first indigenous Scottish treatments designed in conjunction with luxury organic skincare house, ila.

The Spa features nine spacious and tranquil treatment rooms including a double suite where guests can enjoy a full range of face, body and holistic treatments, a decadent Dark Pool where guests can relax in warm waters, a Rhassoul, a choice of wet and dry relaxation rooms and a spa lounge where guests can peruse the spa menu and choose from an array of beautifully presented tapas dishes.

Blythswood Square is situated in the heart of Glasgow on one of the city’s green spaces. The hotel has 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse. It also has 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.

For further information telephone 0141 248 8888

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SCOTTISH FASHION AWARDS 2012

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Sponsors of The Scottish Fashion Awards 2012…

Blythswood Square is the Official Hotel Partner of the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards and will play host to some of the ‘A’ list celebrities who will come to Glasgow.

The event, has become established as the most glittering and stylish hosted by the City of Glasgow. Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of Blythswood Square, the only AA Five Star Hotel in Glasgow, said: ‘The Scottish Fashion Awards is always a high profile and glamorous event. It is therefore a perfect association for Blythswood Square and we’re delighted to be part of it.

‘We are looking forward to welcoming all our guests and to helping to make their whole experience of the event truly memorable.’

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Media partner Sunday Herald recently used Blythswood Square as a backdrop for a fashion shoot to launch the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards.

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CHAMPAGNE PAMPER PACKAGE

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The Bonham and Chamomile Sanctuary join forces to create new luxury package…

Two of Edinburgh’s most stylish venues have teamed up to offer guests a chance to enjoy an afternoon of delicious dining and pampering with their new and exclusive ‘Champagne Pamper’ package.

Starting with a two-course lunch and a glass of fizz at Restaurant at the Bonham where you can choose from a range of European inspired dishes from their market menu, you will then be whisked off in a complimentary taxi to Edinburgh’s luxury beauty haven, Chamomile Sanctuary. Here you will experience the tranquil atmosphere of the stunning city spa as you relax, unwind and prepare for your beauty treatment. Alternatively if you would prefer to start off with a spot of pampering followed by lunch then this package allows you the flexibility to decide how you spend your afternoon.

Choose from one of four popular treatments to round off your afternoon of indulgence. If you’re looking to pamper your hands and feet or just want to add a touch of glamour to your night out, then the Express Manicure & Pedicure or Luxury Manicure is for you. Or if you would prefer to experience one of their calming and rejuvenating treatments then why not try a Sundãri Facial or Ayurvedic massage.

The price for the Champagne Pamper package is £75 pp and includes:

  • Two course lunch and glass of fizz from Restaurant at the Bonham market menu
  • One way taxi from or to The Bonham/Spa
  • Choice of either Ayurvedic Massage (1 hour), Sundãri Facial (1 hour), Express Manicure & Pedicure, or Luxury Manicure

To book the ‘Champagne Pamper’ call 0131 274 7444

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