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BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE WINS AA HOTEL OF THE YEAR SCOTLAND

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Blythswood Square picked up its biggest award yet when the Glasgow hotel was named AA Hotel of the Year Scotland.
First introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to those that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. Entrants can be small, family-run hotels to the most ambitious commercial ventures and hotels of every size and style are considered.

About Blythswood Square, the judges said: ‘Lovingly restored by the present owners, this hotel has everything you would expect from a five star hotel. Throughout the bedrooms and the public areas décor and objet d’art reflect this aspect of the building’s history creating a focal and discussion point.’

Peter Taylor, Chairman of The Town House Collection, owner of the five star property, was naturally thrilled to receive the award. He said: ‘It is exactly a year ago just now that we completed the transformation of the former Royal Scottish Automobile Club to Blythswood Square, and what a wonderful way to mark the anniversary!

‘Since we first came to Glasgow and began the restoration of this ‘grand old lady’ it has always been our intention to create the best hotel in the city. With this award from the internationally recognised AA I believe that we’ve achieved that. This is a true testament to the skill, dedication and hard work of the team and to the support that we have enjoyed from all our customers and guests since we opened our doors.’

AA Hotel Services manager, Simon Numphud, said, “Blythswood Square was selected as the winner of this award because it is a stunning new addition to the hotel scene in Glasgow. Any new hotel opening has many challenges, but Blythswood Square has had more than its fair share and the amazing result is a true testament to Peter Taylor for creating such as wonderful hotel. It is certainly a worthy winner.”

The AA Hospitality Awards bring together some of the most influential people within the hospitality industry to recognise the outstanding accomplishments of high-achieving AA establishments and individuals. The award event also sees the launch of the 2012 AA guides to UK hotels and restaurants, which contain details of all the winning establishments

For further information contact us on 0141 248 8888.

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BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE VIP HOTEL FOR THE MOBO AWARDS

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Follow in the footsteps of P Diddy and host an exclusive pool and spa party at the glamorous 5 star Blythswood Square, VIP Hotel for the MOBO Awards 5th October 2011.

Glasgow is one of the most popular destinations in the UK for award winning music – it has something to suit everyone from opera to R and B and intimate gigs so if you plan to visit this vibrant city to indulge your musical tastes then why not go one step further and hire the spa for an exclusive party?

The Spa has fully embraced it’s Scottish heritage and is home to Glasgow’s only Seaweed Bath Chamber filled with healing organic seaweed sourced from the Hebrides and it features the UK’s first indigenous Scottish treatments. Guests can indulge in bespoke natural treatments using Scotch Thistle extract, Scottish seaweed and a selection of treatments from the luxurious Anne Sémonin and ila product houses.

The marble Heat Suite offers a range of hot and cold experiences including a large hydrotherapy pool and the 11m relaxation pool leads to the decadent Dark Pool where guests can float undisturbed. Seductive, sophisticated and stylish, The Spa at Blythswood Square offers the perfect private party venue. To hire prices start at £2000.00

Blythswood Square is located in the heart of the city centre on one of Glasgow’s green spaces, ideal for attending a musical event. The hotel captures the glamour of a bygone era whilst showcasing the latest in designer styling as befits this vibrant and sociable city and the hotel’s chic cocktail bar is the ideal place to start or finish any evening of entertainment.

Blythswood Square features 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and an enticing top floor penthouse, In addition to housing Glasgow’s first luxury spa Blythswood Square also features a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities. The hotel is one of Scotland’s most environmentally-friendly hotels through the incorporation of renewable energy technologies to achieve reduced carbon emissions.

For further information contact us on 0141 248 8888.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SQUARE DEAL AT BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE

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Why not celebrate the end of a hard working week with some delicious dining and pampering at Glasgow’s only AA 5-star hotel. Blythswood Square is offering guests the chance to treat themselves on a Friday night with their new package – The Square Deal.

Experience everything Blythswood has to offer from the award winning Spa to the luxurious accommodation and impressive restaurant – recently awarded two rosettes. Guests will also receive a warm welcome on arrival with a bucket of beer.

Priced at £160 per night based on two adults sharing,
The Square Deal includes:

  • Luxury accommodation in an individually designed bedroom
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • 3 course dinner from the Market Menu
  • Use of The Thermal Experience
  • A bucket of beer in your room on arrival

The Square Deal is valid on Friday’s only until the 30th December 2011.

For more information call 0141 208 2458.

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GLASGOW CELEBRATES FIRST PENTHOUSE SUITE

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The vibrant city of Glasgow is celebrating the opening of it’s first Penthouse Suite, offering a unique and unforgettable experience from the top floor of the 5* Blythswood Square and featuring stunning panoramic views over the city.

For that special occasion or corporate event the Penthouse Suite will exceed all expectations. Sitting majestically at the top of the 5* Blythswood Square, the Penthouse Suite is accessed by a private lift and boasts a furnished rooftop terrace, private bar, lounge, bedroom, kitchenette, and dining area – not to mention the marble bathroom and shower room and the amazing views over the rooftops of Glasgow City centre – which will quite literally take your breath away.

A butler service is also available on request – at extra cost. Facilities include complementary Wi-Fi, digital TV, tea/coffee, safe, iron, bespoke marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, entertainment system, luxury Egyptian cotton linen, bath robes, hairdryer, free movies, 24 hour concierge service and access to the Thermal experience in The Spa. The Penthouse is priced from £1415 to £1500, subject to availability.

Situated in the heart of Glasgow Blythswood Square is the perfect destination for a city break or corporate event. Blythswood Square, Glasgow’s newest luxury city centre hotel has become the first hotel in Glasgow to receive the coveted Five Stars from the AA. The award recognizes all areas of the business from front of house to the more operational day-to-day running of this city centre hotel.

The hotel boasts 100 bedrooms including six individually appointed suites and the top floor Penthouse Suite. It also houses Glasgow’s first luxury spa which offers indigenous Scottish treatments, blending the potency and power of organic raw ingredients from Scotland with an advanced bio-scientific approach to skincare.

When only the very best will do book the Penthouse Suite at Blythswood Square!

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5 STAR GROOMING IN GLASGOW

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According to The Good Spa Guide, what men like is classy but understated treatments that are E.A.S.Y, that’s Effective, Active, Sensuous and Youthful.

In Glasgow you don’t get more classy than the Luxury spa at the city’s only AA 5 star hotel Blythswood Square.

Whether you or your partner are suffering with aches and pains of spending too much time hunched over a computer, feel you’ve neglected yourself recently or simply just want to relax, the spacious spa at Blythswood Square offers a wide range of treatments and spa experiences to make you feel a whole lot better.

Whilst Blythswood Square treatments are perfect for both men and women, the spa has created two results oriented treatments for men concentrating on releasing stress, tension and targeting aches and pains.

ila Men’s Vital Energy Full Body Massage – 60 minutes – £80.00
A revitalising treatment that works by stimulating and balancing the natural energy within you through marma massage, lymphatic drainage and the application of Scottish herb poultices. This body massage combines various ancient healing techniques to harness and restore the energy in your body.

ila Men’s Vital Energy Body Scrub – 60 minutes – £80.00
This is an invigorating and revitalising energy-boosting scrub that helps clear the mind and prepare you for busy days ahead.

If you want to look as good as you now feel, then book in for some essential grooming with a natural manicure and, if you are not taking advantage of the thermal experiences, you can whisk away those unsightly hairs with some ‘gentle’ waxing.

In between treatments, take the waters as the Romans did with a dip in the 12 metre vitality pool with massage fountains and test your swimming skills against the endless pool jets. For something more relaxing, float away in the adjoining Dark Pool. Follow this with a tour of the spa’s thermal and ice experience suite to relax both the body and mind before you finish with an invigorating cold drench shower.

After you’ve treated yourself to such an E.A.S.Y day you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the Spa Café or for something even more memorable and ‘classy’, opt for an overnight spa break when you’ll be able to take advantage of the hotel’s lively cocktail bar and popular restaurant.

Blythswood Square spa days start from £125 per person and spa breaks from £260 per room for two people.

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BLYTHSWOOD BESPOKE SPA DAYS

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Because we are all individuals with different requirements for our beauty and wellbeing, The Spa at Glasgow’s fashionable Blythswood Square has introduced the ‘Blythswood Bespoke Spa Day’ which offers both flexibility and excellent value for money.

Spa guests can now book a spa day which offers the option to dip in and out of the stylish spa facilities including the spa’s extensive Thermal Experience, enjoy a delicious bento box lunch and choose up to two or three hours of treatments needed to create the perfect day. On departure, Blythswood Bespoke Spa Day guests will also receive a beautiful spa gift to take home.

Blythswood Bespoke Spa Day guests can choose from the Spa’s full treatment menu which includes a wide choice of face and body treatments using luxury skincare lines plus some wonderful holistic therapies such as the signature Turus experiences which take you on an unforgettable wellness journey using Scotland’s purest natural ingredients.

The Blythswood Bespoke Spa Day 1 costs £180 for up to two hours of treatments.

The Blythswood Bespoke Spa Day 2 costs £250 for up to three hours of treatments.

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BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE WELCOMES MOBO VIP’S

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Blythswood Square in Glasgow is the official hotel partner for the 2011 MOBO Awards. The deal was confirmed when Glasgow was formally announced as the host city.

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of the luxury five star hotel, said: ‘This is the first deal of this type that we’ve agreed since we opened in 2009. We’re delighted to be working with Kanya King and her colleagues and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the VIPs here in October.’

Speaking at the launch in the hotel’s Monte Carlo Suite, Kanya King, CEO and MOBO Founder, described Blythswood Square as ‘the place to visit for a glamorous and luxurious occasion’. The event returns to Glasgow where it was last held in 2009. Kanya King remembers 2009 fondly: ‘”We had such a fantastic experience when we hosted the MOBO Awards here in 2009, that it felt very natural for us to want to return and build on our great relationship with the city.”

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BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE WINS AA HOTEL OF THE YEAR SCOTLAND

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Blythswood Square has become the first hotel in Glasgow to receive the coveted Five Stars from the AA.

The award recognises all areas of the business from front of house to the more operational day-to-day running of the 100 room hotel. A spokesman for the AA Hotel Services said: ‘”AA Hotel Services is delighted to award Five Stars to Blythswood Square: the first hotel in Glasgow to achieve an AA Five Star rating. This is in recognition of Blythswood Square’s consistent excellence across all standards of operation, including housekeeping, service and hospitality.”

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director, said: ‘We have been enjoying a particularly successful period in terms of winning awards here at Blythswood Square, however, this latest one from AA Hotel Services is very special as we’re the first property in the city to receive it. The AA brand is known nationally and internationally and as such the standards required in order to achieve it are very exacting. It is recognition for each member of staff and a great demonstration of teamwork.’

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BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE AWARDED FIVE STAR GRADING

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VisitScotland has today awarded Blythswood Square with a five star grading adding to Glasgow’s offering of luxury accommodation.

Blythswood Square, which opened in November 2009 is the latest addition to The Town House Collection of luxury boutique hotels and offers a 100 luxury bedrooms including six spacious suites and an enticing top floor penthouse complete with rooftop hot tub. It also houses Glasgow’s first luxury spa offering indigenous Scottish treatments, a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities.

VisitScotland’s Quality Advisor was particularly impressed with the high levels of professionalism enthusiasm and friendliness demonstrated by staff in all departments throughout their stay, coupled with the opulent surroundings of the public areas and the excellent standards in bedrooms and bathrooms citing Blythswood Square as ‘a wonderful new flagship hotel.’

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of Blythswood Square, is delighted with this latest accolade. He said:

“Achieving VisitScotland’s five star status has always been at the top of our agenda. To be able to do this so quickly after the building was completed is a true recognition of the quality of our product and the hardwork and dedication of our team.
‘Blythswood Square was the first move to Glasgow for The Town House Collection and we have received a warm welcome from everyone from other hoteliers to our guests, diners and those who join us in our cocktail bar each evening.”

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said:

“We are delighted to award Blythswood Square with VisitScotland’s five star grading. In Scotland we enjoy high penetration rates in our quality assurance schemes, with more than 70% of accommodation providers and more than 90% of visitor attractions participating demonstrating that Scottish tourism businesses really see the value in receiving gradings.

“As a result we have seen quality across the sector improve with research showing that 44% of businesses have made investment following their grading visit. ”

With a growing trend of user generated content on sites such as Tripadvisor, consumer research shows that consumers still very much value the official rating scheme and that it plays a key role in decision making being viewed as a credible benchmark.

VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme is renowned throughout the world as a world leader, with many countries such as Sweden, Finland, Namibia and South Africa now adopting the model.

And quality is very much at the top of the tourism agenda tomorrow night as senior representatives from VisitScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and Glasgow Tourism Service Initiative meet with industry leaders and local businesses to discuss the future of tourism for the city moving forward in partnership through 2011.

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