A literal stone’s throw from the award-winning Glasgow School of Art, home to the city’s poster boy for design and architecture, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the city’s famous shopping mile Buchanan Street, the Blysthwood certainly keeps good company. With both Queen Street and Central Stations a leisurely five-minute walk away and some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and nightclubs right on its doorstep, location, location, location never rang truer. Tucked between West Regent and West George Streets, it even becomes a peaceful after hours sanctuary from the late night revellers on nearby Bath and Sauchiehall Streets.
One hundred guest rooms are on-site including an exclusive penthouse, complete with its own private lift, hot tub and terrace area for use on the few days when the notorious Scottish weather surprises everyone. Its deluxe rooms are fitted with black and white wall prints, Spanish marble bathrooms and Egyptian cotton drapes and duvets. Scotland’s very own Harris Tweed also makes a welcome appearance. The real stars of the show are the deluxe rooms complete with garden views across the square. Free WiFi is a bonus too.
The restaurant, which was formerly a grand ballroom for the RSAC, has high ceilings and is well lit from the framed timber windows. It specialises in grand affairs and is perfect for parties and family get-togethers.
Eating and drinking
Overseen by one of Scotland’s most acclaimed young chefs, the signature restaurant caters to the a la carte crowd with top end haute cuisine using only the best of Scottish produce. On the first floor, The Salon is a full-blown cocktail bar perfect for lazing in its decadent leather sofas with a late night whisky. During the day, it serves up more sobering Afternoon Teas.
The on-site spa has two relaxation pools, several luxury treatment rooms and a café to unwind in after all the pampering.
Its unfailing polite and courteous staff are a cut above the rest at the city’s other premier hotels.
Who stays there
Couples seeking romance, well-heeled businessmen and visitors with money to burn.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Best luxury choice in the city centre
- Five-star service
- The suites cost a hefty premium