HILTON has confirmed it will be opening a high-rise hotel under its Motto brand beside the Clyde in central Glasgow.
The 186-room, 18-storey Motto by Hilton Glasgow will be beside the new Virgin Hotel on the corner of Clyde Street and Maxwell Street, which was the site of Typographical House, office of the Graphical Paper and Media Union.
It will bring to eight the number of Hilton properties in the Glasgow area.
The hotel is part of a franchise agreement with Cycas Hospitality and will be under the ownership of Silk Property Group.
Planning permission for a hotel at the site was given in 2015 with an amended project approved in 2018.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice-president for development with Hilton, said: “We are excited about the arrival of the Motto by Hilton brand in the UK. The hotel will cater to a range of guests, whether travelling for work or play, solo or in a group, with innovative new features such as multi-use group spaces and multiple connecting rooms.
“It will give guests the freedom and flexibility to customise their stay in this celebrated Scottish city – and will pave the way for future properties in the UK as we grow the Motto by Hilton brand into vibrant city locations.”
Rishi Singh, Silk Property Group, owners of the Motto by Hilton Glasgow hotel, said: “The forthcoming Motto by Hilton Glasgow is an incredibly exciting addition to the city.
“We’re delighted to be working on this project with the team at Cycas Hospitality, using their impressive experience as a pan-European hotel company to launch this new concept on the Scottish market.”
Motto by Hilton Glasgow will feature interiors influenced by distinctive Glaswegian architecture styles, including Art Noveau references and Mackintosh-inspired designs.