A BOUTIQUE hotel opening at a vacant B-listed building in Glasgow’s Merchant City wants permission for a rooftop terrace with bar and viewing area.
The 31-room House of Gods Glasgow will be at premises on the corner of Glassford Street and Wilson Street.
The building, which dates from 1908, was last used as a restaurant — Mamafubu — at basement and ground floor; chef’s training school and licensed delicatessen at first floor; and office space at the second, third, and fourth floors.
A design document submitted to Glasgow planners by House Of Gods states: “It is expected that the hotel will attract a local and international clientele for both midweek and weekend visits designed to cater predominantly to a leisure market.
“Glasgow’s current accommodation stock is largely dominated by serviced apartments and large branded hotels.
“House of Gods boutique hotel will offer a smaller more personal experiential stay, bridging the gap between the utility of the mid-range hotel offering and the luxury of the more expensive five-star properties. It is expected House of Gods Glasgow will receive a four-plus star rating.
“The House of Gods hotel’s roof-top-level experience will provide a unique destination point for tourism and locals to enjoy the city.
“It is an architectural experience at roof level, of which there are very few opportunities/sites currently operating within the city centre. The corner site provides vistas of the clear grid line streets below whilst covered in an all-weather outside space.”
The statement continues: “The rooftop extension pergola is designed to be contemporary in form and an appropriate sensitive addition to the existing building. It is set back from the existing perimeter edge to reduce any visual impact from the existing façade and for reasons of public safety.”
The House of Gods Hotel brand is described as offering luxury accommodation at affordable prices. The first House of Gods hotel was opened in Edinburgh in 2019.
The application is pending consideration by council officials.