THE UK’s first Radisson RED hotel opened in Glasgow today.
The 174-room hotel near the SSE Hydro and exhibition centre and just across the River Clyde from the city’s media hub is also the first new-build RED in Europe.
Radisson RED is described as a fresh take on hospitality with an emphasis on casual service style, a buzzing social scene and cool, contemporary design.
Richard Moore, Radisson Hotel Group’s UK, Ireland and Western Europe senior vice-president, said:“Radisson RED is bold and pushes the boundaries of the traditional hospitality experience, and I can’t think of a better fit for the UK’s first RED than the city of Glasgow. We’re genuinely excited to give people the opportunity to enjoy RED, and I feel confident that, as well as having a fantastic product in a great location, we have the best team in place to deliver a memorable and RED experience for guests.”
The RED hotel in Glasgow, joins sister properties in Cape Town, South Africa, Campinas, Brazil, Brussels, Belgium, and Minneapolis, USA, and is in addition to the company’s other hotels in the city centre, Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson.
Each of the rooms features natural materials, eclectic design pieces, bold wallpaper, designed by Glasgow comic artist Frank Quitely, and smart in-room technology.
The ground floor space features food and drink space the OUIBar + KTCHN –- while the hotel boasts Glasgow’s first rooftop bar with views over the River Clyde.
The Radisson RED app gives guests a range of features including self-check-in and out and keyless entry to rooms. They can also use the chat feature to interact with other guests.
The hotel curator Michael Weston said: “We’re all so excited to open and introduce RED to Glasgow and the wider UK. The RED experience is different –- we encourage laughter, playfulness and even a little mischief with guests, and we use our spaces as a showcase for some of the best local talent in art, design, music and fashion. We really hope people come to the hotel, love what they see, and come back again and again.”