Yates’s on West George Street, Glasgow has been transformed into the Merchant. It opened last month after a £300K transformation. The investment by the Stonegate Pub Company, the business that own and operate the Merchant, includes a completely new food offer, an enhanced cask ale range and the opening up of the first floor which [...]
The hedonism of the 1920s and 30s is legendary, and Swing on Glasgow’s Hope Street harks back to this former age. Its art deco interior, tailored to nightly entertainment, is the brainchild of owners Craig and Emma McDonald who have invested £400k buying and transforming this modest basement space into what the owners hope will [...]
The former Borders site situated between Buchanan Street and Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow is now a Zizzi’s. In fact it is the company’s first Scottish bar and restaurant. The building has been totally renovated and opened for business last month.
Live music enthusiasts with a penchant for jazz are set to get a new venue, which will open early this month on Glasgow’s Hope Street. Swing, which is owned by former marketeer Emma Marsh, will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Emma told DRAM, “It will have more of a supper club vibe, and [...]
The first thing that strikes you when you enter Maclay’s newest pub, Munro’s on Glasgow’s Great Western Road, is the spaciousness. It is even more striking if you remember it in its previous incarnation as the Captain’s Rest. Who could have imagined there was that much space? What was previously a dark and rather gloomy [...]
Principal Hayley, the hotel group behind the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and The George in Edinburgh and a further 21 city centre hotels, has sold out to Starwood Capital Group, a leading private investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Starwood Capital Group is not the same group as Starwood Hotels [...]
Scotland had the highest hotel occupancy and revenue figures of any part of the UK amid a mixed picture for the sector during 2012 according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers PKF. The annual figures, which were clearly influenced heavily by Aberdeen, showed Scottish hotel occupancy was up 0.3% year on year [...]
Ross Ramsay, a former barman and a regular at the Ben Nevis in Glasgow, has gone missing and police have appealed for help to trace him. Ross was last seen on Thursday evening (14th February) at the Gala Casino on Sauchiehall Street, and prior to that he had been drinking at the Ben Nevis on [...]
CRAIG GARDNER CELEBRATED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HILTON GLASGOW LATE LAST YEAR. SUSAN YOUNG JOINED HIM FOR A COFFEE TO GET A HANDLE OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. When Craig Gardner decided to drop Chemistry at University for a career in the hospitality industry, it was definitely a good move. Nearly 25 years on [...]
The zest that brothers Rahul and Pravesh (Bubbles) Randev have for their business has translated once again into another welcome addition to their burgeoning portfolio that includes The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs and Lenzie’s Rasoi. The £1M Richmond, on the site of the former Bar Bola on Glasgow’s Park Road, is nothing short of immaculate. [...]
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