Hilton Glasgow celebrates its 30th anniversary this week by unveiling a major refurbishment of the building, including all of the bedrooms and suites, and its best-in-class Grand Ballroom.
The design concept for the refurbishment is centred around the hotel’s Glasgow heritage, drawing inspiration from the ‘Glasgow Style’ made famous by Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His linear style is reflected in the bespoke furniture while the carpets and soft furnishings are influenced by the organic-inspired work of sisters Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Frances Macdonald MacNair.
The Grand Ballroom which has hosted thousands of conferences, exhibitions, weddings and events, has been refurbished with the latest technology including animated wallpaper and LED lighting to alter the atmosphere of the room at the click of a button. The dedicated pre-event area encourages networking and connectivity.
All 320 bedrooms and suites have been completely refurbished with a light, fresh colour palette in a contemporary take on the Art Nouveau style.
Hilton Glasgow is also the first UK Hilton outside of London to feature a revolutionary room-type called Five Feet to Fitness™. Guests can pursue fitness and wellbeing goals in the privacy of their own room thanks to the inclusion of over 11 different types of fitness equipment and accessories, and an interactive screen for tailored workouts.
As part of Hilton Glasgow’s ongoing commitment to cut its environmental footprint in half by 2030 the hotel recently installed 14 EV charging bays, changed to bulk amenitiesand installed water fountains in the lobby to move away from single use plastic.
The hotel has played host to numerous world leaders and celebrities over the past three decades including former US President Bill Clinton and the late anti-apartheid campaigner and President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. In the world of sport and entertainment the hotel has welcomed many sports teams and bands, as well as individual stars including football legends Sir Alex Ferguson, Johan Cruyff, boxing legend Mike Tyson, Scottish comedy legend Billy Connolly, Girls Aloud singer Chery Cole and musician James Brown.