Virgin Hotels opens in Glasgow


Virgin Hotels, opens 255-room Virgin Hotels Glasgow today, its second European property.

Along with the opening of its rooms, today’s launch (18 August) will see the opening Virgin Hotels’ flagship restaurant and bar, Commons Club, which is been run by Executive Chef Jean-Paul Giraud, previously held Head Chef at The Spanish Butcher, and on the mezzanine of the Commons Club, the hotel has all-day dining and entertainment destination, Highyard, with views of the river Clyde thanks to its elevated terrace which includes a retractable roof and living walls.

Next year will also see the opening of two further dining and drinking spaces; Funny Library Coffee Shop and Rocks on Fox Street – a whisky bar that the Hotel says will have one of the finest whisky collections in Glasgow.

The hotel’s design pays tribute to Glasgow’s rich cultural history and Teddy Mayer, the Vice President Creative Director of Virgin Hotels, worked with Silk Property Group to incorporate elements reminiscent of Glasgow’s shipbuilding industry and the Hotel partnered with Visto Art to showcase artwork by local illustrators, painters, and photographers to reflect the vibrant spirit of the city.

Virgin Hotels Collection CEO James Bermingham, said, “Today marks a momentous occasion as we proudly unveil our Glasgow location, a remarkable addition to our growing family of hotels. At Virgin Hotels, we are driven by our passion for delivering innovative design and heartfelt service, and our latest opening is no exception. Every detail has been curated to reflect the dynamic and diverse essence of Glasgow, and we hope the property will not only be a home away from home, but a door to the incredible experiences within this exciting city.”

Tom Gibson, General Manager of Virgin Hotels Glasgow, said, “We are thrilled to bring the Virgin Hotels experience to Glasgow, a city known for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Virgin Hotels Glasgow will redefine the concept of luxury accommodation, offering guests an unmatched level of service, exceptional culinary experiences, and a stunning setting overlooking the Clyde. We look forward to providing a memorable stay for our guests and becoming an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant hospitality scene.”