The Penthouse dining terrace
The Penthouse dining terrace

A new era begins at the Kimpton Blythswood Square

Glasgow’s boutique luxury city centre hotel and spa, The Blythswood Square Hotel has today relaunched under the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand as Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel.

The hotel, which has long been a beloved staple in Glasgow, is recognised by its stunning Georgian townhouse exterior. However, once inside, guests can expect new modern, playful and edgy Kimpton art pieces that bring a soulful edge to the grandeur of the hotel.

The hotel will now offer Kimpton’s thoughtful, signature perks including a nightly hosted evening social hour, free bikes to explore the city, in-room yoga mats and Kimpton’s ‘Forgot It, We’ve Got It’ service of essential travel items, ensuring guests want for nothing. Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is also a pet-friendly hotel, welcoming pets at no extra charge.

The Kimpton brand is renowned for its award-winning, seasonally-inspired restaurants and bars, and Bo & Birdy at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is the newest restaurant and bar to be added to the portfolio.

The Penthouse dining terrace

Inside an elegant dining room, diners can enjoy the best of Scottish ingredients in a relaxed, informal setting. Under the culinary guidance of the first female Executive Head Chef of a luxury hotel in Scotland, Gillian Matthews, signature dishes include the Bo & Birdy shortcrust pie and St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar macaroni cheese.

The cocktail menu focuses on much-loved classics but offers an exciting twist; the signature Bo & Birdy cocktail comes complete with Peacock feather garnish.

Murray Thomson, general manager, Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel said: ‘Glasgow is one of the UK’s most exciting cities, it’s bursting with culture, music, history and personality, making it a great location for the newest Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant. Bo & Birdy will offer a unique new dining experience in the city, bringing to life soulful, hearty dishes using the best of Scottish produce.’

Tom Rowntree, Vice President, Global Luxury Brands, at IHG , added: ‘As the UK’s largest luxury operator, we’re excited to continue expanding our presence across the UK, with Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel marking our third Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant opening in the UK, and second in Scotland this year.’

The 113 rooms and suites offer a sense of warm sophistication with marble bathrooms, luxury amenities, natural light, and a refined design that serves as the ideal backdrop for any Glasgow getaway.

The Townhouse at the Kimpton Blythswood Square

The 153sqm Penthouse Suite which launched in 2018 is a stunning, two-bedroom apartment with its own private lift and entrance. The Penthouse Suite includes a master bedroom with a sunken bathtub; a walk-in wardrobe and unrivalled views across the city. Ideal for groups, there’s also a dining room that seats up to 10 guests, with adjacent kitchen and a private roof garden. The hotel also offers an in-house cinema which can be used for private events.

The Spa at Blythswood Square invites guests and locals to enjoy state-of-the-art rest and rejuvenation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The luxurious space offers the city’s only Thermal Spa Experience including a hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, relaxation pools and nine treatment rooms.

Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton’s heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels in city centres, beachside resorts, and mountain getaways globally.

Kimpton has a rich history in reviving historical buildings, weaving in a signature style and spirit while honouring the building’s original character. In turn, the spaces are transformed to offer a place of belonging and community, where guests can truly be themselves. The brand’s approachable luxury experience is fuelled by empowered people who champion heartfelt, personal connections.

Double rooms at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel start from £155.

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