21st September 2015
Lord Provost Sadie Docherty joined the team at Glasgow's first ibis Styles hotel today (21st September) to officially declare it open.
The hotel, which is being operated by Glasgow-based RBH - the UK's leading independent hotel management company - is situated within the former Telfer Building in the Merchant City.
ibis Styles Hotels are renowned for telling their own city-specific stories and ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square is no different.
A £7million refurbishment, funded by private equity management company Maven Capital Partners, has transformed the formerly vacant building into a vibrant, contemporary hotel with a truly Glaswegian touch.
Featuring 101 bedrooms across eight floors, the hotel is adorned with more than a few wry icons of the city itself; from the Duke of Wellington statue - sporting his infamous traffic cone - to Billy Connolly's outrageous big banana boot.
The design also pays homage to the city's proud industrial past and takes inspiration from one of Glasgow's most famous sons, architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Rory McAleece, general manager of ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square, said: "We are thrilled to finally open our doors and look forward to welcoming guests - whether local or from further afield - to give them a real taste of Glasgow.
"As well as being able to take in the unique design and décor, we'll make sure that guests experience the warm, friendly and fun welcome that the city is famous for."
The Lord Provost said: "I'm delighted to have declared the new ibis Styles hotel officially open today. This is a unique and welcome addition to Glasgow's thriving hospitality sector, providing new facilities for visitors as well as new jobs."
Inge Van Ooteghem, SVP Operations Economy and Budget Hotels for ibis, said: "We are delighted to open ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square - a hotel that perfectly blends humour and creative flair throughout its design. Whether guests are here for business or leisure, they'll experience the vibrancy and charm of Glasgow through the fabric of the hotel walls."
Rooms at ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square start from £99 B&B. For further information, or to make a booking, visit www.ibis.com or call 0871 702 9469.