30th August 2018
The new £11.25 million ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West opened its doors to the public this week.
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, joined the team on Wednesday 29 August at the hotel to cut the ribbon and declare the hotel officially open.
Managed by the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH, the 40,000ft2 former office block has been transformed thanks to a multi-million pound investment led by UK-based private equity and property manager Maven Capital Partners who also signed a franchise agreement for the ibis Styles brand with AccorHotels.
The 137-bed hotel, which sits on the corner of Waterloo Street and Douglas Street, has been designed to pay tribute to Glasgow’s – and Scotland’s – musical connections and history. The décor features nods to the musical greats who have graced Glasgow’s stages, whilst maintaining a modern finish that is synonymous with the city’s effortless style.
Helder Pereira, CEO of RBH, said:
It’s wonderful to see ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West open its doors to the public. It will now sit alongside ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square in our growing portfolio. This opening also represents our third management agreement with an AccorHotels brand as well as our third opening in partnership with Maven, and we’re thrilled to be working alongside both partners again. We’re confident our expertise will ensure guests have the best possible experience when visiting Glasgow.”
Ramsay Duff, Investment Director at Maven, who led the investment, said:
ibis Styles has been a very successful brand for Maven in Glasgow and we aim to emulate the performance of our existing hotel, ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square, which enjoys high occupancy rates and is consistently ranked amongst the best hotels in the city on TripAdvisor.
The Glasgow hotel market continues to perform strongly, showing robust year-on-year growth in room revenues. When we identified the property as being available and suitable for redevelopment, given its location in the IFSD Financial Services District and close to the SECC and Hydro Arena, we realised the significant potential for another ibis Styles hotel in the city. It is great to be building on our relationships with AccorHotels and with the hotel management company, RBH.”
AccorHotels SVP Franchise Operations Cristina De Oliveira Frewen said:
We’re delighted to team up with Maven Capital Partners and RBH to add this latest hotel to the ibis Styles network of 24 hotels in the UK, and to over 100 hotels in the ibis family nationally. This excellent development plays perfectly to the ibis Styles reputation for delivering an upbeat, stylish hotel experience to guests. Each ibis Styles has its own individuality and charm, often reflecting the vibrancy of their surrounding city, in this case showcasing Glasgow and its musical connections.”
Perfectly positioned for guests visiting the city for a gig at one of Glasgow’s many music venues, or those in town for a spot of shopping or sightseeing, the hotel also boasts the ‘rehearsal studio’ bar and a ground-floor Tinderbox coffee shop. The Queen, Duet and Family rooms throughout the hotel all boast 42-inch TVs and unique ibis Sweetbeds™ for the ultimate comfort. Overnight stays will start from just £65 for a double room, bed and breakfast.
Rory MacAleece, General Manager at ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West, said:
I’m exceptionally proud to see Glasgow’s second ibis Styles open its doors to guests – myself and the team have been looking forward to this moment for some time.
Not only is ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West in a fantastic central location, moments from everything Glasgow has to offer, we’re perfectly positioned within the city’s business district for corporate guests. We really do have something for everyone.”