Kimpton Blythswood Square has opened in Glasgow, marking the Kimpton’s brand second property in Scotland.
The 113-bedroom, which has been rebranded from Principal Blythswood Square, has been given a refresh, with a new restaurant and bar Bo & Birdy also arriving in the city for the first time.
Executive head chef Gillian Matthews is at the helm of the dining room, while The Salon hosts afternoon tea with views over Blythswood Square gardens.
Murray Thomson, general manager, Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel commented on the opening: “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 commented: “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.”
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is the second Scottish opening for the brand following the opening of Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh this March.
Kimpton Fitzroy London was the first hotel to launch under the Kimpton brand in the UK, when it opened in 2018.
Later this year, Kimpton will continue its European growth with debuts in Manchester and Barcelona. There are currently 68 Kimpton hotels open globally, with 27 in the pipeline.