Blythswood Square is the first hotel in Glasgow to receive the
coveted Five Stars from the AA.
The award recognises all areas of the business from front of
house to the more operational day-to-day running of the 100 room
hotel. A spokesman for the AA Hotel Services said: 'This
award recognises the hotel's consistent excellence across all
standards of operation, including housekeeping, service and
And, one of the city's newest hotels, the 198 bedroom CitizenM,
on Renfrew Street, was named 'New Hotel of the Year' at last
month's Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards, missing out narrowly on
the overall award for 'Scotland's Top Hotel'.
Other Glasgow winners include the Grand Central Hotel at Central
Station voted 'Glasgow Hotel of the Year' and its chef James Murphy
who won 'Executive Chef of the Year'.
'Restaurant Manager of the Year' went to Alan Brady of Michael
Caines of Abode.
News of these prestigious awards co-incided with publication of
Hotel Britain 2011, the annual report from accountants PKF. This
revealed that while the overall UK figure for revenue generated per
hotel room had declined by 2.3% over the past four years, the
figure for Glasgow hotels had improved by 0.5%.