Where is the most iconic hotel in all of Glasgow?
Answer: The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel notorious for its historic gardens, it's award winning spa and stylish interiors. Whilst out on a press trip with Diageo exploring the Haig Distillery, I got to visit this wonderful hotel and today I'm going to share some photos and thoughts.
The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is the only AA five-star hotel in Glasgow and a fantastic landmark for this beautiful city. Upon arrival I really felt at home with Xavier my concierge greeting me with warm smiles and pleasantries. Not to mention a solid handshake.
I admired the modern art that festooned the walls of the lobby before being shown to my room. Once inside I slumped on the bed after a long journey, the quality of the mattress did not go unnoticed. The bedding and the soft furnishings were sublime. The design of the hotel has this great alchemy, fusing traditional architecture and design with a fresh modern look. Everything was immaculate and ahead of my evening meal, I was chuffed to find there was an iron and ironing board to get me ready for the evenings frivolities.
Another great facet of this hotel is the thermal experience. It's actually a very romantic and antiquated hotel that prides itself on tradition and comfort. I'd certainly recommend getting a relaxing massage and some afternoon tea.
The dinner service is also top notch. Although if you'd like to experience more of the city's culinary delights then the hotel is situated very close to a wonderful restaurant called Two Fat Ladies. You're also only a ten minute walk to the centre of Glasgow where you'll find a plethora of restaurants and shops.
I was sad to leave the comfort and hospitality of this fine hotel. However, the service was good and true to the end. The concierge loaded my luggage into the taxi and waved me off like a family member. I'll certainly be back next time I'm in town.