By Scott Wright
HILTON has underlined its confidence in the way forward forand leisure journey in Glasgow because it revealed plans to open a brand new lodge on Clydeside – and it will likely be the primary within the UK to commerce beneath its new Motto model.
The lodge big, which has had a presence in Glasgow for greater than 30 years, expects to open a 186-room Motto by Hilton in autumn 2024, taking its tally of accommodations within the metropolis to eight working beneath 4 totally different manufacturers. Will probably be simply the second Motto by Hilton to be confirmed in Europe, following its debut at a lodge in Rotterdam that launched earlier this week.
The Glasgow lodge will probably be a part of a franchise settlement with Cycas Hospitality, a pan-European hospitality administration firm. The constructing itself will probably be developed by Silk Property Group, the London-based actual property agency which can be constructing Virgin Lodge as a part of the identical growth.
The Hilton by Motto will probably be positioned on the nook of Clyde Avenue and Maxwell Avenue.
Steve Cassidy, Hilton managing director for the UK and Eire, informed The Herald: “We see nice potential within the native market and the colourful space round St Enoch Sq. and Service provider Metropolis presents an ideal alternative to welcome our visitors to a brand new space outdoors of the west finish and the SEC (Scottish Occasion Campus).
“It’s been nice to see Glasgow’s work to rework itself right into a world-class vacationer vacation spot and enterprise hub. Town’s internet hosting of high-profile world sporting occasions has cemented its standing. And, in fact, final yr’s COP26 elevated town additional and established it because the nation’s sustainable enterprise hub. Our accommodations had been proud to host visitors and occasions for COP26, and we’ve discovered the legacy from the occasion to the native space has been vital.
“Glasgow’s concentrate on sustainable tourism and enterprise specifically strongly resonates with us at Hilton as a result of this can be a precedence for us and our visitors, who’ve proven they need to do enterprise withwhich share their values. That is the case with leisure and enterprise visitors alike, who’ve informed us clearly that they need to know that is one thing we prioritise.”
Requested to touch upon present buying and selling, Mr Cassidy added: “Throughout Scotland we’ve loved a robust summer season, exceeding our expectations. Commerce has been led not solely by home guests but in addition a big development in worldwide travellers, particularly coming from the US. The return of worldwide occasions together with the Scottish Open have elevated this draw for vacationer journeys – and it’s been a terrific yr for town by way ofand sporting occasions with many large names, live shows and tournaments. Our lodge’s efficiency – particularly round such key occasions and the summer season – has given us additional confidence as we look forward to subsequent yr and past.”
Hilton describes Motto as an “citymodel designed to assist visitors reside like an area in prime areas globally”, offering visitors with “one-of-a-kind experiences by bringing collectively the perfect components of a way of life lodge”.
The inside of the Clydeside lodge will incorporate “distinctive” Glaswegian architectural kinds, Hilton famous, with references to Charles Rennie Waterproof coat and Artwork Nouveau. Guests can anticipate domestically impressedmenus, with versatile lodging choices equivalent to connecting rooms.
Rishi Singh of Silk Property Group stated: “The forthcoming Motto by Hilton Glasgow is an extremely thrilling addition to town. We’re delighted to be working…with the group at Cycas Hospitality, utilizing their spectacular expertise as a pan-European lodge firm to launch this new idea on the Scottish market.”
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton’s senior vice chairman of growth for Europe, the Center East and Africa, stated: “We’re excited in regards to the arrival of the Motto by Hilton model within the UK. The lodge will cater to a variety of visitors, whether or not travelling for work or play, solo or in a gaggle. It should give visitors the liberty and adaptability to customize their keep on this celebrated Scottish metropolis – and can pave the best way for future properties within the UK as we develop the Motto by Hilton model into vibrant metropolis areas.”