New Life For Glasgow Power Station

Glasgow First Power PlantContinuing the trend of renovating listed buildings, InterContinental Hotel Group, which already operates 7 hotels across Glasgow and employs 2180 people in Scotland, are converting Glasgow’s first ever power station into a Hotel.

Hotel Indigo, as it will be known when it open in Q1 2011, will cost £11.5 million, employ approximately 60 staff and be situated in a converted Victorian block in the heart of the city’s financial services district.

The move by ICH reflects the growing successes of Glasgows hotels, after it was revealed more rooms were filled in the city, than any other in Scotland. Glasgow hotel bookings even outperformed many of their European competitors including Copenhagen, Prague, Rome, Dublin, Barcelona and Hamburg.

A spokesman for IHG said: “Hotel Indigo is InterContinental Hotels Group’s upscale boutique brand, delivering the charm of a boutique hotel with the consistency and reliability of a big hotel company.

“Each hotel is distinctly different and reflects its local neighbourhood with local murals and images and a vibrant colour palette.”

It will maintain all the features of the Victorian building, which powered electric lighting during the Victorian era before becoming ScottishPower’s headquarters in the 1990s.

The four-storey building is being converted into a 96 bedroom hotel, and is likely to be aimed at business travellers, with rooms offering high-speed internet access and oversized beds and pillows.

Scheduled to open in early 2011, the new boutique hotel will operate as a franchise, run by one of the UK’s leading independent hotel management contract companies, Chardon Management.

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