Glasgow’s historic Grand Central Hotel has officially reopened after a £20m refurbishment by its operator Principal
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveiled a memorial
plaque in the reception of the venue. He said: “The Grand Central Hotel has been
restored to her former glory by this £20m investment and refurbishment. The
much-needed regeneration of this prominent city centre site and the creation of
150 jobs is to be warmly welcomed.
“Over its 127-year history, this hotel has attracted
some of the world’s top names to visit, including Frank Sinatra, Winston
Churchill, Laurel and Hardy, and the Beach Boys. It is therefore only fitting
that its restoration will play a central part in building on Glasgow’s reputation as a
city of commerce, tourism and culture,” he added.
Located in the heart of the city centre above Central
Station, the Grand Central Hotel has 186 rooms, 21 function spaces, a grand
ballroom, a new restaurant called Tempus and its Champagne Central
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