New build will be Scotland's biggest hotel

12 Nov 2013

Scotland's biggest hotel is to be built in the centre of Glasgow, next to Central Station for about £20 million.

The £20 million Motel One will open at the corner of Argyle Street and Oswald Street. The nine-storey development will have more than 370 bedrooms and a distinct glass shape. It will tower above the River Clyde, sitting on the corner of Oswald Street and Argyle Street.

The site, near Central Station and the International Financial Services District, was to have been a new office and retail development by Buccleuch Property.

Building work will start next year and the hotel - described as "budget boutique" - will also have a car park. It is expected to be fully operational by the summer of 2015. Planning approval has already been granted by Glasgow City Council.

Motel One has 45 hotels and almost 10,000 rooms in Germany, Austria and Scotland, with others under construction in Belgium.

The hotel will be the largest north of the border and once completed Glasgow will be able to proudly boast of having Scotland's two largest hotels - both within walking distance of each other. Jury's Inn Glasgow is in nearby Jamaica Street is currently the biggest.

Source: Evening Times - Glasgow gets boost