The historic Glasgow Central Hotel, designed by Robert Rowand
Andersen, is perhaps best known for being the venue from which the
world's first long distance television pictures were transmitted to
on 24 May 1927 by John Logie Baird.
Located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, next to Central
Station, the hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment
programme, including a total overhaul of all the public areas and
the addition of an extra 30 bedrooms.
The architects have reinstated period features and installed a
chandelier cascading down the central grand staircase,
dramatised by a polished floor and reflective ceiling. On the
first floor, a new champagne bar overlooks the station
The hotel re-opened in September 2010 under the new name of
'The Grand Central Hotel' and has 186 bedrooms, 21 meeting rooms
and a function room for up to 600 delegates.
In 2011, The Grand Central won no fewer than 10 awards at the
Scottish Hotel Awards, including Glasgow Hotel of the Year. It has
also been awarded 4 stars by both the AA and Visit
Autumn 2009 - September 2010.