Grand Central Hotel

  • The award-winning Glasgow Central Hotel
  • Inside the cocktail bar at Grand Central Hotel
  • Inside the Grand Central Hotel

Lead Partner: Principal Hayley

Project Team: Architect - Crerar & Partners


Project History
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  • Glasgow Central Hotel
  • Glasgow Central Hotel interior before refurbishment
  • Glasgow Central Hotel interior before refurbishment
  • Interior during refurbsihment
  • Interior during refurbsihment
  • The cocktail bar, construction in progress
  • The Victoria and Regent rooms
  • The stairwell inside the Grand Central Hotel
  • Reception at the Grand Central Hotel
  • The champagne bar


Glasgow City Centre, IFSD


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 concourse.

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 Scotland. 


Current status:



Autumn 2009 - September 2010.



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  • Grand entrance for the Grand Central Hotel