New YOTEL Hotel in Glasgow to feature rooftop bar and bowling alley

YOTEL has announced plans to open a new hotel, only their second in Scotland, in Glasgow's city centre this November.

Published 7th Aug 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Located opposite Glasgow’s Central Station, the new YOTEL Glasgow will see the Westergate building on Argyle Street transformed into a 256-room hotel that will be equipped with YOTEL’s "unique design and technology-driven hospitality offering".

The hotel will also feature Glasgow’s first destination rooftop bar complete with bowling alley.

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As one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, Glasgow is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of investment, with several high-profile projects planned including the £150 million expansion of the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and Barclays’ recently-announced deal to purchase 470,000 sq. ft. of office space for a new Campus HQ in Glasgow.

YOTEL CEO Hubert Viriot said: “Glasgow is a forward-looking city that has real vibrancy and energy, bolstered by careful planning and investment initiatives. The city is building on its excellent infrastructure and is shaping up to be a world-class business destination.

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"These were all important characteristics that helped us choose Glasgow as our next UK location and we’re excited to be part of the positive momentum that is driving growth in the city.”

YOTEL Glasgow’s cabins will feature the brand’s signature adjustable SmartBed™ as well as YOTEL’s leading technology offering that includes smart TV’s for guests to stream their own content.

Tim Abram, vice president at Starwood Capital Group, a leading investor in YOTEL who was born near the city, said: “Following the announcement of YOTEL Edinburgh in 2017, this is a very exciting next step in our strategic partnership with YOTEL. Glasgow continues to go from strength to strength with significant new investment planned for the years to come, and we believe that YOTEL will bring something new and unique to Glasgow’s well-established hotel market.”

“We are also incredibly excited to be creating Glasgow’s first rooftop F&B destination which will include a bowling alley - this will be a one-of-a-kind offering and clearly differentiate YOTEL Glasgow from its competition."

The project to transform the ex-office building into a modern luxury hotel is being led by Glasgow-based architects Mosaic Architecture + Design and will create more than 100 new jobs for the local economy.

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