Blythswood

September 15, 2009 § 5 Comments

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Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow city centre is one of the newest, most magnificent luxury boutique hotels in Scotland.

A splendid, landmark property, which commands one side of Blythswood Square, a lovely, green space in the centre of the city of Glasgow. The building dates from 1823, and was previously the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

Lovingly transformed, this historic building is now a luxury hotel and spa, retaining some original architectural features, such as marble fireplaces, wood paneling and lofty, ornate ceilings, and against this aristocratic backdrop have applied sympathetic, rich, textural design.

The interior design work has been carried out by Glasgow’s leading interior design company Graven Images who have employed custom woven tweeds from Harris Tweed Hebrides. Designer Jim Hamilton, who previously created prototype lighting, seating and bedroom textiles for HTH,  has specified 4-5000 meters of tweed from the Shawbost Mill to be used in areas as diverse as curtains and bespoke furniture completely upholstered in the island fabric.

I’ve worked with Jim in the past and he has been kind enough to offer to give me a tour prior to opening. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a few sneaky pictures of the Harris Tweed stuff. At a starting room price of £120 a night rising to £1500 for the penthouse suite this may be the only chance we get to see them ;)

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