Part of the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, iasg is a huge bright space with a central bar. The…
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
“Sumptuous bedrooms and grand, imposing lounges” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Kimpton Blythswood Square was built in 1821, and restored to its former glory, this was the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, which was the official start point for the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally. The bedrooms and bathrooms are sumptuous, and include suites and a penthouse. Afternoon tea and cocktails are served in the 35-metre, first-floor Salon Lounge, whilst iasg seafood restaurant occupies the old RSAC's ballroom. The spa includes a fantastic thermal suite.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 113
- Family rooms: 0
- Bedrooms Ground: 5
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £119
- Double room, minimum price: £129
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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