Hilton Glasgow Announces Further £1.7 Million Investment

City Hotel Undergoes Major Refurbishment to Grand Ballroom

This information originated in U.K. English.

June 20, 2011

GLASGOW, Scotland - Hilton Glasgow is delighted to announce a major £1.7 million refurbishment as it continues to meet demand as the most popular destination for large scale meetings and ceremonies in the city.

The extensive refurbishment, which is due to be completed by June 2011, will refresh the 1000-capacity Grand Ballroom, 63 of the hotel's bedrooms and bathrooms and see a massive investment in completely upgraded lifts. 

Craig Gardner, general manager, said, "2011 is an exciting year for us as we welcome a further £1.7m of investment in the hotel.  Our Grand Ballroom has played host to the majority of award ceremonies and charity events taking place in the city for the past twenty years.  This refurbishment will be a fantastic boost to our existing offering and considerably enhance the guest experience."

Leading interior design company, 10 Design, has been given the task of refurbishing the ballroom into a beautiful and modern space perfectly suited to the rest of the hotel.  

Liz McNeill, director of 10 Design, added, ""Working hand in hand with the hotel, we have created a stunning new ballroom that bolsters the hotel and creates an enhanced guest experience.

"The rejuvenated ballroom has luxurious new carpets, sparkling granite flooring and textured wall coverings and I am delighted with the rich and vibrant results."

These latest renovations are part of an ongoing refurbishment plan that has seen a multi-million pound investment into the property by Hilton Glasgow over the past four years and signals further confidence in the strength of the city's hospitality industry.

The 319-bedroom Hilton Glasgow, located close to Glasgow's city centre, is home to extensive conferencing and banqueting facilities with catering available for up to 1000 delegates.  The hotel's stylish Cameron's restaurant offers the very best in Scottish and European cuisine, and guests can relax and chill out at the Ocean Rooms Spa offering the very best in relaxation and massage.

For more information about Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT, on 0141 204 5583.  For further information, please visit www.hilton.co.uk/glasgow.

Contacts:
Tracy Simpson
0141 222 2266 / 07515 066358
tracy.simpson@dada.co.uk

Laura Duncan           
0141 222 2266 / 07988152261
laura.duncan@dada.co.uk    

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