A new 70-bedroom luxury hotel reflecting Glasgow's maritime heritage is to open in the city in 2012.
The yet-to-be-named hotel is being developed at a cost of £6m by VW Leisure on Sauchiehall Street, famed for its shopping.
It will be situated adjacent to Victoria's nightclub, also owned by VW Leisure, and will incorporate an all-day dining restaurant, a Sky Bar with rooftop terrace and function suites.
"The contemporary, industrial design will create something very different from existing Glasgow hotels," said the company's operations director, Volker Steinemann. "Steel girders from the city's shipyards which were introduced into the Victorian building during the 1920s have provided us with the inspiration to introduce a subtle maritime theme to the hotel."
VW Leisure, which Steinemann heads with his business partner, Wayne Gardner-Young, also owns the Kaim Park Hotel in Bathgate, West Lothian, and the Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa in Drymen, Glasgow.
By Janet Harmer
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