Jumeirah Group plans Glasgow hotel

New development bring a touch of the Middle-East to Scotland

by Niki May Young 04 November 2008
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    The Jumeirah Group, responsible for the sail-like Burj Al Arab in Dubai, is planning to build a £125million six-star hotel in Glasgow city centre. The Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel, scheduled to open in 2011 is designed by Ian Simpson Architects in partnership with Progress Property Developments and will be conveniently situated in Glasgow's financial services district, with close proximity to the high-end shopping district.

    Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group reinforced the sentiment: "We are delighted to announce this exciting development for Jumeirah in the city of Glasgow. Located in the heart of such a dynamic city, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be the perfect addition to our portfolio.”

    With an appetite for luxury and a keen expansion plan, the Jumeirah Group have come-up with an impressive proposition, the completely glass base surrounds the sumptuous front entrance giving life to a peerless structure.

    The 25-storey development will comprise 160 guest rooms and suites and 85 serviced apartments to cater for guests planning an extended visit. Facilities including an infinity pool, Jumeirah's Talise Wellness spa, a gym, rooftop cocktail lounge and several restaurants and bars. Extensive business and conference amenities will be supplemented by a 630-seat ballroom and a dedicated club lounge.

    Charles Price, CEO of Progress Property Developments, commented: "We are very pleased to have Jumeirah join us as a partner in this exciting development. We have already worked closely with Jumeirah over the last few months on the details of our proposed development and we are confident that their involvement will help further ensure the success of this exciting project."

    The extravagance of Dubai has reached the tenacious streets of Glasgow.

    David Schiavone

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