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About the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

The Grand Central Hotel opened in 2010 following a takeover and subsequent overhaul by the Principal Hayley group. Formerly known as the Quality Hotel Glasgow, the venue was closed for several months while £20 million was lavished on the building, transforming it into a luxurious four-star hotel and one of the most stylish venues in Glasgow. The theme of the renovation was inspired by the hotel’s formidable past. The structure was built in the late 19th century to serve those using what was then the city’s new Central Station. The landmark Victorian hotel became famous in 1927, when John Logie Baird made history by transmitting the first long-distance television pictures between London and the Grand Central. It has accommodated numerous famous guests over the years.

Over the years, the hotel has been extended without losing its beautiful Queen Anne architecture. During its most recent makeover, the number of bedrooms and conferencing facilities were increased to create a venue that appeals to leisure guests as well as those looking for a location for a business event. The Principal Hayley group specialise in these types of hotels; that is, venues that can create an enjoyable environment for many types of guest. There are almost 200 bedrooms and over 20 meeting rooms. All conferencing and accommodation areas benefit from a certain uniformity of style, but with unique architectural detailing. Further facilities at the hotel include a stylish restaurant, named Tempus, as well as a deli and a stunning champagne bar.

The Grand Central Hotel is aptly named, with a location over the rail station in the centre of Glasgow, which is one of the biggest cities in the UK. The station can be accessed directly from the hotel; a convenient plus if you are heading here by train. There is no car parking on site, but guests arriving by car will receive preferential rates at the nearby NCP. The hotel exits into the heart of Glasgow, with Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Princes Square literally around the corner.

Essential Facts

  • Number of Bedrooms: 186
  • Number of Conference Rooms: 21
  • Restaurant: Tempus Restaurant
  • Leisure: No leisure facilities
  • Internet: Chargeable broadband internet access
  • Parking: Chargeable offsite NCP facilities
  • Nearest Rail Station: Glasgow Central Rail Station, adjacent


To book your accommodation and/or conference at Grand Central Hotel Glasgow, please BOOK ONLINE, email us or call the reservations hotline on 0207 118 5888