HOTEL group Hilton has expanded its Garden Inn brand into the central belt with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow.
The property formerly traded as the Mint Hotel and has been refurbished to the tune of £1m.
The hotel, situated next to the Clyde Arc Bridge and overlooking the SECC and Glasgow Science Centre, offers 164 “stylish and refreshed bedrooms”, each including new fixtures, fittings, desk and “ergonomic chair”.
And it also features the City Cafe bar and restaurant, which has indoor seating as well as an outdoor terrace that can accommodate up to 180 covers,
The hotel’s gym facilities have also been upgraded, doubling the size of the previous space, and a guest laundry has been introduced.
Conference and events customers are being targeted through an online planning tool for the hotel’s 100-capacity meeting space.
The hotel is one of several Mint properties in the UK to join Hilton’s Garden Inn and Doubletree brands following the takeover of Mint Hotels by Hilton Worldwide last year.
“We are delighted to now be welcoming guests to Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, which joins the mid-market brand’s UK hotels open in Aberdeen and Luton, and the newly-rebranded Hilton Garden Inn in Birmingham,” said Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, at Hilton Worldwide.
“In the coming weeks we look forward to a new Hilton Garden Inn opening in Bristol, more than doubling the number of Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the UK and providing guests with greater Hilton Worldwide mid-market choice.”