GLASGOW’S Holiday Inn Theatreland hotel has celebrated its 16th birthday as the global brand marked its 60th anniversary.
Hotelier Maurice Taylor brought the Holiday Inn brand, which was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952, to Glasgow in 1996 when he opened the Theatreland hotel in West Nile Street. Originally launched with 80 bedrooms, the hotel has ben expanded over the years, with the addition of a further 33 bedrooms and the L’Orangerie Conservatory; a £1 million revamp in 2010 took in all public areas, bedrooms and function suites.
Taylor went on to open a Holiday Inn Express on an adjacent site in 1999 and said the two hotel brands have catered for a “myriad of different visitors with differing requirements”. “Holiday Inn provides a familiar, convenient and reliable experience providing guests with services that meet the guest’s real needs, appealing to guests who are sociable and want to feel relaxed and cared for,” he said.
Image – The Holiday Inn Theatreland in Glasgow includes La Bonne Auberge brasserie.