Four stars for Grand Central Hotel

13 Sep 2011

Following its refurbishment The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow has been awarded four stars by both AA and Visit Scotland.

Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel has marked its first anniversary with two new high-profile awards. The 186-bedroom hotel, refurbished at a cost of £20 million, was awarded four-star accolades by the AA and VisitScotland.

General manager Laurie Nicol said: "This is such brilliant news. It is recognition of how far we have come in the last 12 months and is a fitting reward for everyone who has worked so hard here."

The venue was originally established, as the Central Hotel, in 1883 and went on to become one of the most famous hotels in Scotland.

Over the decades, it was visited by hundreds of celebrities, from the Beatles to Laurel and Hardy, from the Rolling Stones to Hollywood stars Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, and US president John F Kennedy.

It also witnessed, in May 1927, the world's first long-distance television pictures being transmitted by John Logie Baird. The Grand Central won no fewer than 10 awards at the 2011 Scottish Hotel Awards, including Glasgow Hotel of The Year.

Source: Evening News - Top gongs mark first year

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