Grand Central is Scottish Hotel of the Year

30 Apr 2013

Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel has won Scottish Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

It was a Grand night at Scottish hotels' biggest event of the year as Glasgow's Grand Central picked up the hospitality industry's top honour. Opened in 2010 after a £20 million refurbishment, the Grand Central Hotel won Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards which celebrated their 10th anniversary at a gold-themed gala dinner.

Judges praised the Grand Central's management and service excellence, business performance and continuing investment this year in further expansion of the hotel and its Champagne bar situated next to Glasgow Central railway station - the busiest in Scotland.

Gary McLean Quin, Chairman of Judges, commented: "There were again many strong contenders for Scottish Hotel of the Year but the Grand Central stood out because of its all-round performance, passionate leadership, staff management and wise future development.

"It was great to see the old building re-open a few years ago and its plans are marvellous for Glasgow. In 2012 the Grand Central's General Manager, Laurie Nicol, was named Manager of the Year."

The event at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow was attended by almost 500 hoteliers and guests.

Scottish Government Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf, a Glasgow MSP, helped present the top awards along with 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot 'Clyde'.