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Lawyer Life


JUNE 2012


Blythswood Square


Blythswood Square is a beautiful hotel and spa which perfectly captures the glamour of a bygone era whilst showcasing the latest in designer styling.


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Blythswood Square is located in the City centre, on one of Glasgow’s green spaces, and features 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and an enticing top floor penthouse. It also houses Glasgow’s


first luxury spa, voted best ‘Best New UK Spa’ at the SPA Traveller Awards, offering indigenous Scottish treatments, as well as a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities. The hotel is so impressive it earned the accolade of In ‘AA Hotel of the Year Scotland’ in December 2011.


Formerly the Royal Scottish Automobile Club’s ballroom, the hotel’s main 150-cover restaurant and cocktail bar is impressive with its high ceilings and grand dimensions. However, the atmosphere is fun and relaxed and it clearly a place to enjoy delicious seasonally chosen and locally sourced food accompanied by inventive cocktails.


The Spa at Blythswood Square champions the latest in cutting edge design and offers a number of unique facilities and treatments specially created for the spa. Guests can indulge in bespoke natural treatments using Scotch Thistle extract, Scottish seaweed and a selection of treatments from the luxurious Anne Sémonin and ila. The spa is home to Glasgow’s only Seaweed Bath chamber


filled with healing organic seaweed sourced from the Hebrides. The marble Heat Suite offers a range of hot and cold experiences including a large hydrotherapy pool. The 11m relaxation pool leads to the decadent Dark Pool where guests can float undisturbed. This outstanding spa also houses a Rasul, relaxation rooms, nine spacious treatment rooms including a double suite, all offering the highest level of comfort and warmth.


Additional highlights within the hotel include a 35 metre salon featuring two original fire places, columns and cornicing with stunning views over Blythswood Square and a private screening room, the first in a Scottish hotel, which is furnished in over 40 different designs of Harris Tweed.


There is also the RSAC’s original ‘Rally Bar’ named after the Monte Carlo Rally which started from Blythswood Square in 1955. Over the years many high profile racing drivers frequented the bar and it grew a wide reaching and auspicious reputation. The Rally Bar has been restored to its former glory and is available to guests booking the hotel’s conference and event suites. LM


For more information, please visit www.blythswoodsquare.com.


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