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Preserved history of Glasgow: long-standing and historical hotels

The Grand Central Hotel Photo of The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow The Grand Central Hotel is a true historical legend of Glasgow. The opening of this fashionable hotel took place in the year 1883. In the more than a hundred years of its existence, the magnificent historical building has managed to preserve the original elements of its architecture amidst numerous reconstructions. The last reconstruction of the notable hotel took place in 2010, and the cost amounted to about 20 million British pounds. One of the main features of the hotel is having a chic interior with a variety of antique elements and modern fashion accessories. The Grand Central Hotel has won many prestigious awards, for example, being named the best Scottish hotel according to Scottish Hotel awards in 2013. In addition, the chic hotel is very popular among newlyweds who choose it as a venue for their wedding ceremony and to host a banquet.
Argyll Hotel A unique historical charm is what Argyll Hotel is known for. Located on Sauchiehall Street, in the immediate vicinity of Kelvingrove Park, this hotel comprises charming rooms; some have a huge colonial-style bed with tall wooden pillars and a canopy. Curtains made from checkered fabrics in the national style, as well as genuine antique furniture made from precious woods, gives a special allure to the rooms. The most luxurious rooms are decorated with exquisite gilding and bright satin fabrics. The hotel’s public areas are not left out as they are furnished with modish leather furniture in the style of the early 20th century and decorated with interesting paintings.
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Smiths Hotel Photo of Smiths Hotel, Glasgow The opening of the family-run Smiths Hotel took place in the year 1928. From the day of its opening, this hotel has been attracting guests with its laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. Located in the scenic West End district, this hotel is set in a spectacular Victorian townhouse and proposes to its guests, rooms decorated in a very simple and relaxing style. Cute vintage wallpapers of light shades cover the rooms, and simple wooden furniture adorns them. The large windows are draped with beautiful national style curtains. In the public areas which are furnished with genuine antique furniture and vintage paintings presides a pleasant atmosphere.
Belgrave Hotel Photo of Belgrave Hotel, Glasgow In a chic house built in the Georgian style is sited the Belgrave Hotel . This hotel is ready to offer customers 15 rooms with a classic design to choose from. During the reconstruction of the building, it was possible to preserve part of the interior decoration; hotel guests can climb to their rooms via a wooden staircase with a carved railing which is covered with a chic carpet. On the first floor, you will find a comfortable relaxation area with leather sofas and armchairs. Fans of painting will be delighted to take a walk along the corridors of the hotel – where you can see beautiful old paintings everywhere.
Kirklee Hotel Photo of Kirklee Hotel, Glasgow Kirklee Hotel is a very unique establishment. This lodge is situated in a chic mansion belonging to the Edwardian era. The hotel is located in a vast private park and offers travelers 9 individually designed rooms. Priceless antique furniture and original works of art were employed when designing the rooms. Each element of the decor is a true embodiment of history – luxurious beds with high wrought-iron headboards, antique armchairs wrapped with beautiful fabrics, elegant furniture made from fine wood, decorations from handmade carvings. On the first floor of the hotel, there is a wonderful relaxation area with an old fireplace and a small library. In the warm season, guests will have the opportunity to relax in a quiet and picturesque park, where there are also historical objects – ancient trees and landscape decorations made from stone.
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