• Amy Middleton

Win a stay at Glasgow’s newest and most innovative hotel

Set to become Glasgow’s most ‘instagrammable’ hotel with its modern interiors, clever technology, and panoramic city views, YOTEL Glasgow officially opens its doors this month in the centre of one of Scotland’s most vibrant cities. This marks the brand’s second Scottish opening and its fourth European city-centre hotel as it continues its impressive global expansion. Inspired by the luxury of first-class travel and uncompromisingly designed around guests, the brand offers a unique hotel experience that’s about so much more than just a great night’s sleep.

Located right in the heart of the city on Argyle Street opposite Glasgow Central Station, the hotel has 257 modern cabins, each equipped with some incredible and innovative features. Guests can expect adjustable SmartBeds™ with gel cooled mattresses, refreshing rain showers, Smart TVs and free super-fast WiFi, as well as YOTEL’s latest contactless technology including a new App with a downloadable SmartKey for low-touch cabin entry, along with self-service kiosks offering guests quick-time ways to check-in, check-out and manage their stay seamlessly. YOTEL have a range of cabin types from Premium Queen and Triple, to First Class and the VIP suite offering impressive views over the iconic Glasgow Central Station frontage to suit every budget and occasion. With Buchanan Street, Merchant City and the SSE Hydro all nearby, its minimalistic design and clever use of technology is perfect for those visiting the city for both work and play.

Additional hotel amenities include a 24/7 gym kitted out with the latest Life Fitness equipment and floor to ceiling windows offering impressive views of the city. #SmartStay measures are in place offering enhanced hygiene practices, contactless payments and social distancing in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Stuart Douglas, General Manager of YOTEL Glasgow said: “YOTEL exists to challenge the status quo, appealing to those who find traditional hotels uninspiring and who want more than a great sleep. At YOTEL Glasgow, we’re going to be delivering a unique hotel experience through our awesome people, smart design and creative use of technology – all with a touch of fun and tons of passion. There’s nothing else quite like us in the city and we can’t wait to show our guests and the people of Glasgow what we’re all about.”

The hotel will also be home to VEGA, an out of this world bar, four lane bowling alley and event space set to open in June. Taking over the entire seventh floor with space for 282 guests, VEGA will come alive at night, offering larger than life dining and cocktails to the soundtrack of the city's hottest DJs. During the daytime, the bright and bold space will lend itself well to co-working, casual meetings and private hire events.

In celebration of their official opening tomorrow (Wednesday 12th May), YOTEL Glasgow have revealed a virtual game and will be giving away £5000 worth of hotel stays. The Ready, Set, Yo! social game will be live on YOTEL Glasgow’s Instagram (@yotelglasgow) from tomorrow where you’ll find the hotel alongside five other iconic Glasgow landmarks and giant purple key cards. To play and be in with a chance of winning one of 50 stays, simply go on a virtual city tour of Glasgow using the Ready, Set, Yo! map, then choose your favourite iconic landmark image to share on your Instagram (grid or stories), tagging @yotelglasgow. The virtual game is live from Wednesday 12th May until Sunday 16th May, with ten winners announced each day.

General Manager Stuart Douglas explains: “With travel restrictions easing and getaways feeling possible again, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the opening of YOTEL Glasgow than with an epic giveaway. Head to our Instagram over the next five days to win a stay on us and experience what YOTEL is all about.”

Rates at YOTEL Glasgow start from £49. To learn more about YOTEL Glasgow or to book a stay, visit: yotel.com/glasgow