Media Release: Hotel Indigo Glasgow claims its place in the limelight

Hotel Indigo in Glasgow

HOTEL Indigo will be the sole Scottish representative at next week’s finals of the prestigious European Hotel Design Awards, which take place at the Park Plaza in London on 22 November.

The four-star plus hotel in the city centre is the only Scottish venue to make the shortlist at these prestigious architectural awards, at which Hotel Indigo is a finalist in the ‘Conversion of a Non Hotel Building for Hotel Use’ category.

East Kilbride-based Ica Architects are the architectural team responsible for the stunning transformation of the Waterloo St building from which, in the 19th century, the Glasgow’s first Power Station was run.

To date, the hotel has enjoyed above average occupancy levels and has welcomed in excess of 25,000 guests from as far away as Japan and as close to home as Pollokshields.

Celebrities including chart sensation Paolo Nutini, EastEnders star Sid Owen, former WBO title holder Joe Calzaghe and Big Brother host Brian Dowling have all visited. As a result of their high standards of service, the hard work of the hotel’s 100 full and part-time staff has been rewarded by Hotel Indigo being No1 hotel in Glasgow consistently for the past three months on the highly influential TripAdvisor website.

General manager, Denis MacCann, notes: “Being the first hotel of its kind to open outside of London, we believe that we are playing our part in establishing the high quality for which the Indigo brand stands. It would be the icing on the cake to win the European Design award, however just to be nominated is praise indeed.”

A win would add to the venue’s burgeoning trophy cabinet which already houses the coveted the 2011 Dram Scottish Licensed Trade Award for Best New Bar, which was awarded to Limelight, which operates as the residents’ Bar and Restaurant.


  • Hotel Indigo opened on 22 April 2011, following a £15m investment in one of the city’s most ornate Victorian buildings. Located on Waterloo St, all 95 of the luxurious air conditioned executive, superior, deluxe bedrooms, including a breathtaking 2 bedroom penthouse suite, offer stunning Porscelanosa and Villeroy & Boch fittings, lap top safe, alarm clock radio with MP3 connection, flat screen TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access.
  • The classic yet ultra contemporary Limelight is reminiscent of the coolest – and hottest – bars and restaurants in London, in terms of originality, decor, and menu choices. Extensive table d’hôte and a la carte menus, one of the city’s most unique wine lists and an extensive cocktail menu, make it a must visit in Glasgow!

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