New hotels to increase accommodation options for Hydro visitors

CONSTRUCTION work is underway on two hotel projects in Glasgow near the SSE Hydro. The entertainment venue, which opened five years ago, has fuelled demand for accommodation in the area as visitors flock to see some of the world’s top acts perform there.

Robertson has been appointed main contractor on both hotels, which are being delivered on behalf of Vastint Hospitality and will boast a combined 434 rooms.

Located on vacant land on Stobcross Street, the first hotel will be operated under the Courtyard by Marriott brand and feature 221 rooms. The second hotel – to be operated as a Moxy Hotel – will have 213 rooms. The Courtyard by Marriott is due to complete in spring 2020, while the Moxy Hotel is scheduled for completion in summer that year.

Ed Parry, managing director of Robertson Central West said, “The SSE Hydro has built a stellar reputation since opening five years ago and demand for hotel rooms in the area has risen dramatically. These two new hotels, operating under separate brands, will give guests further choice and help ease the pressure on existing hotel stock in Glasgow. For Robertson, this project shows that we are continuing to grow our operations in the west of Scotland. Securing this major, high-profile contract is testament to the work that has gone into building our business in Glasgow and highlights our growing status as the contractor of choice for delivery of hotels in the region.”

Councillor Susan Aitken, Ed Parry (managing director Robertson Central West), Peter Duthie (SEC CEO), and Will Whitehorn (SEC chairman)

The new hotels will also increase accommodation options for delegates attending conferences at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). Peter Duthie, CEO of the SEC added, “These new hotels will be a great addition to the campus, supporting our growing business, offering more rooms and more choice for conference, exhibition and live entertainment visitors to the SEC. We look forward to working with their teams.”

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council commented, “The Scottish Events Campus already generates £400 million for the Glasgow economy and has an impact felt nationally. Our expansion plans for the campus aim to build on the growing importance of the conference sector, exhibitions and live entertainment to the Glasgow city region and, indeed, to Scotland. The additional accommodation created by these two new hotels compliments our ambitions for the SEC and I have no doubt they will play a role in cementing our reputation as a world-class events destination.”