Cox & Kings-owned Meininger Hotels and investor LGIM Real Assets have signed an agreement for a hotel in Glasgow, scheduled to open in 2020. It will be located on West George Street opposite Queen Street Train Station and will offer 160 rooms and 590 beds. This will be Meininger Group’s second hotel in the UK. It already operates a hotel in London since 2006.
Hannes Spanring, CEO, Meininger Hotels, says, “Great Britain is a very important market for us and Glasgow as Scotland’s largest city is the perfect location for another Meininger hotel in the UK. The Glasgow hotel is an excellent addition to our portfolio, due to its prime location in the heart of the city centre.”
The room types will range from classic double rooms through private multi-bed rooms to beds in a dorm room. The public areas include reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as a guest kitchen and game zone. At basement, ground and mezzanine levels, the scheme will also create around 1400 sqm of new retail space. Due to its proximity to the train station, the hotel is well connected to both local and long-distance destinations, with trains running to the north of Scotland and to Edinburgh, which can easily be reached within 40 minutes. The nearest underground station is also just 160 meters from the hotel.