Maldron Hotel Glasgow City Opens Today
4-Star 300-bedroom is first in Scotland for Dalata Hotel Group with creation of 80 jobs
Dalata Hotel Group Plc (“Dalata” or “the Group”), the largest hotel group in Ireland, with a growing presence in the United Kingdom, today officially opens the Group’s first hotel in Scotland, creating 80 jobs locally.
The four-star Maldron hotel is located on Renfrew St, in the heart of the city’s shopping, restaurant & theatre district. The £40 million property features new stylish spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, resident’s gym, and state-of-the-art business facilities. The hotel is also highly tech-enabled with chrome cast in each bedroom, digital check-in and a virtual guest services platform.
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City represents a significant investment and vote of confidence in Scotland by Dalata, providing a substantial economic boost to the city as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19.
Dalata already operates over 45 hotels across the UK and Ireland, but today’s opening of Maldron Hotel Glasgow City is its first in Scotland. In 2022 the Group will strengthen its presence in Glasgow with the opening of a 4-star Clayton Hotel on Customs Quay.
Hazel Galloway, General Manager, Maldron Hotel Glasgow City’s commented on the opening: “It is a momentous occasion today and I am extremely proud to open this hotel in my home city after what has been a challenging year for everyone in hospitality. I believe we have assembled among the very best in the business for our 80-strong team and we worked extremely hard to ensure the finest of welcomes to our guests arriving today.”
A range of tourism and business organisations including VisitScotland, Glasgow Life and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce also celebrated the opening of Maldron Hotel Glasgow City today:
Welcoming the new arrival to Glasgow, Jim Clarkson, Regional Leadership Director (West), VisitScotland commented: “Congratulations to the team at the Maldron Hotel on opening in Glasgow this summer. At a time when we are working hard with partners to restore the city’s tourism industry to growth, this is a welcome addition to Glasgow capacity for attracting new events and leisure business in the months and years ahead.
“Tourism is a force for good, creating economic and social value, and enhancing the wellbeing of everyone who experiences it. This new hotel and its 80-strong workforce represent a fresh boost for the city centre, and a great sign that Glasgow is back in business.”
Susan Deighan, Director of City Marketing & External Relations at Glasgow Life said: “Glasgow enjoys an international reputation as a vibrant, welcoming destination with an unrivalled tourism offer and world-class customer service. Attracting the Maldron brand is a perfect fit for the city and this stunning new development, located at the heart of the city centre, will offer visitors an ideal base from which to explore Glasgow’s outstanding cultural experiences and attractions as well as Scotland’s breath-taking natural landscape.”
Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “As we approach COP26 later this year and prepare for the World Cycling Championships in 2023, the Maldron Glasgow City Hotel will complement the city’s portfolio of hospitality businesses ready to cater to both leisure and business guests alike.
Glasgow was named as the World’s Leading Events and Festivals destination in 2019, and as restrictions are eased and we begin to once again play host, the Maldron Glasgow City Hotel is a welcomed investment which will support the rebuild of our city centre for future events.”
The hotel is located on the site of the former STV headquarters and is perfectly positioned close to the city’s major transport links.
The business-friendly hotel has invested in interactive Clevertouch technology in all meeting facilities, alongside Clickshare wireless connectivity, enabling ease of streaming for virtual meeting integration.
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City also holds the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, demonstrating a commitment to comply with all Covid-19 safety guidelines.
The hotel, funded by Aberdeen Standard Investments, was developed by MRP and constructed by McAleer & Rushe. Aligned to Dalata’s Green Tourism programme the hotel has been built to a BREEAM sustainability assessment of ‘Very Good’ standard and has new technologies such as Air Source Heat Pumps and Heat Exchangers to reduce carbon emissions. The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021 with delegates to the summit expected to stay at the hotel.
The new 80-strong team in Maldron Glasgow have all been enrolled in development programmes through the Dalata Academy. These programmes will be undertaken by personnel across all hotel departments, including chefs, reception, food & beverage, sales, marketing, HR, operations, maintenance, accounts, reservations and housekeeping.
Maldron Hotels can be found in prime locations throughout Ireland with expansion across the UK in recent years. Providing rest and relaxation that’s always close to the action, whether it’s leisure or business, a romantic escape or a family break. Each Maldron Hotel offers the perfect combination of facilities and service, value and hospitality, designed to meet the needs of guests, whether for business or pleasure.
For more information and to book, visit https://www.maldronhotelglasgowcity.com/