Brussels/ Glasgow - April 30, 2018
Radisson RED – the upscale, select-service brand from the Radisson Hotel Group, which presents a playful twist on conventional hotel stays – is excited to open its first UK hotel. Radisson RED Glasgow is here.
A fresh new take on hospitality, Radisson RED is all about casual service style, a buzzing social scene and cool, contemporary design, the perfect ingredients for a fun, upbeat vibe. “Radisson RED is bold and pushes the boundaries of the traditional hospitality experience, and I can’t think of a better fit for the UK’s first RED than the city of Glasgow. We’re genuinely excited to give people the opportunity to enjoy RED, and I feel confident that as well as having a fantastic product in a great location, we have the best team in place to deliver a memorable and RED experience for guests,” said Richard Moore, Area Senior Vice President, UK, Ireland & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group.
The latest RED hotel brings the fun to Glasgow, joining its sister properties in Brussels, Cape Town, Campinas and Minneapolis. It’s a fun and friendly addition to our other hotels – Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson – in the city’s vibrant center.
The first new-build RED in Europe, this hotel gives travelers an ideal base from which to explore this inspiring city. Located in the West End at the heart of the city’s stimulating music and art scene, RED Glasgow is a few minutes away from the liveliest music venues in Scotland, just a stone’s throw from The Hydro and the city’s media hub, and within easy reach of the trendy city center.
Big, comfortable and connected, each of the 174 rooms features natural materials, colorful accents and eclectic design pieces. Bold wallpapers, designed by legendary Glasgow comic artist Frank Quitely, adds a sense of fun, while smart in-room technology makes the experience all the more enjoyable.
The ground floor space – with the OUIBar + KTCHN – is the place to be. Fresh food, plenty of wine and chilled craft beers…this is the hangout for casual meetings, enjoying tasty cocktails or stepping up for a game of pool.
The hotel’s stunning new RED Sky Bar – Glasgow’s first rooftop bar – is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the River Clyde. Guests can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the action with a RED cocktail in hand, tapas to share, and background beats from some of the city’s best DJs.
The Event and Games studios are playfully designed, equipped with everything you need to throw an epic party or simply get your meetings off autopilot. Each of the three studios is kitted with high-tech equipment and super-fast Wi-Fi – no internet lag here.
From optional self-check-in/check-out, keyless entry, to requesting extra pillows, the RED App gives guests exactly what they want – convenience and simplicity. They can also use the friendly chat feature to interact with other guests, from arranging an airport taxi-share to uncovering the best local gigs.
The Hotel Curator Michael Weston says, “We’re all so excited to open and introduce RED to Glasgow and the wider UK. The RED experience is different – we encourage laughter, playfulness and even a little mischief with guests, and we use our spaces as a showcase for some of the best local talent in art, design, music and fashion. We really hope people come to the hotel, love what they see, and come back again and again.”
Glasgow, known for its cutting-edge music, fashion and arts scenes, is one of the UK’s hottest city-break destinations right now, with over 2 million tourists visiting the city every year. Whilst venues like the Hydro and SECC make Glasgow one of the biggest event and conference destinations in Europe. The international airport, and strong rail and road transport links, make it easy to get around Glasgow and its surrounding areas – whether you’re here for business or just to relax.
For further information, please visit: https://www.radissonred.com/glasgow/
Julie Deighton, Area Director PR & Communication, UK, Ireland & Western Europe
Lucie Cardona, Director, Corporate Communications, PR & Reputation Management
About Radisson RED
Radisson RED® is an upscale, select service hotel brand that presents a playful twist on the conventional. Radisson RED hotels inject new life into hospitality through informal services where anything goes, a social scene that’s waiting to be shared and bold design that kick-starts the fun. Radisson RED hotels are in vibrant, urban locations where travelers have the unique opportunity to tailor their stay to their style. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson RED by participating in Radisson Rewards™, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.
Radisson RED is a part of the Radisson Hotel Group™ which also includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn®by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel.
For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonred.com.
ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUP
Radisson Hotel Group™ (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world's largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards™ (formerly Club Carlson SM), a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings™ offers a variety of fully-equipped spaces featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique.More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.
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