Yotel to open new hotel in disused office building on Argyle Street

Yotel have been granted planning consent to convert a disused office building on Glasgow’s Argyle Street into a new hotel.

Following a similar conversion on Edinburgh’s Princes Street the redevelopment will see Westergate House gaining a new feature entrance off Hope Street, close to Glasgow Central Station and the creation of a gym, bowling alley and rooftop bar and restaurant.

A statement explains: “The hotel is expected to generate an estimated 100 jobs. Employment associated with the cafe bar and restaurant would be in addition to this number.”

“The Yotel concept is based on first-class air travel, promoting affordable luxury within a clever and compact ‘smart cabin’ experience.”

“Designed for a tech savvy and social target market, the hotel is focused on experience and satisfaction, aiming to offer the essentials of luxury, giving guests ‘everything they need and nothing they don’t.'”

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Plans by Mosaic Architecture + Design call for the addition of full height glazing at both first and seventh floors as well as creation of a roof terrace and remodeled first floor canopy. A total of 256 guest ‘cabins’ will be created within the existing framework of the building.

The Westergate Building was built for BT in 1984. The Yotel website lists an anticipated opening date for the hotel of late 2019.