voco® Grand Central Glasgow

History

Right in the heart of Glasgow, directly adjoining Glasgow Central station, our hotel has been an iconic landmark since we first opened our doors in 1883. Throughout the centuries, we have played host to countless famous faces and have seen the coronations of four monarchs and the abdication of a King. We have survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, yet still stand tall and proud in the heart of our thriving city.

When you arrive, you’ll be struck by our impressive building. An iconic landmark, voco® Grand Central Glasgow was designed by one of Scotland’s leading Architects – Sir Rowand Anderson – who also designed Scotland’s National Portrait Gallery and the family home of the Marquises of Bute, which is regarded as Britain’s most outstanding Gothic mansion.

The voco® Grand Central hotel occupies the most central position in Glasgow: on the corner of Hope Street and Gordon Street, which throughout the centuries have been two of the busiest thoroughfares. Anyone who was anyone visiting Glasgow stayed at the hotel, whether they were dignitaries, politicians or showbiz stars, who happened to be performing in one of the many theatres that the city has to offer.

As you enter through the grand doors of the hotel, who wouldn’t be in awe walking where Winston Churchill once walked, staying overnight in a room where The Beatles once slept or wondering what it was really like that day in 1927 when John Logie Baird’s first long-distance television transmission flickered to life on the fourth floor?

When you stay with us, you’ll be following in the footsteps of many famous faces such as Nat King Cole, Charlie Chaplin and Bing Crosby. As well as the stars sprinkled with showbiz glamour, there have been plenty of other well-known faces from the world of sport, politics – and even royalty – who have stayed with us.

Today, our hotel strikes a fitting balance between historic and modern – providing 21st-century luxury and comfort, while retaining the essence of the hotels’ historic glamour and grandeur.

Come on in.