LEADING aparthotel group Native is set to unveil its first Scottish property — Native Glasgow — opening in October.
Sixty-four apartments ranging from studio to penthouse spaces have been created through a multi-million pound conversion of the old headquarters of the Anchor Line Shipping Company in St Vincent Place.
Native worked alongside interior architects ICA to preserve the Edwardian Art Deco office building’s heritage. There are numerous original features, including glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall panelling and fireplaces.
Native Glasgow will feature hotel facilities but with the space, flexibility and freedom of a private apartment. Included are a 24-hour reception, concierge and free high-speed wi-fi.
The building’s ground and basement floors are already home to two restaurants — The Anchor Line and Atlantic — which are open from breakfast through to dinner.
Guy Nixon, chief executive of Native, said: “This is a rare opportunity to re-imagine a piece of Glasgow’s shipping heritage as a uniquely special space for the city’s visitors to stay in.”
“We have worked in close partnership with building owners, the White Building Properties Company, to mirror the design ethos and opulence of a 1920s ocean liner. Native Glasgow feels like an exciting milestone in our plans to expand our aparthotel business across all major UK cities.”