Central Station, the main train hub of Glasgow was opened by
Caledonian Railways in 1879 with the neighbouring Central hotel
opening just 4 years later. The hotel was designed by Scottish
architect Robert Rowand Anderson and he adopted the Queen Anne
style of architecture; an informal style that includes picturesque
details, intricate gables and multi-paned windows. Over the years,
the hotel was extended and adapted but the main architecture was
The Central Hotel played host to many significant celebrity
faces but is probably best known for being the venue to which the
world's first long-distance television pictures were transmitted on
24 May 1927 by John Logie Baird.
The Central Hotel has entertained most of the world's leading
politicians, from JFK to Winston Churchill and Hollywood superstars
including Laurel and Hardy and Frank Sinatra, not to mention Roy
Rogers and his trusty Trigger! It was reported that Trigger
had a bigger suite than Roy Rogers!
Now the transformation has been completed, the Grand Central
Hotel has once again take its place as Glasgow's leading four-star
hotel. It is now a must-stay destination for shoppers,
theatre-goers and the short break guest to the city. It has the
latest luxuries for business travellers and gives conference and
banqueting organisers the WOW factor they want for their next
The best luxury hotel in Glasgow is back.