Holiday Inn has submitted plans for a multi-million-pound hotel on the banks of the River Clyde

Situated next to the STV studios on the former Glasgow Garden Festival site at Pacific Quay, the 150 executive bedroom hotel will feature seven storeys, as well as a Skybar on the top floor offering views across the river to the Finnieston Crane, the Hydro, and beyond.

The proposals were submitted to Glasgow City Council by Mosaic Architecture + Design, and it's hoped the £18million hotel, run by RBH Hospitality Management, will create more than 50 permanent jobs.

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Neil Haining, Director of Mosaic, said: “This development has been carefully designed in response to the site’s immediate context within Pacific Quay and provides the area with a new business hotel of appropriate scale and with high quality materials.

“The overall scale of the development has been carefully balanced with the BBC headquarters to the west and STV Glasgow to the east of the site and completes the last waterfrontage site along Pacific Quay.

“The development has been designed to take advantage of the views of the SECC, The Hydro and the Finnieston Crane, with ground floor hotel reception and public areas connecting through to an external terrace and a rooftop Skybar and terrace with north and south-facing views.”

Malcolm Pearson, Director of Pacific Quay Developments, added: “Although situated on one of the prime remaining waterfront sites to be developed in Glasgow, this site has lain derelict for over 15 years.

“With Scottish Events Campus aiming to enhance its conference and exhibition offer by extending circa 200,000sq ft, adding further pressure on accommodation provision, Holiday Inn Pacific Quay will constitute an outstanding addition to Glasgow’s hospitality offering to a key strategic site for Glasgow, bringing new opportunities for economic growth to the city.”