Pacific Quay plan
£18m Holiday Inn approved for Garden Festival site
New hotel on the Clyde
Glasgow City Council has approved plans to build an £18m Holiday Inn Pacific Quay hotel on the site of the former Garden Festival.
The development team comprises Mosaic Architecture + Design, includes planning consultant Gary Mappin at Iceni Projects and Malcolm Pearson, director of Pacific Quay Developments.
The 150 executive bedroom hotel will feature seven storeys with a first floor split between conferencing and co-working space and a Skybar on the top floor.
The hotel will be operated by RBH Hospitality Management and will create more than 50 permanent jobs.
Formerly part of the commercial dock operated by Clyde Port Authority, Pacific Quay was used for the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 before being transformed into one of Scotland’s most successful new business and leisure destinations.
The area is now home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland and STV and is opposite the Scottish Events Campus.