citizenM hotel in Glasgow: high tech luxury at a budget price

If you are going to Glasgow, Scotland and want a high-tech design hotel that doesn’t cost a lot of money, check out the newly opened citizenM hotel in the theatre district of the city, only two blocks from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

citizen M hotel glasgow

Like its sister hotels in Amsterdam (one in Schiphol Airport and another in the city itself), citizenM’s emphasis is on trendy, ultra-modern design with lots of high tech features such as free Wi-Fi, free on-demand movies, and Philips designed Moodpads that control the TV, music (iPod/iPhone docks), window blinds, temperature, colored ambient lighting and wake-up alarm.

citizenM Glasgow has 198 rooms housed in an 8-floor building; it is designed by the award-winning agency, Concrete. You will find contemporary living rooms fitted out with furniture from the Vitra collection, including Charles & Ray Eames Lounge Chairs, the Hella Jongerius Polder Sofa, an “Algae” by the Bourellec Brothers. The hotel features a 24/7 food and beverage outlet offering fresh sandwiches, warm breakfast, healthy wraps, sashimi, Italian coffee and more. Guests check in via touch-screen terminals (although there are still live human beings to assist you in case things go awry).

Best of all, room prices start at around £49 ($76 or €59) per night.

citizenM hotel

60 Renfrew Street (corner of Hope Street)

Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3BW

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