A new 174 room hotel has just opened in vibrant Finnieston, the Radisson RED. With amazing views onto some of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings, the edgy sister of the Radisson Blu hotels is set to be a popular choice for visitors to the city.
The striking design looks onto the SSE Hydro, SECC, the iconic Finnieston Crane, the Clyde Arc (the ‘squinty bridge’) and the Rotunda; a view which can be enjoyed from the RED Sky Bar in the 9th Floor.
We stayed on the second week of opening at the start of May, and were lucky to get a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the same great views you can see from the rooftop bar another 6 levels up. Although there may have been some teething problems, as you would expect a brand new hotel to have, the overall stay was brilliant.
The room was clean and modern, with a minimalist but funky design. It boasted floor to ceiling windows and a 55 inch TV, with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
It’s about time Glasgow had a roof top bar, and The RED Sky Bar has come at the right time. You can enjoy stunning panoramic views over the river Clyde and some of the city’s most famous buildings. The rooftop bar area outside is quite small, but is sufficient enough for the amount of decent weather we get in Glasgow! There’s a spacious area inside too for days where the weather isn’t so great (the majority of the time in Scotland!). It’s open from 12pm daily, so get down early on a sunny day to grab a table with one of the best views in town. The menu offers a selection of tasty (£££) cocktails and bar food, and for a more substantial meal you can dine at the OUI Bar + KTCHN on the ground floor of the hotel.
The location is perfect for anyone going to an event at the SSE Hydro or SECC, and is just a stroll from all the bars and restaurants Finnieston has to offer. It’s not far from the trendy West End of Glasgow either of you fancy exploring there too.
I’d recommend the Radisson RED Glasgow to anyone looking for a stylish night or two away in the city! They also have RED hotels in Cape Town, Brussels, Campinas and Minneapolis. I’ll have to check them out too!
Pssst dog lovers!
Top tip: The hotel is pet friendly (check their policy here) and even has a resident pup, Baxter the Frenchie. Sadly we didn’t get to meet him as he is only in during the week. A hard working dog deserves the weekend off!
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