The Di Maggio Restaurant Group (DRG) is to convert the space above its A-listed Anchor Line Building on St Vincent Street into a 64-bed aparthotel. Planning permission has been granted for the £8 million development which will see the upper floors transformed and a roof extension added.
Mario Gizzi of DRG told Hotel Scotland, “We are absolutely delighted that we have got planning and listed building consent for the new aparthotel. We are in the process of appointing a contractor and we hope to be on site next month.
Glasgow doesn’t really have many aparthotels and we feel there is a gap in the market for both corporate and leisure guests.
“The new hotel will also complement our existing Anchor Line and Atlantic venues and, The Atlantic will become the hotel bar, with a lift taking you down from the hotel. Glasgow is definitely getting busier and we hope that our latest venture will be the first of many.”
Architects ICA who will oversee the development have said, “The concept of ‘traveller’ and ‘destination’ bring the interior of the building together to create a luxurious environment. Internally, many original features remain, such as glazed tiles, terrazzo flooring, timber wall paneling and fireplaces. These have been incorporated into the design, both acknowledging the architectural quality of the existing building, and adding a sense of the building’s history to the newly refurbished accommodation.”