In a previous life the newly opened Broadcroft Hotel was called Smiths. Today, there is not much that remains of the original hotel – it has been completely rebranded and re-designed and what a transformation.
The new-look hotel, which is still owned by Smith Hotels Ltd is now a contemporary and stylish venue that would not look out of place in any city.
It has been a substantial investment which has seen the hotel completely modernised. This change is immediately apparent from the moment you arrive at the hotel. The exterior been clad in contemporary grey cladding and a substantial extension has been added. The hotel sits like a modern castle on the road leading into Kirkintilloch’s town centre.
The entire lower level has been stripped back to the bare walls and the new Cafe, Bar and Grill offers a spacious, airy and stylish dining and drinking area.
Bespoke artwork, specially commissioned wine and champagne fridges and statement lighting provided by Wired give this Kirkintilloch Bar and Grill the WOW factor.
It has a feel of a continental brasserie with Italian-esque tiling, wooden floors, and solid wood table tops. Burnt orange upholstery add warmth and its opaque screens, not only offer diners the all important social distancing measures, but also some privacy. There is also an impressive outdoor terrace which looks out to the Campsie Hills.
Back of house the transformation is just as impressive from a comprehensive overhaul of the hotel’s kitchens, with a new cold room, and the latest labour saving equipment, to new tills and hand held ordering equipment from Argyll Systems to facilate speed service – no expense has been spared.
Upstairs the 220-capacity function suite also boasts a new kitchen, a bespoke bar, and an outstanding outdoor terrace, which will be ideal for brides. There is also a private dining room here.
The bedrooms have been given a modern look to which fits in with the rest of the hotel’s contemporary styling with brand new bathrooms and furnishings. It’s certainly impressive.