The hotel is nearly finished and what a journey it’s been! In the past few months, we’ve made incredible progress, turning the former building site on Aytoun Street into something spectacular.
We started building the Hotel in January 2014, demolishing the old Labour Exchange building and creating a remarkable 298-bedroom hotel from the rubble. However, there were plenty of obstacles we had to overcome to reach this point. The demolition process itself took 6 months to complete and a temporary dam had to be created to divert the canal water from the works area. As well as this, there were certain elements that couldn’t be built on site. For example, all of the bathrooms were assembled elsewhere and installed fully kitted out.
You wouldn’t recognise the hotel now and we’re incredibly excited to start welcoming guests. With our innovative open lobby concept, the largest in the UK, the hotel promises to become a vibrant local hub for leisure and business guests alike.