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Jumeirah unveils plan for one of UK's best hotels

Dubai-based company reveals luxury hotel project for Glasgow, Scotland.

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab, has unveiled plans to operate one of the UK's most luxurious hotels in Glasgow, Scotland.

This was announced by Charles Price, CEO of Progress Property Developments (PPD) and Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group, at a signing ceremony held in the city on Tuesday.

Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel, Jumeirah’s fifth hotel to be signed in Europe, is scheduled to open in 2011.

The 25-storey development, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, will offer five-star super deluxe facilities, bosses said.

Guests will enjoy a range of leisure facilities which include an infinity pool, Jumeirah’s signature Talise Wellness spa, gym, rooftop cocktail lounge and several restaurants and bars.

Extensive business and conference amenities will be supplemented by a 630-seat ballroom and a dedicated club lounge.

The Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will comprise 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites and 85 Jumeirah Living serviced apartments to cater for guests planning an extended visit.

Councilor Steven Purcell, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Today’s announcement is a resounding vote of confidence in Glasgow and its future ambitions, made all the sweeter by the fact that Jumeirah does not operate anywhere else in the United Kingdom outside London.”

Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting development for Jumeirah in the city of Glasgow. Located in the heart of such a dynamic city, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be the perfect addition to our portfolio.”

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