Gary Neville University of Salford Press Office, CC BY 2.0 Gary Neville, the former England…
Voco Grand Central Hotel shines a light on hotel history in a stunning light show celebrating the hotel’s rebrand to voco and the reopening of Scottish hospitality
The show celebrates the reopening of ‘Glasgow’s most loved hotel on April 26 following a multi-million refurbishment to become a voco branded hotel, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, after more than a year of closure due to Covid-19.
The free light show illuminated the hotel’s icon clocktower with spectacular archive imagery documenting the vibrant history of the hotel; from the building of the station in 1870s, through the golden age of travel as a British Transport Hotel when Hollywood stars including Gene Kelly, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra stayed as guests, right up to the present day and celebrating the future as a voco hotel. Memories and pictures contributed by former staff and guests are also captured in the projection alongside the words of local playwright Laurie Motherwell in audio poetry which celebrates Grand Central’s cherished place at the beating heart of Glasgow for almost 140 years.
To view the full light show including audio poetry see Introducing our spectacular light show ✨ – YouTube