THE opening date for Glasgow's brand-new Virgin Hotel has been revealed as pictures give a first look inside. 

The luxury hotel brand, from Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, will open the doors of its second European property Virgin Hotels Glasgow to the public tomorrow on Friday, August 18.

The Clyde Street hotel, which is set upon the banks of the river, pays homage to Glasgow's rich cultural history of shipbuilding in its design and is now accepting hotel and restaurant bookings. The National:

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The launch sees the opening of modern dining and drinking venues including Virgin Hotels' flagship restaurant and bar Commons Club and Highyard. 

Led by executive chef Jean-Paul Giraud, who was previously head chef at The Spanish Butcher, Commons Club's restaurant menu draws inspiration from around the world, while the bar serves a selection of playful, signature cocktails as well as a range of whiskies, liquors beer and wine.

All-day dining and entertainment destination Highyard will be located on the Mezzanine level of Commons Club. 

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The location offers breathtaking views of the River Clyde from its terrace and with its retractable roof is designed to become a go-to spot for the city's social scene. 

The hotel also offers a variety of state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces. 

The bedrooms feature Virgin Hotels’ patented ergonomically designed bed with a channel-tufted headboard, Hypnos mattress, a red SMEG mini-fridge generously stocked with local products, plugs in all the convenient places, a HD TV and a yoga mat.

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James Bermingham, Virgin Hotels Collection CEO, said: "Today marks a momentous occasion as we proudly unveil our Glasgow location, a remarkable addition to our growing family of hotels.

"At Virgin Hotels, we are driven by our passion for delivering innovative design and heartfelt service, and our latest opening is no exception.

"Every detail has been curated to reflect the dynamic and diverse essence of Glasgow, and we hope the property will not only be a home away from home, but a door to the incredible experiences within this exciting city."

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Tom Gibson, general manager of Virgin Hotels Glasgow, expressed his excitement for the opening and what it means for both Virgin Hotels and the city of Glasgow.

He said: "We are thrilled to bring the Virgin Hotels experience to Glasgow, a city known for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality.

"Virgin Hotels Glasgow will redefine the concept of luxury accommodation, offering guests an unmatched level of service, exceptional culinary experiences, and a stunning setting overlooking the Clyde.

"We look forward to providing a memorable stay for our guests and becoming an integral part of Glasgow's vibrant hospitality scene." 

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Virgin Hotels Glasgow follows the success of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh which officially opened in March this year. 

Next year will see the opening of two further dining and drinking spaces at the Glasgow hotel; Funny Library Coffee Shop and luxurious whisky bar Rocks on Fox Street.

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