Newly refurbished Spa at Blythswood Square opens

The spa facilities are influenced by the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Hebrides


By Wendy Golledge

03 July 2023

The Spa at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow has reopened following a seven-figure refurbishment.

Facilities in the spa include Scotland’s first snow shower from Metzger MSK, a Himalayan salt room, a bathhouse experience combining seaweed bathing with sound therapy from ishga, and a rejuvenated hydrotherapy suite by 100 degrees.

The spa’s relaxation pools, crystal steam room and hydrotherapy pool have also been upgraded as part of the refurbishment, as have its nine treatment rooms.

The seven-figure development is IHG Hotels & Resorts’ biggest investment in a spa refurbishment in the UK.

A snowy scene from a cabion
The spa at Blythswood Square boasts the first snow shower in Scotland, one of only two in the UK

Four wellness journeys

Guests can choose from four wellness journeys designed to leave them feeling either relaxed, detoxed, invigorated or recovered.

Each journey is designed to help the user enjoy the thermal experiences and best achieve a range of outcomes, including feeling clear-headed, detoxified, energised or physically recovered.

The spa partners with ishga and Oskia for its wellness rituals and spa treatments. It employs 30 therapists and was designed by an in-house spa and design team, in close collaboration with the wider IHG design team.


Finlay Anderson

“We’ve used years of expertise rooted in physiological science to develop a 360-degree wellness experience for our guests. Our mission is to help each guest reconnect body and mind and achieve whatever wellbeing goal they may have."

Finlay Anderson

Spa director, Kimpton Blythswood Square and area spa director, IHG Hotels & Resorts

“We’re taking the guesswork out of the spa journey, combining hot and cold thermal experiences with manual treatments, aromatherapy and visual therapy to take care of our guests wellness needs,” says Finlay Anderson, spa director, Kimpton Blythswood Square and area spa director, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

“Guests will be able to map out their thermal journey and link it to a treatment, and to post-treatment nutrition during their visit.

“The concept takes influence from the Scottish Hebrides and the wellbeing benefits of nature, while the team’s experience has allowed us to develop meaningful, multi-sensory experiences.”

A tepidarium with blue lighting
The spa's thermal experiences include a tepidarium
A crystal steam room
Guests will be able to map out a personalised thermal journey
A pink Himalayan salt room
A pink Himalayan salt room at the Spa at Kimpton Blythswood Square

Other spa suppliers include uniforms from Florence Roby, towels and spa linens by BC SoftWear and treatment beds from Lemi.

Fitness equipment is supplied by Peloton and Origin fitness.

Wellness developments at Kimpton Blythswood Square

Late last year, Kimpton Blythswood Square opened Thaw, a new Winter Spa Garden featuring an open-air hydrotherapy hot tub, luxury saunas and a steam room.

In the spring, the hotel  also launched a new wellness concierge and ‘Shroom service’, swapping traditional minibar offerings to give guests access to adaptogen-packed functional mushrooms.

Bookings are now being taken ahead of the spa’s opening to the public on July 10.

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