Matt Laird has been appointed Director of the Spa at Blythswood Square, the luxury five star boutique hotel currently being developed by the Town House Collection in Glasgow.Matt has considerable experience of the luxury spa market. He joins from ESPA International where he worked on spas at a variety of resorts including The Gleneagles Hotel and The Westin Turnberry in Scotland and the Intercontinental at Mar Menor in Spain.
Blythswood Square is the first of the Town House Collection properties to incorporate a spa and Matt will be response for all aspects from development, design and build liaison to staff recruitment and the selection of the products and treatments, which will be available.
He said: ‘Opening any new spa in a city like Glasgow is tremendously exciting and challenging. We believe that the Spa at Blythswood Square will be very much a city spa with a real cutting-edge feel to it, blending the best indulgent beauty therapies with fabulous facilities. We will be sophisticatedly Scottish with a touch of the contemporary elegance that Glasgow has become famous for.’
Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of The Town House Collection added: ‘Matt’s wide-ranging experience gained from working with so many top spas around the world is unique and will help us become quickly established as Scotland’s top city spa.
‘Everything about Blythswood Square will offer luxury and make both the hotel and the spa a real destination within Glasgow.’
Blythswood Square will open late September 2009.