Luxury Glasgow hotel kicks off Pride celebrations with limited-edition cocktail and afternoon tea
Glasgow’s luxury boutique hotel, Kimpton Blythswood Square has kicked off its Pride celebrations by changing its Saltire flag to the colourful LGBT flag. This marks the start of a programme of Pride specials at the hotel throughout July to show support for Scotland’s LGBT+ community.
Along with the flag facelift, the hotel is spreading the love with a charity cocktail and colourful afternoon tea during Pride month.
The team behind the hotels’ new restaurant, Bo & Birdy, have launched the limited edition Pink Pound cocktail. From now until Friday July 26, £1 from every Pink Pound sold, will be donated to Stonewall Scotland, a charity which supports lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in Scotland and abroad.
In the Salon Bar, the hotel’s famous afternoon tea has been given a little glow-up to celebrate Pride. Overlooking the stunning Blythswood gardens, guest can expect classic Blythswood sandwiches and fresh scones, followed by bubblegum and candy floss cones, vanilla rainbow sponge and white chocolate and strawberry unicorn macarons.
Finally, the team will be encouraging guests to fill out the hotel’s ‘love letters’ which can be found in Bo & Birdy restaurant, the Salon Bar and guest bedrooms. The letters can be written to a person or place and can even be artistic in their nature if words simply aren’t enough. Culminating in the hotel’s crescendo of Pride activity, The Kimpton Blythswood will display the love letters in the hotel reception from Saturday 17th August.
In addition to launching the Pride afternoon tea and limited-edition cocktail, the team at Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel will be marching in the Mardi Gla parade on Saturday 20th July, which starts at at Kelvingrove Park, passing through Blythswood Street then finishing at George Square.
The Pride Afternoon Tea is available between Tuesday July 16 and Friday July 26 and is priced at £35 per person.