A Glasgay! production of “The Maids” by Jean Genet in 2010.
citizenM Hotel, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3BW Tel: 0203 519 1111 Website
Sponsoring Glasgay! for the first time this year, citizenM is a hotel driven by one desire: to create affordable luxury for the people. By “the people,” they mean a smart new breed of international traveler, the type who crosses continents the way others cross streets. This includes the weekenders, the suits, fashion baggers and affair havers. The explorers, adventurers and dreamers. Those who travel the world with big hearts and wide eyes. Those who are independent, yet united by a love of the five continents. Those in search of business, shopping or art. In short, everyone who is a mobile citizen of the world. Most likely, that also means you.
The festival recommends only a few select partner hotels each year.
FRASER SUITES | 1-19 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH | Tel 0141 553 4288 | glasgow.frasershospitality.com
Fraser Suites are one of the regular long-standing sponsors of Glasgay!. They can offer discount to visitors to the festival. Stay in the newly refurbished Fraser Suites Glasgow, and stay in style. Located in the heart of the vibrant Merchant City, Fraser Suites Glasgow offers 98 luxury and modern apartments with everything you need for one night or longer. Expect more from your accommodation and enjoy in room features such as iPod docks, free WiFi, fully equipped kitchenettes and space! Lots of space! Experience Gold Standard service and facilities including 24 hour reception, in-house fitness suite, breakfast suite serving Continental breakfast daily, complimentary mid week city centre shuttle bus and daily maid service. Guests also benefit from up to 20% off at local partner restaurants. Everything you need to enjoy the freedom of your own city centre apartment with the comfort of hotel services. Book at glasgow.frasershospitality.com using the promo code GLASGAY13 and receive 10% off their Best Available Rate and free breakfast too! Terms and conditions apply – subject to availability.
The Style Mile refers to the square mile in the very centre of Glasgow which houses the most extraordinary concentration of shops – from unique designer stores to flagship stores for British and international retailers. Download theGlasgow:Scotland with Style app for information on shopping in Glasgow.
Seconds from the bustle of Glasgow’s busy shopping precincts, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, lies the Merchant City; an oasis of stately architecture, laid back shopping, dining and cultural pursuits. To visit their websiteclick here.
GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions and there are loads of things to see and do!
The Centre is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, a Planetarium, Scotland’s biggest-screen IMAX cinema, a Science Show Theatre, a great cafe and an intriguing shop. To visit their website click here.
Visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive footplates, three trams, two subway cars, one train carriage and a bus. To visit their website click here.
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. To visit their website click here.
THE WEST END
The bohemian West End of the city is a haven for those looking for quaint cafés, tea rooms, trendy bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants. Set in the backdrop of the magnificent Kelvingrove Park, the West End is home to Glasgow University, fine Victorian architecture as well as bars, restaurants and antique shops. Click here for more information.