APEX HOTEL

WHERE IS IT? On the south bank of the River Clyde, directly across from the SEC and neighbouring BBC Scotland.

Formerly known as the Marks Hotel, this modern oddity is hiding in plain sight on Bath Street. The jaunty angles of the hotel’s windows give the odd impression of an upside-down escalator, while the large, obtruding metal roof conjures to mind the “cow’s lick” hairstyle of the 1990s.



It was originally the headquarters of Glasgow brewers Tennent Caledonian before being bought by Irish hotel chain Bewleys in 1999. The company hired architectural firm GM+AD, who also designed Bewleys Nottingham and Manchester branches, to renovate the building. The unique, modern façade jars with the old Georgian buildings that it towers over.



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