By Ian McConnell

THE Redhurst Hotel on the south side of Glasgow has opened today after a multi-million pound refurbishment, with its owner highlighting the recruitment of 30 new staff. 

Owner Manorview Hotels, which acquired the Giffnock hotel in 2013, said the number of new staff would total 30 by the time the full events team had been recruited.

A spokeswoman said the new recruits would join an existing team of 15.

Manorview noted many of the existing team had worked at the hotel for more than 30 years, including Redhurst manager Lesley Smith.

The new-look hotel has 17 bedrooms, including two suites, an all-day restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace, a private dining room, function rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 people.

Ms Smith said: “It’s great to be back. Being closed for over a year and managing our refurbishment throughout the pandemic has been a huge challenge and I’m immensely proud of the team for what we have achieved. The hotel has a completely new look but our ethos remains the same."

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Steve Graham, founder of Manorview Hotels, said: “After a year of closures and uncertainty it feels good to be breathing life into our venues again.

HeraldScotland: The refurbished RedhurstThe refurbished Redhurst

“When we first bought the Redhurst back in 2013 we had a vision to completely transform the hotel. And today that vision becomes a reality as we officially unveil our refurbishment. Many of the regulars will not recognise the hotel which has been given a new lease of life with stylish interiors and a more modern F&B (food and beverage) offer that will undoubtedly attract new customers.”

HeraldScotland: Lesley Smith and Steve GrahamLesley Smith and Steve Graham

Manorview Hotels, which formed in 2007 and now comprises eight hotels, two nightclubs, two pubs, a fitness and leisure centre and luxury spa. 

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Mr Graham said: "With a proven track record in transforming hospitality businesses, we are confident that we have created something new and exciting for the south side of Glasgow that further enhances our position as one of Scotland’s leading independent hotel and leisure groups.”

The Redhurst's Bird & Bell restaurant will offer all-day dining from breakfast though to dinner with "signature bistro-inspired dishes and Manorview classics on the menu".