Native Glasgow set for revamp with maritime-inspired design


Native Glasgow, part of aparthotel group Native Places, has announced an extensive remodelling project following a £1 million investment.

First opened in 2018, the aparthotel finds home in the headquarters of the Anchor Line Shipping Company, which dates back to 1855. As such, the redesign promises to pay homage to the building’s rich maritime past and the aesthetics of 1920s ocean liners, while also embracing the contemporary vibrancy of Glasgow.  

Drawing inspiration from the Art Deco era, the colour palette, materials and furnishings have been selected to achieve a blend of classic and contemporary styles. The in-house design team at DRG, led by Jelena Kerr and Carol Ann Lever, have incorporated finishes such as walnut, marble and antique brass, complemented by soft textures like velvet and boucle fabrics. Bespoke furniture is placed alongside more contemporary Mid-Century pieces, including custom pendant light fittings.  

Native Glasgow Apartment

The colour palette is a layered neutral base, enriched with accents of earthy greens and warm rusts. The juxtaposition of botanical and geometric prints, including fabrics from Glaswegian textile designers Timorous Beasties, adds personality and pays homage to the city’s unique character. The finishing touch to the redesign is a curated artwork collection that captures the essence of Glasgow’s heritage, including its architecture.

“Embarking on this remodelling journey has been a true labour of love for the team at Native Places,” says Olivia Immesi, CEO of Native Places. “Our aim was to create an experience that not only transports guests through time but also connects them with the heart and soul of Glasgow. The blend of classic elegance and contemporary flair reflects our commitment to offering a unique and memorable stay. We’re excited to welcome guests to the newly refurbished Native Glasgow, and for them to immerse themselves in the rich history and vibrant present of this marvellous city.” 

Redesign of the property’s premium studios is now complete, with full completion of the remodelling project set to finish in spring 2024, including the top floor penthouses and a mix of one-bedroom apartments.

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