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Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation, restaurant/bar, spa, meeting rooms and private screening room.

COVID-19 Information

  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Opening Times

  • The hotel is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Queen Street.
  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Q-Park Sauchiehall Street.
    • The car park is located off Bath Street.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 2400cm (7ft 3in x 78ft 9in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located at the front of the building.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can use the bays at the front of the hotel without restriction.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel on Blythswood Square.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 198cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 198cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a call button to the bottom right of the steps for assistance.

Outside Access (Side Entrance - Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building on West George Street.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell push button to the right of the main entrance steps for assistance and to get entry to the side entrance.

Outside Access (Spa Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left side of the building on West Regent Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 122cm (4ft).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Spa.
  • Comments View
    • The main staircase is seen in photographs 1 to 4 and start at the ground floor level.
    • Other staircase at each of the building serve all floor levels.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • The lift is located round to the left of the side entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 170cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Lift (Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located round to the left from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 5.
    • There are 113 rooms in total.
    • There are 14 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 94 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 5 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 5 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The room number or room name viewed was 400.
    • The width of the door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The height of the bed is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • An adjoining room is available.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 335cm x 260cm (10ft 12in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • The toilet seat is 52cm (1ft 8in) above floor level.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is fixed.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • There is no shower seat.
    • There are not handrails available for the shower.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels in the room are adjustable.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite View
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rails and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • Lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The available auxiliary aid(s) is(are) vibrating pillow(s) and Teletext/subtitles.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are In rooms.
    • The hotel does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 1.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 4.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Comments View
    • The signage on or near the room door is written.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is local gourmet dining.

Level Change (Restaurant)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Restaurant)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the restaurant entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 45m (49yd) from lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Standard Changing Room (Spa)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 55m (60yd) from the spa entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 50m (55yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (6ft 7in) from the spa.
  • The standard changing rooms are located past reception and down the stairs on the left.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Level Change (Spa Dressing Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There will soon be a platform lift available to access the spa.

Level Change (Spa from Main lift)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you exit the main lift on the basement level.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 104cm (3ft 5in).

Level Change (Spa Reception)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the spa reception area.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right from the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 205cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 9in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical accessible toilets located on each floor.
    • The toilet on the ground floor is left transfer (photographs 5 and 6).
    • There are baby change facilities on the ground floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located round to the left from the lift.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located beside the lift on the right.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilets on each floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.