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Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Visits Blythswood Square

Blythswood Square, the five star hotel in the city centre, is to host a visit by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) later this month.  SNBTS will spend the day at the luxury hotel on Monday 19th November offering local residents and staff in local businesses a perfect opportunity to give blood, that is conveniently located right on their doorstep.

The SNBTS hope that by making the opportunity to donate blood will increase the numbers of donors. The drive to take place in Blythswood Square is one of a variety of new techniques to involve more Scots in donating blood and platelets. Currently, only 5% of the Scottish population currently donate the much need blood which can be life-saving. To meet the demand, the SNBTS must collect 5,000 blood donations per week.

Hans Rissmann, Managing Director of Blythswood Square, said: ‘Earlier this year, our sister hotel, The Bonham, in Edinburgh hosted a similar visit.  It proved to be so successful that we were keen to work with the Blood Transfusion Service here in Glasgow on a similar initiative.

‘The busy festive period will soon be upon us when we will welcome several hundred party goers across all areas of the hotel.  It is also, ironically, one of the quietest times for the Blood Transfusion Service when every donation is even more important.   Hosting this visit by SNBTS means that we’re able to widen our support for such an imperative service ahead of the Christmas party season and make it easy for those nearby to donate blood at a key time in the year for the Service.’

Aftermaking their donation, donors will enjoy Blythswood Square’s own delicious shortbread with their tea in The Monte Carlo Suite.

Moira Eadie, Deputy National Donor Services Manager, said: “We are delighted to come along to Blythswood Square and provide this local opportunity for blood donors to come and give blood.  Every minute of every day, someone in Scotland is receiving blood as part of a life-saving or life-enhancing treatment.”

To register as a blood donor or to find out where your nearest donation session is, call 0845 90 90 999, text ‘blood’ to 61611, or visit www.scotblood.co.uk

The blood drive at Blythswood Square takes place on November 19th. For further details or to book an appointment at Blythswood Square, call Michelle Thomson or Jenny Stewart on 0141-248 8888.

Cinderella for the day

We all have moments when we could do with our very own fairy godmother to transform us from rags to riches. Whether you’ve been slaving away or have something special to attend, Blythswood Square’s brand new ‘Cinderella Spa Packages’, in association with Scottish Ballet, will take care of your every whim, perfectly pampering you from tiara to toe and transforming you to the belle of the ball!

For ladies who cannot afford to waste time, Blythswood Square’s Cinderella Deluxe Spa package is the ultimate whirlwind transformation (pumpkin not included). Following a personal skin consultation spa guests will enjoy a tailored Anne Semonin Phyto-Aromatic Facial for effective, visible results; a seaweed foot experience to remedy the effect of any pinching glass slippers; a luxurious hand experience that will buff, polish and like Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella herself have you saying ‘You may kiss my hand’ to your very own Prince in no time, as well as a light lunch and use of all the facilities. You’ll be ready to attend the ball and unlike Cinders, the effects will last way past midnight…

Those in need of a rapid revamp, Blythswood Square’s Speedy Cinderella Spa Package will on hand to dust your delicate digits with a shape and polish as well as offering an indulgent glass of fizz to relax you in your speedy spa session.

For a short spell only, Blythswood Square will also have tickets for the Scottish Ballet’s performance of Cinderella to snap up. With limited availability from 14 – 31 December at Theatre Royal, Glasgow book now before the spell breaks! To make the most of your transformation and time in Glasgow why not combine it with some well-deserved beauty sleep? With 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse, Blythswood Square is one of Scotland’s most environmentally friendly hotels through the incorporation of renewable energy technologies to achieve reduced carbon emissions.

The Spa at the new five star Blythswood Square Hotel has been created to reflect the glamorous sophisticated style of the hotel and the vibrant personality of its home city and houses the UK’s first indigenous Scottish treatments designed in conjunction with luxury organic skincare house, ila. The Spa also features Scotland’s first Seaweed Bath complete with organic seaweed sourced direct from the Hebrides and a decadent Dark Pool where guests can relax in warm waters.

Blythswood Square’s Speedy Cinderella Spa Package is £25, and the Cinderella Deluxe Spa Package is £255. Accommodation at Blythswood starts from £140, and tickets for Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella start from £10 with performances from 14 – 31 December at Theatre Royal Glasgow.

For further information visit www.blythswood square.com or telephone 0141 240 1622.