History and luxury come together at this smart conversion of the former headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club of Scotland, which occupies a classical building on peaceful Blythswood Square. The entrance is impressive, with marble floors and huge chandeliers; the red velvet alcoves and fringed lamp shades are witty references to the square's slightly risqué past. Room design is elegantly contemporary; the Spanish marble bathrooms make a dramatic contrast to the calming
grays, whites, and deep reds of the Harris tweed furnishings. A basement spa offers serious pampering with its steam rooms, pools, sauna, and mud chamber. The restaurant is modern and spacious, and serves a traditional high tea from noon to 5.