Head into central Glasgow, less than 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, to view buildings designed by celebrated architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Learn about his life and achievements at the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre in The Lighthouse, one of his best-known designs, on Buchanan Street. If you feel like exploring the city, why not take a walking tour to view his art nouveau facades?
Whatever the weather, enjoy the snow and ice at Snow Factor, 12 minutes' drive from the hotel. Pull on crampons and pick up an ice axe to clamber up the indoor ice-climbing wall. Ski or board down the 170-metre slope, which receives fresh snow every day. If you enjoy chilling, pull on a jacket and order a drink at the ice bar, where even the tables are made of ice.
Stroll along life-sized reconstructions of Glaswegian streets in the iconic Riverside Museum, a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The waterfront landmark, designed by Zaha Hadid, houses an interactive museum focused on the history of transport. View the vast collection, including cars, motorbikes and model ships. Pull yourself aboard a vintage tram to watch a documentary about trams in action.
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You can see world-class rock, pop and classical musicians perform at the riverside SSE Hydro indoor arena, 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Swing by this eye-catching city landmark at night to see the translucent cushions on the building's facade lit up in a multitude of colours. The 12,000-capacity, state-of-the-art venue also hosts international sporting events and live shows.
Enjoy a day out at the intu Braehead shopping and leisure complex, a 12-minute drive from the hotel. Browse stores for clothes, gifts and outdoor equipment before heading to the multiplex cinema to watch a film. If you want to get active you can enjoy an evening of 10-pin bowling or try your hand at curling on the rink. Hungry? Why not have a quick bite at the hotel's restaurant before shopping?