Blythswood spirit: Blythswood Square hotel promo, GQ, 2012

Blythswood spirit: Blythswood Square hotel promo, GQ, 2012

With its 10,000 sq ft spa, the five-star Blythswood Square hotel has transformed Glasgow into a saintly centre of relaxation and wellbeing

GQ promo, 2012

If anybody in Glasgow’s history deserves a spa treatment, city founder St Mungo (c.545-613) would top local lists. In between establishing a church in the “beloved green place of Glasgu”, Mungo had a knack of bringing small birds back to life, made frozen hazel branches miraculously spark into flames and saved the life of an adulterous queen whose tactless appreciation of a knight almost resulted in her execution. A man of such skills needs a lumbar rub.

If Mungo had been alive 1,400 years later he may have gained preferential rates at The Spa, a 10,000 sq ft space in the new five-star Blythswood Square hotel in central Glasgow. With nine luxury treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms, a lounge area, café and assorted wellness zones, this is rejuvenation on a grand scale. Most alluring is The Spa’s bespoke treatments for men. A full-body massage or energy body scrub will ease weary muscles after a long journey.

Saintly behaviour should be rewarded. Until 31 March 2013 you can enjoy a special discount at Glasgow’s first luxury spa by quoting “GQ” when booking. With prices from £270, you’ll get a Classic room, Scottish breakfast, an Ila Couples Chakra Wellbeing treatment and unlimited use of The Spa’s thermal experience.

Blythswood Square, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow. Prices based on two people sharing a Classic room. Subject to availability. A 25 per cent non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. 0141-248 8888.