Glasgow Grand Central Hotel

Hotel Photographer | Luxury Hotel Photography


Voco, by IHG

InterContinental Hotels have around 5000 hotels under numerous household brand names;  Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza & Staybridge Suites and most recently; Voco. With Voco hotels in Dubai, Saudi, Australia and now the UK. 

Glasgow Hotel Photographer

Being a brand approved hotel photographer will inevitably involve travel. When a brand like IHG like your style for their hotels, being a London hotel photographer becomes being a UK hotel photographer. So for 36 hours, I'm a Glasgow interior photographer

Photography in 2020

The final photoshoot before the UK Lockdown in March 2020. Hoping on a plane, photographing a busy hotel and a working champagne bar in close quarters with a small team seem very unusual in late 2020.



Champagne Central; Glasgow Grand Central's F&B

The Champagne Bar at Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel is infamous across the city. The bar won the Best Hotel Bar in Glasgow in 2019 and it will take something special to knock it off it's perch. This bar is known for its ultra stylish decor, claiming to evoke the golden age of travel. And it does; the golden brass finishings, the royal blue chairs with rich cream or red seats, and the eye-catching chandelier orb take you back in time to a luxury first class travelling experience. 

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London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography


Photographing a Hotel Bar

The bar needed a hero photograph. A hotel bar photograph that catches the eye, that tells the whole story of luxury and grandeur, while keeping the charm and inviting warmth the bar has to offer. Being a hotel photographer is tricky and this shot was incredibly challenging to complete, needing a variety of techniques and approaches to hit the brief. The client was thrilled and the bar looks incredible.

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London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography


Hotel Photography F&B Continued

The Grand Central Hotel's restaurant continues the first class travel theme, upholding its claim of having 'a sash of style and lashings of charm'. 

The photography for this hotel restaurant needed a three shot approach - one to show the scale of the decor; that it's beautiful from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. A two new compositions of an inviting vignette to show the attention to detail in this gorgeous restaurant. 

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London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography


Photographing Hotel Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The selling point for hotels; the bedrooms. Where people sleep is such a huge determining factor when booking a room, that the photographs of these bedrooms have to be perfect. They may not be the hero shot for the hotel, they may not be the most beautiful photographs of the hotel, but they're worth spending time on so they look inviting in the photographs.

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London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography
London Photographer | Simon Callaghan Photography

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