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Luxury Glasgow hotel brings nature indoors to create leafy ‘forest-bathing’ suite

© NAOMI VANCE PHOTOGRAPHYLa Chambre Verte
La Chambre Verte

A luxury Glasgow hotel is bringing nature indoors with a new ‘forest-bathing’ suite aimed at reducing guests’ stress levels and giving them a better night’s sleep.

Kimpton Blythswood Square has launched La Chambre Verte, which connects visitors with the natural environment to create a unique relaxation experience.

Designed by plant experts Benholm and partner La Rue Verte (LRV), the space features trailing ivies on the walls, monstera leaves, palm fronds and other foliage.

The method, known as biophilic design, dates back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and combines CBD rituals, meditation and sound therapy from award-winning DJ Brian D’Souza.

The launch coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, which has a theme of nature as, throughout the lockdowns of the past year, green space was shown to be vital for maintaining physical and mental health.

Finlay Anderson, Spa Director at Kimpton Blythswood Square, said: “When we opened following the first lockdown in 2020 we noticed a real desire from our guests to return for rest, relaxation and selfcare from the perspective of mental health to our award-winning Spa.

“Following this, we are delighted to present an alternative therapeutic experience surpassing the usual parameters of an overnight stay which offers guests the opportunity to reconnect with themselves, as well as others post-lockdown.

“Alongside LRV, we will collect data on the guest experience through a set of questionnaires, assessing the benefits of Biophilia and the Chambre Verte experience in comparison to a standard hotel room environment and look forward to sharing the results and using this experience to continue our development of alternative therapies across the hotel and spa”.


La Chambre Verte is available for one night for two people from £579. For more info and booking visit www.kimptonblythswoodsquare.com or phone 0141 248 8888