Check in The grand Blythswood Square (11 Blythswood Square, +44 (0)141 248 8888, townhousecompany.com/blythswoodsquare) has 100 rooms in a lovely property overlooking the aforementioned square. Five-star service and an excellent spa add to the jet-set appeal. Doubles from £120. CitizenM (60 Renfrew Street, +44 (0)20 3519 1111, citizenm.com) is a cheap-chic concept from the Netherlands that recently launched in Glasgow. Think high-spec modern Italian design and useful touches such as free WiFi and meeting areas. Doubles from £49.
Dig in There's something for everyone at the opulent Corinthian Club (191 Ingram Street, +44 (0)141 552 1101, thecorinthianclub.co.uk), which houses a number of eating and drinking spaces inside the former Union Bank. Try Tellers Bar & Brasserie, where you can eat gastropub grub under glittering chandeliers. Café Gandolfi (64 Albion Street, +44 (0)141 552 6813, cafegandolfi.com) is a friendly stalwart of the bustling Merchant City. Open all day, it's most popular for hearty Hebridean Sunday lunches.
On the radar The Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel (100 Pointhouse Place, +44 (0)141 287 2720, glasgowlife.org.uk) has helped rejuvenate a once-derelict area alongside the Clyde. Architecture buffs come for the structure; culture buffs enjoy the hands-on exhibitions.
Below the radar Not much of a well-kept secret any longer, Stravaigin (28 Gibson Street, +44 (0)141 334 2665, stravaigin.co.uk) has a menu of haggis, fish and burgers, which has earned it a loyal local following. But now that it's recognised by Michelin, this laid-back, cosy place will be discovered by visitors from further afield.
British Airways flies daily to Glasgow from London Heathrow, Gatwick and City.