Hyatt to Open First Hotel in Scotland

Hyatt to Open First Hotel in Scotland

Date: November 2018

Location: Edinburgh Marina, Scotland – 2.5 miles NW of Edinburgh city centre, the Edinburgh Marina development is located 12 miles from the bridges over the Firth of Forth and 8 miles  from Edinburgh International Airport.

Name: Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina – opening 2021

No. of Keys: 187 room and 87 apartments

Owner/Developer: Edinburgh Marina Holdings, operated by Camper & Nicholson Marinas – A Marina development with 440 residential apartments, 340 berth marina, 100 retirement homes and now a Hyatt Regency, across 19 acres. Edinburgh Marina Director is Kevin Fawcett.

Buyer: Hyatt announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for the first Hyatt-branded property in Scotland and the third Hyatt Regency hotel in the United Kingdom.

“I am thrilled that Hyatt is announcing plans for the first Hyatt hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the exciting new Edinburgh Marina development,” said Guido Fredrich, regional vice president development Europe.

In addition to guestrooms and apartments, Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina will include a 10,000 square foot (3,048 square meters) conference and banquet centre, as well as a restaurant and bar.

The new hotel will also feature a tranquil spa offering boutique fitness classes and restorative therapies.

“This is great news for the city of Edinburgh and a huge boost to its tourism industry,” said Hugh Taylor OBE of Michels & Taylor, who advised the developer.

“Hyatt is a highly regarded international hotelier and is a perfect fit for this upscale waterfront development.”

Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina will add to the growing Hyatt portfolio in the UK, which includes Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, and Hyatt Place West London/Hayes. In addition, there are two previously announced Hyatt-branded hotels currently under development: The Great Scotland Yard Hotel and Hyatt Place London City/East.

 

THPT Comment: A very ambitious project, not just at the Marina site, but across the wider 346-acre Edinburgh Waterfront site, which is one of Europe’s largest redevelopment sites that stretches for two miles along the Firth of Forth and will provide up to 7,500 new homes.

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