Hyatt sails into Edinburgh

– First Hyatt Regency Hotel in Scotland –

It was confirmed yesterday that Hyatt Hotels Corporation has won the bid to operate the new spa & conference hotel at Edinburgh Marina. This is the international hotelier’s first hotel in Scotland, and will offer guests and visitors to the new development state-of-the-art hospitality and exceptional amenities.

The Hyatt Regency hotel at Edinburgh Marina will comprise 187 spacious rooms/suites all with en suite bathrooms including a two-bedroom Presidential suite, together with 98 one-, two- and three-bedroom Hyatt Regency Residences serviced apartments. These apartments will be designed and fitted to the same specification as the hotel room enabling guests to enjoy the service and amenities of a hotel, whilst enjoying all the benefits of a self-contained apartment. This will be reflected in the hotel’s restaurant and bar facilities which will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner morning, noon and evening, allowing all guests the freedom to live their life with total flexibility.

All guests will have access to unparalleled facilities, including a health spa and fitness centre, a 10,000 sq.ft conference & banqueting centre, restaurants and bars. The 20,000 sq.ft wellness facility will feature a unique blend of fitness and spa, providing boutique fitness classes and restorative spa therapies for a total mind and body experience.

The hotel will overlook the new 340 berth Edinburgh Marina which will uniquely, for this coastline, provide 24/7 access at all states of tides.

Commenting on the announcement, Guido Fredrich, Hyatt’s Regional Vice President Development, Europe, said: “I am thrilled that we will be opening our first hotel in Edinburgh, as part of the exciting new Edinburgh Marina development. The Edinburgh Marina is the perfect springboard for us to launch our brand in Scotland, opening a new era for the company and creating a great new tourism opportunity for Edinburgh.”

Hugh Taylor OBE of Michels & Taylor, the UK’s leading hotel management company who advised the developer added: “This is great news for Edinburgh and a huge boost to its tourism industry.  Hyatt is a highly regarded international hotelier and is a perfect fit for this luxury waterfront development.”

Kevin Fawcett for the developer said: “Having received widespread interest from some of the world’s leading hoteliers, we are delighted to have secured Hyatt to operate the hotel at Edinburgh Marina. Hyatt Regency’s commitment to world-class hospitality was at the forefront of our decision, with the hotel providing something totally unique for Edinburgh.”

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