Amaris to invest £25m in Scottish hotels
Amaris Hospitality, owners of The Carlton in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s City Hotel is to spend £25 million rebranding the hotels to Hilton Worldwide brands. The Carlton in Edinburgh will benefit from a £15m facelift while £10m will be spent on the Glasgow City Hotel and it will re-emerge as a DoubleTree by Hilton.
Amaris Hospitality was created when American private equity group Lone Star merged its operations which included 29 Jurys Inn, 21 hotels from Moorfield operating under Accor’s Mercure and MGallery brands, and 17 Hotel Collection properties as well as three hotels purchased under Hilton Worldwide brands and lastly but not least 19 provincial hotels operating under the Thistle brand.
John Brennan, chief executive of Amaris Hospitality, said, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to undertake such an exciting programme to restore these two iconic Scottish hotels to their former glory”.