Accor to open two new Scottish hotels

Accor, the world’s largest hotel group, is planning two new hotels in Scotland – one in Edinburgh and the other in Glasgow. Both are planned for next year and will bring the group’s number of properties here to 20.
In Glasgow Accor has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading Limited to open an ibis Styles on Miller Street in the current Telfer House, which is undergoing extensive refurbishment. This is the city’s first ibis Styles, which will be managed and operated by the Glasgow based hotel management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels. The 101 room, eight storey hotel, will create 25 jobs ahead of the scheduled opening in autumn 2015.
In Edinburgh, Accor has signed a deal to open a brand new Mercure hotel at 38 Gardner’s Crescent in central Edinburgh. The 110 room, midscale hotel will be opened with a franchise partner; Edinburgh City Hotels Limited, in Spring 2015.

Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, Accor UK & Ireland said, “These new hotels will help us to expand the Accor brands in Scotland, where our business is already enjoying great success. We’re especially pleased to be working with franchise partners for these economy and midscale hotels, as these are segments where we see a lot of growth potential. Scotland is an important region for us, with its enviable tourism industry and flourishing business ecosystem, so we continue to seek new opportunities to grow and participate in the local economy.”
In addition to the existing ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile hotel, Accor has recently opened three ibis family hotels in the city creating an additional 100 jobs. Ibis South Bridge in Edinburgh city centre with 259 rooms, ibis Styles, St Andrew Square, with 103 bedrooms; and ibis Budget, Edinburgh Park, with 161 bedrooms; will cater for both business and leisure guests. Furthermore, an Adagio Aparthotel is due to open in 2017. It is a 146-apartment property and will form an integral part of the new £6.5 million public square at the heart of the New Waverly development. Finally Aberdeen’s Mercure Ardoe House and Spa will relaunch as an upscale boutique hotel in summer 2015 under the MGallery Collection, which focuses on unique properties with highly distinctive character.

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