Following the launch of Courtyard by Marriott’s new European design concept at Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel last year, Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to open a second 240-room Courtyard branded hotel in Scotland in early 2016. The hotel will occupy a listed building on Baxter’s Place which consists of three adjoining Georgian townhouses, one of which was home to Robert Stevenson, a famous Scottish civil engineer and the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of “Treasure Island”.
The building and its impressive façade will be restored and behind this will sit a new building to accommodate the rest of the hotel. There will also be an all-day Bistro Restaurant, fitness centre and a 49 square foot multi-functional meeting room. It is being developed in association with property developer and investment company The Chris Stewart Group (CSG).