New Courtyard Edinburgh hotel to create 100 jobs

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The new Courtyard Edinburgh from Marriott International will create 100 jobs when the four-star, city centre hotel opens on Baxter’s Place in December.

General Manager Douglas Winfield has appointed HR Manager Libby Robertson and Operations Manager Michael Nawrot (pictured below) to lead the recruitment drive.

He said, “We’re in the process of creating something very special with Courtyard Edinburgh and our staff will reflect that. We value individuality and style and are looking to attract recruits to a wide range of opportunities across the business.

“With an excellent senior team in place, we now need dedicated staff who will all play a key role in getting the hotel up and running.”


He added, “Bringing their industry insight and experience, Michael and Libby have a clear idea of the positions we have to fill and what attributes successful candidates will need to demonstrate.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time and it’s not often that in any line of work that staff get an opportunity to get in at the start, helping establish the ambience, quality and high standards of customer care we’ll be creating.”

The 240-room hotel will be housed in three adjoining Georgian townhouses, one of which was home to Robert Stevenson – the famous Scottish lighthouse engineer and the grandfather of ‘Treasure Island’ author Robert Louis Stevenson.

It will include a café, bar and restaurant, as well as workspaces within the hotel’s open-plan entrance.

The new Edinburgh venture will be the third Courtyard hotel in Scotland from Marriott International, following openings in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

The hotel is owned and being developed by Edinburgh-based real estate company Chris Stewart Group and will be managed and operated by Redefine|BDL Hotels.