DoubleTree by Hilton Arrives in Edinburgh
Monday March 24th, 2014 - 9:35AM BPDK
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with Redefine|BDL Hotels, has unveiled its newest DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Scotland and the brand's first in the country's capital with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre.
Located on Bread Street, the former St Cuthbert's Co-operative building, which dates back to 1892 and went on to become The Point Hotel, has been transformed, following a £4.2 million renovation managed by Scottish-based hotel management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels. The new hotel joins 21 DoubleTree by Hilton properties currently trading in the UK and will be operated by Redefine|BDL Hotels.
The 138-guestroom property is located in Edinburgh's historic old town, within easy walking distance of the famous tourist attractions and shops of the Royal Mile and Princes Street. The newly renovated hotel features a domed roof, brasserie style restaurant and top floor penthouse, offering views of Edinburgh Castle.
Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre joins a Scottish portfolio of 14, which, during a year that will see the country play host to world-class events including The Ryder Cup and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is immensely exciting.”
The hotel's stylish guestrooms feature the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience, sumptuous furnishings and WiFi, with the "deluxe" rooms and suites offering views of the castle. Dining options include the intimate Monboddo bar, and the Bread Street Brasserie, the hotel's restaurant, which serves a range of dishes.
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