Hyatt Hotels is set to make its first move into Scotland after winning the bid to operate the new spa and conference hotel perched beside the 340-berth Edinburgh Marina, opening in 2020.
The Hyatt Regency will comprise 187 spacious rooms/suites, all with en suite bathrooms, including a two bedroom Presidential suite, together with 98 one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments.
These apartments will be designed and fitted to the same specification as the hotel rooms enabling guests to enjoy the service and amenities of a hotel.
All guests will have access to facilities that will include a health spa and fitness centre, a 10,000 sq.ft conference and banqueting centre, restaurants and bars.
The 20,000 sq.ft wellness facility will provide boutique fitness classes and restorative spa therapies for a total mind and body experience.
The unique new leisure and residential destination, located 12 miles from the bridges over the Firth of Forth and eight miles from Edinburgh International Airport, will bring new life and vibrancy to a key area of the city’s coastline.
Guido Fredrich, Hyatt’s regional vice president development for Europe, said:
“The Edinburgh Marina is the perfect springboard for us to launch our brand in Scotland, opening a new era for the company and creating a great new tourism opportunity for Edinburgh.”
Hugh Taylor of Michels & Taylor, the hotel management company that advised the developer, added: “This is great news for Edinburgh and a huge boost to its tourism industry. Hyatt is a highly regarded international hotelier and is a perfect fit for this luxury waterfront development.”
Developer spokesman Kevin Fawcett added: “Having received widespread interest from some of the world’s leading hoteliers, we are delighted to have secured Hyatt to operate the hotel at Edinburgh Marina.
“Hyatt Regency’s commitment to world-class hospitality was at the forefront of our decision, with the hotel providing something totally unique for Edinburgh.”