Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with Redefine|BDL Hotels, has unveiled the latest DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Scotland and the brand’s first in the capital with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre.
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 £4.2m renovation. The new hotel joins 21 DoubleTree by Hilton properties currently trading in the UK, and will be operated by Redefine|BDL Hotels.
The 138-room property is located in Edinburgh’s historic old town, within easy walking distance of the famous tourist attractions and shopping hotspots of the Royal Mile and Princes Street. With its domed roof, brasserie style restaurant and top-floor penthouse, the hotel is set to become one of the city’s most sought after accommodation venues.
Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, says: “Edinburgh, voted European Destination of the Year at the World Travel Awards 2012, is the second most popular tourist destination in the UK – after London – and we are delighted to be expanding the Hilton Worldwide portfolio here. 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.”