Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with Redefine|BDL Hotels, has unveiled it newest DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Edinburgh – the brand’s first in the country’s dynamic capital.
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 shopping hotspots of the Royal Mile and Princes Street. With its magnificent domed roof, brasserie style restaurant and exclusive, top floor penthouse, offering views of Edinburgh Castle, the newly renovated hotel is set to become one of the city’s most sought after destination venues.
“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,” says Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide. “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 spectacular views of the iconic castle and beyond. Dining options include the intimate Monboddo bar, and the Bread Street Brasserie, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant which serves a range of dishes with an emphasis on freshness and flavour. In addition, on the first Thursday of every month, the hotel transforms its Penthouse venue into a Skybar, Edinburgh’s best kept secret, where guests and locals can marvel at the panoramic views of the city, cocktail in hand. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness centre with cardio equipment and free weights.
The hotel is home to a conference venue for up to 120 guests, three additional meeting rooms and the exclusive penthouse which features an outdoor decking area with panoramic views of the historic city skyline, the Castle and the River Forth, which makes it ideal for weddings. There is also a 24-hour business centre.