The total project cost is £5m, funded by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises.
The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust is behind one of the UK’s most successful tourist attractions, The Royal Yacht Britannia, a major five-star visitor attraction currently berthed at Leith in Edinburgh.
Recently voted Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for the 12th consecutive year (VisitScotland) – as well as a Top 5 UK Visitor Attraction in 2017 and 2018 (TripAdvisor) – the ship was launched from the John Brown & Co shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April 1953, and for over 44 years served the Royal Family. All surplus funds generated by the Trust go into her preservation for future generations.
To cater for strong demand for high-calibre, quality entertainment space, the Trust is converting Fingal into a five-star hotel offering corporate hospitality and events such as weddings. Currently The Royal Yacht Britannia cannot host daytime events as it is required to be open to the public under the constitution of the Trust.
Currently The Royal Yacht Britannia cannot host daytime events as it is required to be open to the public under the constitution of the Trust.
“Developing our own hotel has been a long-held ambition, providing organic growth and, whilst generating an income stream that is not reliant on visitors to Britannia, having our own accommodation on Fingal is also expected to help increase the number of evening events we hold on The Royal Yacht,” says Bob Downie, Chief Executive, The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.
“We are delighted to be working with Santander Corporate & Commercial who have been very supportive since day one.”
Fingal’s luxury cabins are named after Stevenson lighthouses, inspired by the rich maritime heritage and Scottish craftmanship. A spectacular double height ballroom can host up to 80 guests.