Article Tag: Edinburgh

Trade bodies express doubt over City of Edinburgh Council’s boast that half of accommodation providers in Edinburgh support its proposed Tourism Tax

Trade bodies express doubt over City of Edinburgh Council’s boast that half of accommodation providers in Edinburgh support its proposed Tourism Tax

Thu 10th January 2019

Both the Scottish Tourism Alliance and UKHospitality have called in to question City of Edinburgh Council’s statement that its proposed £2 tourist tax (TVL) has won “overwhelming support” from accommodation providers. With the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) saying its figures were […]



Gleneagles outpost for Edinburgh 

Gleneagles outpost for Edinburgh 

Thu 15th November 2018

Press reports that Ennismore is planning a new Gleneagles Hotel in Edinburgh are short of the mark, instead, Communications Director John Diviney told Hotel Scotland, ‘We’re not opening a new hotel in Edinburgh – more an outpost with a mix of restaurants, bars, lounges, retail and a handful of bedrooms.”



DRAG ACT GIVES GLAM APPROVAL TO MUSICAL HOTEL OFFERING

DRAG ACT GIVES GLAM APPROVAL TO MUSICAL HOTEL OFFERING

Thu 1st November 2018

Apex Waterloo Place received an extra touch of sparkle recently as Kinky Boots super fan – drag act, Voss – hit the bar to be first in line to try the hotel’s new musical inspired cocktail.



TOURISM TAX DEBATE HEATS UP

TOURISM TAX DEBATE HEATS UP

Wed 17th October 2018

The hospitality industry is coming out with all guns blazing following City of Edinburgh Council’s blatant disregard of its concerns over the introduction of a tourist tax or Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) which would apply to all visitors using commercial accommodation, including those on business travel. 



Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tue 14th August 2018

The decade-old tourist tax debate has one thing in common with athlete’s foot – it doesn’t seem to want to go away, despite being about as welcome as an itchy rash to many in our industry. Jason Caddy reports. It’s also got […]



Scotland’s Top GMs: Focus on RICHARD MAYNE – G&V, EDINBURGH

Scotland’s Top GMs: Focus on RICHARD MAYNE – G&V, EDINBURGH

Fri 26th January 2018

Scotland’s Top GMs: Focus on RICHARD MAYNE – G&V, EDINBURGH



Scotland’s Top GMs – Focus on Alan McGuiggan – Prestonfield

Scotland’s Top GMs – Focus on Alan McGuiggan – Prestonfield

Wed 24th January 2018

Scotland’s Top GMs – focus on Alan McGuiggan, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh



Scotland’s Top GMs – Focus on Richard Small, Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran

Scotland’s Top GMs – Focus on Richard Small, Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran

Tue 23rd January 2018

We asked some of Scotland’s Top GM’s to give Hotel Scotland some background on themselves and their views on the industry. This focus is on Richard Small – GM of Auchrannie Resort, which has just become Employee-owned. RICHARD SMALL GENERAL MANAGER […]



Queensferry Hotels invests in Scotland

Queensferry Hotels invests in Scotland

Tue 16th January 2018

Queensferry Hotels invest in Scotland



Billy Lowe launches Black Ivy

Billy Lowe launches Black Ivy

Tue 28th November 2017

Billy Lowe, one of Edinburgh’s most successful licensed trade entrepreneurs has opened Black Ivy, a new 22-bedroomed boutique hotel with two bars and a restaurant in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. The multi-million pound investment of the former Links Hotel is the latest venture for Lowe, […]



Principal Edinburgh Launches

Principal Edinburgh Launches

Fri 13th October 2017

Last month saw The Principal Edinburgh open its doors after a £25m refurbishment. Situated in Charlotte Square, the hotel, formerly The Roxburghe Hotel, has undergone a phased renovation with the new look being created by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, alongside Principal’s in-house […]



Eden Locke opens Hyde and Sons

Eden Locke opens Hyde and Sons

Fri 1st September 2017

Edinburgh aparthotel Eden Locke, which opened earlier this summer on George Street, now has its very own bar and coffee lounge called Hyde & Son. Although serving a range of spirits and wine, it’s the coffee-side of the business that the owners […]



Edinburgh Hotspot for Investment

Edinburgh Hotspot for Investment

Thu 31st August 2017

The Scottish hotel sector has had almost the same amount of investment in the first half of 2017 as it did in the whole of 2016, according to global property experts Savills. The 2016 figure of £119.7m is certain to be […]



Snapshot: Andreas Maszczyk

Snapshot: Andreas Maszczyk

Sun 14th May 2017

Andreas Maszczyk: General Manager: Principle Edinburgh How long have you been in your current role? I have been the general manager of Principal Edinburgh for two years and have over 17 years’ experience in the hotel industry. Since my appointment at […]



Hotel Indigo Edinburgh celebrates the BIG 5

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh celebrates the BIG 5

Mon 8th May 2017

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh on York Place kicked off its 5th birthday celebrations by welcoming guests and the local community to join them to celebrate. The hotel organised a photo party, tea and cake to raise money for partner charity, the Teapot […]