Hyatt to make Scottish debut

by | 13 Jun 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Hyatt.

Hyatt Hotels has announced milestone development plans for Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket, its first site in Scotland.

Located in the heart of the city, the full-service lifestyle property will be the second Hyatt Centric hotel in the United Kingdom.

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) for the Edinburgh Haymarket site. Slated to open in mid-2025, the 349-room property is located less than 1,000 feet (300 m) from the EICC, near some of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and the Old Town.

Sustainable and upscale

The hotel is being designed as a sustainable and upscale property by Foster + Partners, a world-famous architectural firm founded by Norman Foster, renowned for its holistic approach to sustainability and responsible design. Interiors are being designed by international architecture and design firm Ica, one of the world’s leading, expert-led hotel interior design consultancies, headquartered in Glasgow.

The full-service lifestyle hotel will offer a gym, and four meeting rooms, as well as creative dining experiences to appeal to guests and locals alike. Guests can try out six different rotating street food brands through a fresh dining concept, changing regularly to reflect the spirit of Edinburgh’s thriving local culinary scene.

Growing UK portfolio

Hyatt’s vice president development for Europe and North Africa, Felicity Black-Roberts, said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Hyatt Centric Haymarket Edinburgh, which will mark the Hyatt Centric brand’s entry into one of the world’s most celebrated capital cities.

“This new-build development demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to growing its portfolio of lifestyle brands across the UK, in locations that matter most to our guests, members, customers, and owners.”

EICC chief executive Marshall Dallas added: “The Haymarket Edinburgh development is central to the EICC’s future as Scotland’s leading conference venue, and aligns with our mission to create an environment to inspire ideas that change the world.

“Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will be a cornerstone to attracting local and international travellers and notable luminaries to our venue each year. We are thrilled to work with Hyatt on what will be the first Hyatt hotel in Scotland, and look forward to the meaningful opportunities this property will bring to the city of Edinburgh.”

Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will join 16 Hyatt-branded properties across the UK, and will mark the second Hyatt Centric hotel in the country, joining Hyatt Centric Cambridge.

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