Daily Business reporter
Accor opens two more hotels in Scotland
Two hotels will be opened in Edinburgh and Glasgow after Accor, the world’s largest hotel group, announced it will be taking its portfolio in Scotland to 20.
In Glasgow it has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading to open an ibis Styles on Miller Street in the current Telfer House, which is undergoing extensive refurbishment. This is the city’s first ibis Styles, which will be managed and operated by the Glasgow based hotel management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels.
It will take on a new team to operate the 101 room, eight storey hotel, creating 25 jobs ahead of the scheduled opening in autumn 2015.
In Edinburgh, Accor will open a Mercure hotel at 38 Gardner’s Crescent. The 110 room, midscale hotel will be opened with a franchise partner; Edinburgh City Hotels, in Spring 2015.
Thomas Dubaere, managing director, Accor UK & Ireland said: “These new hotels will help us to expand the Accor brands in Scotland, where our business is already enjoying great success. We’re especially pleased to be working with franchise partners for these economy and midscale hotels, as these are segments where we see a lot of growth potential. Scotland is an important region for us, with its enviable tourism industry and flourishing business ecosystem, so we continue to seek new opportunities to grow and participate in the local economy.”