French-owned hotel giant Accor has signed deals to open two new hotels in Scotland in 2015.
The move will bring the total number of hotels Accor operates in the country to 20.
In Glasgow, Accor has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading Limited to open an ibis Styles on Miller Street in the current Telfer House, which is undergoing a refurbishment. This is the city's first ibis Styles.
Management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels, 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 has signed a deal to open a brand new Mercure hotel at 38 Gardner's Crescent in central Edinburgh. The 110-room, midscale hotel will be opened with a franchise partner; Edinburgh City Hotels Limited, in spring 2015. All bedrooms boast Apple TVs and there will be high-speed internet throughout the hotel.
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."