DoubleTree by Hilton opens Edinburgh hotel after £4.2m refurb

18 March 2014 by
DoubleTree by Hilton opens Edinburgh hotel after £4.2m refurb

DoubleTree by Hilton has opened a new hotel in Edinburgh city centre, in a historical building on Bread Street.

One of 21 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the UK, the new 138-bedroom site has undergone a £4.2m renovation, managed by Scottish firm Redefine¦BDL Hotels.

Offering views of Edinburgh Castle, the hotel building dates back to 1892 and used to house the Point Hotel. It has a domed roof, as well as a top floor penthouse, and a restaurant named the Bread Street Brasserie, with its adjacent Monboddo Bar.

On the first Thursday of every month, the top floor is also changed into a rooftop "Skybar", offering cocktails and other evening drinks, and there is also an outdoor decking area available for functions such as weddings.

The hotel's facilities include the brand's signature free warmed-up cookie for each guest upon check-in, in-room WiFi, free Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, a conference centre for 120 guests, three more meeting rooms, a 24-hour gym, and a 24-hour business centre.

Ronald Little, general manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, welcomed the hotel's opening and its renovation. He said: "The building has a rich history in the city and it has been wonderful to see it so carefully transformed into a truly remarkable property. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming guests."

This is the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton property in Scotland, across a portfolio that also includes the Dunblane Hydro (which houses Nick Nairn's The Kailyard restaurant), Aberdeen city centre, and Dundee.

DoubleTree is just one of the brands in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, which also includes the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad. Overall, the group manages over 4,000 hotels worldwide.

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