The Mercure Edinburgh City, Princes Street Hotel has announced it will be converting all of its meeting spaces into bedrooms, bringing its total offering to 169 bedrooms. Work on the renovation will be completed by June this year, as the property celebrates its 150th anniversary.
The hotel, which has been operating in its current location since 1864 will have an additional eleven bedrooms as a result of this project, four of which will enhance the hotel’s privilege room offering. Guests will be able to enjoy private balconies with their own personal view of the majestic Edinburgh Castle. Privilege room guests also benefit from free higher speed WiFi, a Nespresso coffee machine, robes and slippers and stylish furnishings and design.
James Fraser, the hotel’s General Manager commented: “We are incredibly excited about this project and the timing could not be more ideal, with a host of impressive events taking place over the next few months showcasing the city, such as the Edinburgh International Festival. The new bedrooms will be open in time to welcome spectators attending the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. This project will help elevate our quality offering to guests, as well as helping us to meet the demand for rooms in the city.”
Shane Harris, CEO Jupiter Hotels, added: “Edinburgh is a thriving city and a world‐renowned destination for business and leisure guests. Our continued investment in this hotel reflects our commitment to the city. It is an exciting place to be and we are thrilled to be part of such a historic, cosmopolitan and cultural city.”
The Mercure Edinburgh City, Princes Street Hotel boasts an enviable location in the city centre, with the Edinburgh Airport shuttle bus and Edinburgh Waverley railway station only a few minutes walk form the hotel. Popular tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, George Street boutiques, National Galleries, National Museum of Scotland, Scott Monument and the Royal Mile are all within easy walking distance.
The hotel is the perfect base for the Edinburgh Festival and is at the heart of the Hogmanay celebrations.