Hotel management company Focus Hotels Management Ltd has announced the development of two new hotels at a historic site in Dundee.
The expansion from Focus, in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group and developers Percor Capital, will see the Bell Mill and North Mill transformed into two modern hotels.
Hotel Indigo Dundee, comprising 102 guest rooms and the 85 guest room Staybridge Suites Dundee will open in 2018.
Boutique property Hotel Indigo will provide a mixture of standard and executive rooms and suites, with large beds, elegant colours, bathrooms with underfloor heating, smart TVs and fully air-conditioned rooms, and is targeting both guests staying for business and leisure.
Staybridge Suites will offer a range of serviced studios and one-bedroom apartments with full kitchen facilities, including a fridge, oven, dishwasher and all necessary utensils. Like the Indigo, the fully air-conditioned rooms will be furnished to suit both business and leisure guests.
Peter Cashman, chief executive officer of Focus Hotels Management Ltd, said: “This exciting refurbishment project will bring much-needed investment into the east end of Dundee’s city centre, and we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the UK and Europe in 2018.
“Both hotels are in an excellent location and the high-quality design, facilities and standards set to be achieved will ensure that our guests have a memorable and comfortable stay.
“With other ongoing projects in the pipeline, we are looking forward to the prospect of growing the Focus Hotels Management portfolio in Scotland.”
The hotels will form part of the Dundee Waterfront regeneration initiative which is driving forward the city’s economic revival. Its flagship is the new V&A Museum of Design Dundee, the first design museum to be built in the UK outside London. Opening in 2018, the museum will showcase Scotland’s rich design heritage as well as bringing V&A exhibitions to Scotland.
The architectural legacy of the area is being faithfully restored throughout the restoration project, with the developers working in close partnership with Historic Scotland.