Leonardo Hotels transforms former Premier Inn into debut Scottish boutique with over £6m boost

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European hotel group Leonardo Hotels has opened the doors to its debut property in Scotland after investing more than £6m in the transformation of a former Premier Inn in Edinburgh.

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh takes the group’s portfolio to more than 80 hotels in 40 locations and emphasises the group’s focus to ‘create non-standardised hotels that are defined by their own regional character, special local flair and bespoke style identity’.

The Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh comprises 282 bedrooms and is located close to Haymarket railway.

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A full renovation of all the bedrooms, lobby and restaurant at the hotel is still ongoing, with the design of the new hotel created by interior designer Andreas Neudahm.

Daniel Roger, managing director Leonardo Hotels Europe, said: “We are proud of the fact that the Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh, coupled with our hotel in London, represent a successful market launch in the UK, which we will continue to develop in future with other projects.

“Our business model is never to open just one hotel in a new area. Since 2006, we have opened 63 hotels and we are already reviewing our plans for further growth in Scotland.

In its last annual results, published in March 2017, Leonardo Hotels reported sales of 305 million euros, meaning annual revenues rose by 12.5% compared to the prior year.

The other UK hotel is Leonardo Hotel Heathrow Airport.

 

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