One of the two Principal Hotels in Edinburgh, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square has announced the appointment of two new managers following the property’s multi-million makeover.
Johan Scheepers will become general manager, and he will be supported by Gillian Mylles as hotel manager, following the extensive refurbishment at the former Roxburghe Hotel.
Both new hires bring with them more than 32 years of hospitality experience between them, internationally and across Scotland.
Originally from South Africa and educated at The International Hotel School and Oxford University, Scheepers comes from previous roles at the likes of the Radisson Edwardian Group, Guoman and Thistle, and a regional role with Macdonald Hotels and Resorts in Manchester.
Aberdeen-born Mylles will oversee the day to day running of the property and has previously worked at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison in Aberdeen, among others.
Scheepers said: “It’s extremely exciting to be working in the city and to take over a hotel property that brings a new level of understated luxury and edge to the market. Not only is the hotel situated in a great location, but the new rooms and facilities have been completed to an exceptionally high standard. With the new spa set to open in spring 2018, the hotel is bringing a fresh offering to the Edinburgh hotel market – something which I’m proud to be a part of.”
The refurbishment project at the hotel included the makeover of the 199 bedrooms and 18 suites as well as a new reception and a new decor in the lobby.
The new spa will open in spring 2018.