Edinburgh’s Ten Hill place has unveiled the first phase of its £1.8m renovation as it reopens after the coronavirus pandemic.
The hotel, which is run by Surgeons Quarter, the commercial arm of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, revealed 40 refreshed bedrooms and ‘Big Snug’ which has seen a public area of the business transformed into a private space with capacity for 50 diners.
The rest of the project will include the installation of a gym complete with 18 pieces of Technogym equipment.
The four-star hotel underwent its first expansion in 2018, increasing the number of rooms from 77 to 129.
Scott Mitchell, managing director at Surgeons Quarter which runs Ten Hill Place, said: “Refurbishing the remainder of Ten Hill Place has been a plan of ours since we completed the hotel’s extension in 2018.
“We are looking forward to fully completing the next step in our hotel’s journey, which we hope will finish next month. The refurbishment will give us a greater platform to enable the hotel to reach its full potential, furthering our current offering and assisting our charitable aims.”
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ten Hill Place has provided 2,137 free accommodation nights and thousands of meals to frontline key workers.
Following the announcement of the VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector, the hotel has made the decision to reduce the price of food and bedrooms so customers see the benefit.
Scott added: “We have reduced the price of our food and rooms, and adapted our menus accordingly, meaning our customers will really notice the difference. We’re hopeful all of this will help to reboot Edinburgh’s tourism and the hospitality industries, which have suffered a devastating hit.”