Edinburgh’s The Cumberland purchases neighbouring building for £1.1m bedroom expansion


The Cumberland Hotel in Edinburgh has expanded by 14 bedrooms after acquiring a neighbouring building as part of a £1.1m project. 

Dr Narud Fowdar, who has owned the hotel since 1996, has added the bedrooms, a beer garden and increased parking at the venue following an expansion into the Victorian Listed building and rolling out a £400k renovation.

Fowdar, who also owns the Corstorphine Lodge Hotel and Edinburgh City Suites, secured funding from Allied Irish Bank (GB) to purchase the building.

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He says: “We’ve worked with Allied Irish Bank (GB) for 25 years. They helped us purchase the Cumberland Hotel back in 1996 and since then have consistently supported our acquisition and expansion plans. 

Tina Crookston, relationship manager at Allied Irish Bank (GB), said: “When the opportunity arose for the Cumberland Hotel team to buy the adjacent property, we knew it was an attractive investment option.

“We understand the landscape hoteliers are working in and are always keen to hear from owners and operators who share our sense of ambition.” 

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