Independently-run hotel near Edinburgh boosts profits with £2m makeover

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A four-star hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh is poised to embark on its next stage of development, after increasing profits and turnover in the two years since becoming independent.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is undergoing a £1.6m refurbishment of its bedrooms that will be unveiled in spring 2019.

The three-month modernisation project, led by Scottish design firm 10 Design, is part of a two-year £2m upgrade of the resort, and marks the latest in a series of major investments that have been made at the hotel since it became an independent property in 2016.

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With a history dating back to the 13th century, the former home of the Douglas family, one of Scotland’s most influential families, is now a four-star hotel with 215 bedrooms including seven suites.

The property is also home to dining options, two 18-hole golf courses, swimming pool and nature walks all on site.

Announcing the refurbishment, Alistair Kinchin, general manager of Dalmahoy said: “This is a very exciting time for Dalmahoy. In the two years since we began operating as an independent resort we have increased our turnover and substantially increased our profits. We have also created 7 new jobs across reservations, marketing and sales for the wider Edinburgh hospitality market. By putting a major investment into our resort, this will ensure we continue to grow in Edinburgh’s highly competitive four-star market.”

The project commenced early January and is scheduled to be completed in April 2019.

Over the last two and a half years, over £2m has been invested as part of an ongoing commitment to refurbishing the hotel and country club.

There are more developments planned in 2019, with the addition of a new CHP unit (combined heat and power) that will allow the hotel to reduce its energy consumption and lower its carbon footprint.

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