A rise in occupancy has seen a hotel in Edinburgh expand its number of bedrooms by over 70%.
Ten Hill Place Hotel, a BW Premier Collection property, has increased its rooms to 129 after renovating adjacent buildings owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
As part of the expansion, the onsite restaurant and wine bar has also seen an increase in capacity, now able to cater for 150 diners, with the kitchen designed and kitted out by former Hotel Chef of the Year Alan Dickson.
The hotel is run by the college’s commercial arm, Surgeons Quarter, and the project strengthens the relations between the hotel and college.
All profits made from the venue go back into the training of surgeons and fund the education and assessments of medical students in Scotland.
Occupancy rate at the hotel has grown to 88% year on year.
Scott Mitchell, commercial director, said: “Our expansion will give us a greater platform to generate the profits that go directly towards improving lives for surgical patients all around the world – including those in areas of conflict and extreme poverty.
“We are hopeful that the expansion will enable the hotel to deliver its full potential, furthering what we already currently provide, our food and drinks offering, assisting our charitable aims and boosting tourism and hospitality jobs in Edinburgh.”
Rob Paterson, CEO at Best Western Great Britain, said: “It’s fantastic to see Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection build on its years of continued success to become Edinburgh’s largest independent hotel. The hotel has long provided the Scottish capital with a quality, cosy and convenient place to stay and these new developments mean they’ll be able to provide their excellent service to even more visitors going forward.”
Best Western Great Britain’s members have invested over £210m since 2015 improving properties and guest experiences.