Ten Hill Place in Edinburgh is to undergo an extensive £8.5m 52-room expansion, following a record year for turnover and occupancy levels.
Following an impressive trading period in the last full financial year, where turnover peaked at £2.69m and occupancy topped 88%, the hotel is increasing the number of its bedrooms to 129, which is almost a 70% rise on its current number of 77.
The size of the restaurant and hotel’s wine bar will also be increased, and a gym will be created.
The hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), with profits going into funding research and training at the college.
The expansion will include the renovation of neighbouring Hill Place buildings, also currently owned by and used primarily as offices and by academics.
RCSEd Commercial Enterprises will also rebrand to ‘Surgeons Quarter’ to mark the expansion of the organisation – with the full destination branding expected to be complete by Summer of 2018 to coincide with the conclusion of work at the hotel.
Scott Mitchell, commercial director of RCSEd, said: “The tireless and inspiring work of the team involved with Ten Hill Place has given us this great opportunity to grow.
“In turn, 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.
He added: “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 offerings, assisting our charitable aims and boosting tourism and hospitality jobs in Edinburgh.”
As part of the major rebrand of the College’s commercial activities under the Surgeons Quarter banner, the collection of buildings situated around the historic Hill Square will also become known as Surgeons Quarter.