Marriott International is to open its second Courtyard hotel in Scotland with the launch of a 240-bedroom property in Edinburgh.
The Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh hotel will join the Courtyard Aberdeen Airport hotel, where the new European design concept for the business brand was launched last year. Marriott is developing the hotel in association with property developer and investment company, the Chris Stewart Group (CSG).
Located in Baxter's Place within the New Town conservation area, the hotel will be made up of three adjoining, listed Georgian townhouses, one of which was home to civil engineer Robert Stevenson, grandfather of Treasure Island novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. The property has stood empty for many years and will feature a new building behind the original façade.
The hotel will feature an all-day bistro, fitness centre, multi-functional meeting room and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe, said: "We are excited to announce the launch of Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh and continue to expand the presence of the brand in Scotland.
Chris Stewart, chief executive of CSG, added: "Baxter's Place is a magnificent terrace and the perfect location for a high calibre hotel. We have worked hard to ensure that this development not only safeguards the future of these historic buildings, but also provides a contemporary and innovative hotel that adds to the current provision."
The Courtyard Edinburgh will join a portfolio of Marriott hotels in the Scottish capital which comprises Residence Inn by Marriott in the city centre, Autograph Collection's the Glasshouse, Edinburgh Marriott hotel located near the airport, and Dalmahoy Marriott hotel & country club, seven miles to the west of the city.
The Courtyard brand is one of 16 brands operated by Marriott in 3,800 destinations and 72 countries worldwide.