A Scottish development firm has concluded do the job on Edinburgh’s initially Voco boutique lodge – a 150-bedroom residence in the city’s West Finish.
The new eight-storey hotel is located on Torphichen Avenue, and consists of a cafe, bar and leisure facilities – with the “unstuffy” Voco brand name aspect of InterContinental Motels Group, whose other brands incorporate Holiday Inn, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo.
Stirling-dependent Ogilvie Construction has completed the do the job for Axcel Group, and the new addition marks the latter’s 2nd lodge in the town, becoming a member of the 110-bed Mercure Resort in Haymarket.
Ogilvie Building MD Donald MacDonald said: “We are exceptionally very pleased of the new resort and labored carefully with the crew at Axcel Team during the establish to be certain that each and every part of the undertaking has been sent to satisfy the exacting requirements for Voco. It will provide a refreshing new hotel encounter for readers in the heart of the metropolis.”
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The “international, upscale” Voco manufacturer introduced in 2018, and now has internet sites elsewhere in the British isles as well as Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Ogilvie said the identify Voco is primarily based on the Latin phrase meaning “to invite” or to “come together”.
Ogilvie Building is component of the household-owned Ogilvie Team. The organization is practically 70 many years old and has additional than 600 employees throughout its numerous small business operations in the British isles.
Other resorts established to open up in the Scottish Cash incorporate the 244-bedroom W Hotel with its exclusive “ribbon” exterior and the 75-area Roomzzz Aparthotel, both of which are situated in the forthcoming St James Quarter.
Gleneagles is established to open up a luxury townhouse in a space previously occupied by Financial institution of Scotland in St Andrew Square, whilst also on the cards is a Virgin Motels residence, billed as a “new way of life hotel” that is slated to open up in 2022 in the landmark India Structures in the Previous City.
PwC reported in Oct that the cost of an right away remain in Scotland’s Cash fell by a third to £70.36, but remained the 3rd-most expensive city in which to expend the evening, at the rear of London and Brighton – and forecast that it would start out to recover in 2021 thanks to improved demand from customers for “staycations”.