Plans for monster hotel at Edinburgh Airport

Hotel News - 15/07/2010

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Developers have proposed building a huge new hotel and conferencing centre as a solution to the chronic lack of accommodation for passengers using Edinburgh Airport. The massive four-star facility would offer 168 guest rooms and multiple conferencing facilities, with everything from ‘intimate syndicate rooms’ to a massive banqueting hall with enough space for 700 visitors.

The development would be located near the main route into the airport, just off the A8 from Glasgow. Plans have been submitted by Vinanian Developments, who are based in Glasgow. Vinanian Developments have not confirmed if any brand is already lined up to run the hotel. News of the proposal was welcomed by BAA, which operates Edinburgh Airport. Both BAA and architects Young and Gault point to a chronic lack of hotel rooms available to airport visitors.

Development of new hotels serving the airport has been complicated by their proximity to the terminal, which is continuously expanding. At the same time, the success of Edinburgh Airport has meant even greater pressures on the existing supply of hotel beds. The new hotel is the latest in a series of proposed hotels in the area. Theakston Estates is also planning a couple of facilities, a four-star hotel of 150 bedrooms and a 200-bedroom three-star development.

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