Ireland's Amaris Hospitality opens Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

(Amaris Hospitality opened the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton)

Dublin's Amaris Hospitality, formed in 2015 by Dallas-based private equity firm Lone Star, opened the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton. The hotel is the 16th property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands in Scotland and the eighth Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country.

The property is part of Amaris Hospitality's 73-hotel portfolio across the UK and Ireland.

Andreas Lackner, VP, area brand management, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offers a chic hotel experience in a prime Edinburgh locale with its sleek design, top-notch amenities and all the benefits and high-quality service expected from Hilton Hotels & Resorts. We are delighted to be extending our footprint in Scotland and to welcome guests from all over the world, especially with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place this month, attracting thousands of visitors."

Along with 211 rooms, the hotel also has a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill and seven meeting spaces.

John Brennan, CEO of Amaris Hospitality said, "The Carlton Hotel is an iconic Edinburgh institution and today's transition marks the completion of a £17 million complete refurbishment program that has transformed this unique and seminal hotel. With this significant investment and upgrade, Amaris Hospitality hopes to restore and transform this illustrious Grade B listed building for the enjoyment of our guests from around the world. We look forward to working in conjunction with our partners at Hilton Worldwide and seeing the Carlton return to its position as one of Edinburgh's preeminent hotels."

The hotel is located less than 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport.

Last year, Amaris unveiled plans to rebrand 23 hotels from its portfolio as part of a £100-million strategy and investment program aimed at accelerating the growth and development of the group's hotel portfolio. On completion, Amaris' three key business divisions will comprise 73 hotels trading under eight leading hotel brands. Currently, the group has over 13,000 rooms.