Ibis opens second Edinburgh hotel

Economy hotel chain Ibis opened its second property in Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, which joins the Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile, is located close to Edinburgh castle and the city's shopping district.

The 259-room hotel has three bedroom types - double rooms with one double bed, twin rooms with two beds and family bedrooms with one double and one extra bed. Each room has free WFi, a desk and a flatscreen TV.

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"Edinburgh is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations attracting visitors from across the globe and this is the first of three hotels which we will open in the city this year," said Thomas Dubaere, COO for Accor UK and Ireland. "The hotel has everything a guest needs – comfortable rooms, a great restaurant, social spaces whether to work or socialise and free wifi throughout all with value for money in mind."

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The U.S. is now the only region that has yet to turn a positive month of profit since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

While occupancy largely was flat week over week during the seven-day period ending Sept. 19, rate and revenue both declined.