Hyatt to make Scotland debut at Edinburgh Marina

Hyatt Regency at Edinburgh Marina. Photo credit: Edinburgh Marina (Hyatt Regency at Edinburgh Marina)

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will operate a new spa and conference hotel at the 340-berth Edinburgh Marina in Scotland’s capital.

The Hyatt Regency at Edinburgh Marina will be the company’s first hotel in Scotland (following five in England and one in Ireland) and will have 187 rooms and suites along with 98 one-, two- and three-bedroom Hyatt Regency Residences serviced apartments.

Facilities will include a 20,000-square-foot health spa and fitness center, a conference and banqueting center, as well as restaurants and bars. 

Edinburgh Marina Director and Developer Kevin Fawcett said the developers had received “widespread interest” from global hoteliers for opportunities along the £500-million waterside complex. 

“The Edinburgh Marina is the perfect springboard for us to launch our brand in Scotland, opening a new era for the company and creating a great new tourism opportunity for Edinburgh,” said Guido Fredrich, Hyatt’s regional VP of development for Europe, in a statement.

Hugh Taylor of Michels & Taylor, the hotel management company that advised the developer, said the opening would be “great news” for Edinburgh and a “huge boost” to the city’s tourism industry. “Hyatt is a highly regarded international hotelier and is a perfect fit for this luxury waterfront development.”