Qatar Airways buys Novotel in Scotland

Qatar Airways has acquired the Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel in Scotland. The hotel will continue to be managed and operated under the Novotel brand by Accor, which operates more than 3,700 hotels worldwide. The hotel is the second hotel acquisition by Qatar Airways outside of Qatar, where it owns the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha and runs the new airside Hamad International Airport Hotel. The first acquisition, earlier this year, was the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at Heathrow Airport in London.

The Novotel Edinburgh Park is located on Lochside Avenue, adjacent to the Edinburgh Business Park, and conveniently located near to Edinburgh International Airport, has a direct tram link to both the airport as well as Edinburgh city centre.

The hotel has 170 rooms and suites; five purpose-designed, fully equipped and flexible meeting rooms for up to 170 people theatre style; an indoor pool, gym, and sauna; and food and beverage offerings.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “The Novotel Edinburgh Park is an excellent addition to our travel portfolio, complementing our five-star hotel the Oryx Rotana in Doha and Sheraton Skyline Hotel Heathrow, making it easy for passengers who wish to spend some time in Edinburgh before travelling further afield in Scotland.” - TradeArabia News Service