Marriott International added Courtyard Edinburgh to its portfolio in Scotland. The city-center hotel is set within a historic Georgian terrace located in the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping and entertainment hub at the east end of Princes Street. The flagship property was part of a £30-million restoration project to combine both heritage and contemporary style.
With a total of 240 rooms, Courtyard Edinburgh extends through three adjoining Georgian townhouses and into a new building connected by glassed walkways to the rear, offering a variety of views of Calton Hill, Edinburgh’s New Town and across the Firth of Forth.
The hotel’s Baxter’s Place address was once home to Robert Stevenson, the Scottish lighthouse engineer and the grandfather of “Treasure Island” author Robert Louis Stevenson. References to its heritage, presented with the help of the Stevenson family and the Northern Lighthouse Board, appear in the public areas and in every room, through images, technical drawings and maps.
The Lantern Room restaurant and bar, in the hotel’s ground floor lobby, takes its inspiration from Scotland’s sea-faring history. It extends on to an outdoor terrace.
The hotel is owned and has been developed by Edinburgh-based real estate company Chris Stewart Group. The hotel will be managed and operated by Redefine|BDL Hotels.
Courtyard Edinburgh is the third Courtyard by Marriott in Scotland and follows the opening of Courtyard Glasgow Airport earlier in 2016 and Courtyard Aberdeen Airport, which opened in 2013.