Hotel stock in Aberdeen boosted

Residence Inn Aberdeen
Residence Inn Aberdeen

Aberdeen is to have more hotel rooms available in the next three years with three branded hotels under construction in the city.

The framework for two new hotels close to Aberdeen Airport has been completed, marked by a ‘topping out’ event last week.

Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport are due to be opened in June and September 2015 respectively.

The former will have 193 rooms while the latter will have 165, with both including meeting space and restaurants.

Another hotel chain, Marriott International, has also announced a new opening in the city.

Its extended stay brand Residence Inn by Marriott will open on the new Marischal Square development in the city centre by summer 2017.

Work will start on the project next month and will result in 114 studios and 12 one-bedroom suites that each have a kitchen and lounge area. Public areas will include a Lounge Bar, Grab and Go market, fitness centre and business area.

Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott-branded hotels are already in the Dyce area of Aberdeen, part of seven other Marriott hotels in Scotland.

“We are thrilled to be part of the exciting development plans for Marischal Square as we continue to expand our Residence Inn by Marriott brand in Scotland.  The brand prides itself on giving guests everything they need to thrive on longer stays, and we are confident that the modern and stylish design of the hotel combined with the excellent location at the heart of Aberdeen will offer a dynamic hotel experience in the city,” said Tim Walton, vice president international development at Marriott.

Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing added: “This agreement is a major boost for the city and highlights the strong appeal of both Aberdeen and the new Marischal Square development to top-flight international businesses.”

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