With the 147th Open Golf Championship (aka the British Open) set to tee off in mid-July, Sleeperz Hotels could not have picked a better time to open Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, located just 19km from the Carnoustie Golf Links, hosts of the first and oldest competition in the game.
The company is so excited about the alignment of its new property’s debut with the prestigious golf tournament that it has built the Sleeperz Hotel Dundee launch campaign, Open for The Open, around it. As Manny Baber (below, left), general manager of Sleeperz Hotel Dundee said: “Open for The Open is a great thing to be able to tell Dundee and Scotland. We’re taking bookings now and rooms are selling fast.
“We have recruited a great team here, the final fit is progressing well and it’s the start of an exciting new chapter for Sleeperz Hotels.”
The 120-bed hotel, part of the GBP 14 million redevelopment of Dundee Railway Station by the Dundee City Council in partnership with construction firm Balfour Beatty, will feature laptop safes, innovative space saving furniture. tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout.
In addition, the hotel’s bar and lounge enjoy panoramic views over the River Tay, the neighbouring V&A Museum of Design Dundee – opening 15 September – and the RRS Discovery, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: “The regeneration of Dundee has been a long term project and the vision of a vibrant cultural city, open for business and tourism, has been fully realised.”
Myers went on to highlight the benefits the hotel will have on local employment when he said: “We’re delighted to be opening here, creating up to 40 new jobs and enhancing the tourism offer for visitors and business travellers. I’d like to thank our partners at Dundee City Council and everyone involved in the build of this superb new hotel.”
Sleeperz Hotel Dundee will open on 9 July.