Hotel becomes first in Scotland to launch '˜women friendly rooms'

It's a move that may raise eyebrows with some.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 12:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 12:59 pm
Leonardo Hotels offers the appropriate room product
Leonardo Hotels offers the appropriate room product

But a new four star Capital hotel has become the first in Scotland to launch “women-friendly” rooms.

The rooms – at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in Haymarket – are all located on the same floor, with room service served by female employees.

Powerful hair dryers, beauty lighting and adjustable make-up mirrors are included as well as parking spaces dedicated to female guests, located next to the hotel entrance.

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Hotel owners say the rooms were inspired by feedback that businesswomen are no longer attracted by corporate-style chain hotels.

Operations manager Lucy Basnett said following success across Europe, the rooms are specifically orientated towards the needs and wishes of female travellers. She said: “The proportion of lone female business travellers is on the rise; indeed every fourth hotel guest is a business woman. We wanted to offer accommodation which not only addresses any concerns women travelling alone may have, but also creates a comfortable environment where they can relax after a busy day.”