New hotel: 251-bedroom ibis hotel announced near Edinburgh Airport

The new 251-bedroom ibis Red hotel featuring a new ‘PLAZA’ design concept is expected to open at the beginning of 2023 in land adjacent to Edinburgh Airport, according to the hospitality group Accor.

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 7:00 am
The new 251-bedroom hotel at Edinburgh Airport is expected to open at the beginning of 2023 (Photo: Accor).

Announcing their signing of the new ibis Edinburgh Airport, Accor commented that the hotel is set to open in the first quarter of 2023 after planning consent was granted today.

Construction will begin later in the year on land adjacent to Edinburgh airport with the hotel being constructed in partnership with Create Developments.

The hotel will have 251 guest bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and breakfast area.

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he hotel will have 251 guest bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and breakfast area (Photo: Accor).

Featuring ibis’s new contemporary and urban ‘Plaza’ design concept, Accor commented that the hotel will be “a truly vibrant space creating flexible social and working hubs that are welcoming living spaces for people to meet, work and play.”

Hotel and interior specialists ICA, in collaboration with the Accor Design and Technical Services team, will bring the global Plaza design concept to life.

Due to its proximity to the airport, the hotel building will provide sound-proofing for the comfort of guests.

The complex will also offer up to three coach parking spaces and 125 car parking spaces.

A visualisation of what the bedrooms will look like in the new hotel (Photo: Accor).

Commenting on the new signing, Phillip Lassman, Vice President of Development, Accor Northern Europe said: “We are extremely excited to announce the signing of ibis Edinburgh Airport with our new partner Create Developments.

"Create Developments has an outstanding track record of joint venture developments and we are looking forward to working with them.

“ibis has always been a trailblazer in the economy hotel sector and the new design concept is a transformation of the brand.

"We are excited to see the evolution of the network in the UK. We believe this new hotel will be a great fit for Edinburgh Airport, offering future leisure and business travellers the perfect design and location for international departures, as well as a base from which to explore the city.”

Paul Mathison, CEO at Create Developments said: “With seven live developments at various stages - from planning construction and branding, we are excited about developing our new relationship with Accor and hope that we can continue to support them in their future expansion journey."

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