Premier Inn set to open new Edinburgh Princes Street hotel with stunning castle views

A new Premier Inn is set to open on Edinburgh’s Princes Street in the coming months which will boast views of the castle ahead of predictions summer staycations will surge, provided Covid-19 guidance allows.
The hotel will boast views of the castleThe hotel will boast views of the castle
The hotel will boast views of the castle

Premier Inn owners Whitbread will open a new 136-bedroom hotel on the Capital’s central street, adding additional capacity to one of Premier Inn’s strongest markets where it sees huge year-round demand for its bedrooms.

The opening also increases Premier Inn’s network to over 1,000 bedrooms in Edinburgh city centre.

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There are also plans to open a new super-sized Premier Inn in Glasgow city centre and the most northerly Premier Inn in the UK at Thurso in the Highlands.

Together the hotels will add more than 550 new bedrooms into the hotel chain’s growing network in Scotland and are expected to create around 150 new year-round jobs ahead of the busy summer trading period.

Alex Flach, development director at Premier Inn, said: “We expect that this summer will be a busy year for staycations so it’s fantastic to have four new Premier Inn hotels opening in such popular locations in Scotland – from prime city centre sites to adventure tourism hotspots.

“Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, we are committed to growing our network of Premier Inn hotels in Scotland and see strong long-term demand for our bedrooms in both urban and popular leisure locations. Our goal is to deliver new Premier Inn bedrooms into strategic locations where our brands are not currently represented and where we wish to improve our network and product for our guests.”

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