The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is to open a hotel in Scotland for the first time, with the aim of making it the number one hotel in Edinburgh. The luxury hotel collection has announced plans to respectfully renovate 100 Princes Street, transforming it into a highly exclusive retreat on the city’s most famous street.
British Airways is to increase its winter schedule between Scotland and London’s Heathrow Airport, operating almost 200 flights a week from October to March next year.
The Scotland-based Perle Hotels has purchased the five-star Glencoe House Hotel, regarded as one of the most exclusive and luxurious hotels in the Scottish Highlands. The hotel, which has 14 suites, sits in a commanding position overlooking the sea, loch and mountains around Glencoe.
The flight, which will operate daily during the summer, complements Delta’s existing Edinburgh-New York-JFK service which will become year-round in 2019, and means the airline offers two nonstop connections between the capital and United States every day this summer.
The Balmoral in Edinburgh, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has announced Mark Donald as the new head chef at Number One - the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant. Donald joins Number One, named after the hotel’s address at one Princes Street, from Sydney, Australia, where he was head chef at Bentley Restaurant & Bar.
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Edinburgh remains at the top of Colliers International’s latest UK Hotels Market Index, with a strong active pipeline and performance, largely due to consistently strong occupancy and average daily room rate levels in 2018.
Perle Hotels has purchased Lochardil House Hotel in Inverness for an undisclosed sum. Perle already owns the Marmalade and Bosville Hotels on the Isle of Skye, and the Perle Oban Hotel in Argyll & Bute.
The new hotel in Glasgow’s city centre will open in November next year and bring the brand’s key count in the UK to 823 as part of its European expansion strategy.