St Hilda Sea Adventures has welcomed a new ship to its fleet, increasing overall capacity to offer 41 scheduled departures in 2018 and 50 departures in 2019.
Emirates will start a daily service between Edinburgh and Dubai, from October 1st. Scotland’s capital city will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its eighth in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.
Radisson Red Glasgow has opened its doors in Scotland’s largest city, ready to shake up the UK’s hotel scene. Radisson Red is Radisson Hotel Group’s upscale, select service hotel brand that aims to inject new life into hospitality through a focus on informal services, the latest technology, and bold design.
Diageo has announced a £150 million investment, over three years, to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme ever seen in Scotland’s whisky tourism sector.
Malmaison has appointed Morag Stark as general manager of Malmaison Aberdeen. Stark has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and is a graduate of the general manager’s programme at the USA’s prestigious Cornell University.
UKinbound has announced that next year the city of Glasgow will, for the first time in 31 years, host its annual convention, from February 6th-8th, 2019. As part of UKinbound’s commitment to promoting all corners of the UK, next year’s convention will see over 260 of the association’s members converge on Glasgow for the three-day business event.
As part of a multi-million-pound investment, Glasgow’s five-star Blythswood Square Hotel has unveiled its refreshed and reimagined guest rooms and suites as it reaches a major milestone in its refurbishment. Work at the world-renowned hotel continues with guest rooms being the first area to be completed with brand new furniture and interior design from independent design studio Graven Images.
Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of Lulu Group International, has completed a £85 million acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. The Caledonian joins a portfolio of $650 million worth of luxury property across the UK, the Middle East and India that Twenty14 has assembled since 2014.
As the Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh, prepares to mark 20 years since opening its doors to the public in 1998, the team is also celebrating a remarkable achievement, ending 2017 with a phenomenal 390,482 visitors.
The final line up has been announced for Edinburgh’s first ever wellbeing festival. The event will bring together some of the biggest names in health and fitness in the capital, from Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge and Shona Vertue to global influencers Chloe Madeley and Jasmine Hemsley of Hemsley + Hemsley fame.
Leonardo Hotels has acquired the strategically placed portfolio of Portland Hotels in Scotland. The deal will increase the company’s presence in Edinburgh, while adding new locations in Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen.