Hilton Hotels Announce £1.3 Million Investment in Heart of Edinburgh

West End Hotel Welcomes the New Year with Major Refurbishment

This information originated in U.K. English.

January 18, 2011

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor is proud to announce a major £1.3 million refurbishment of its bedrooms and meeting space, including a complete overhaul of its Grosvenor Club wing, located opposite the main part of the hotel, to be renamed the Grosvenor Townhouse annexe.

The extensive refurbishment, which is due to be completed by March 2011, will transform the lobby lounge area, reception space, all 53 bedrooms and bathrooms in the annexe as well as introducing a new meeting space for up to 10 delegates.  In addition, guests will be welcomed through a new stunning steel and glass reception area on Grosvenor Street.

Steve Hall, general manager, said, "2011 is an exciting year for us as we welcome a further £1.3m of investment in the hotel.  This refurbishment will be a fantastic boost to our existing offering as well as considerably enhancing the experience for our guests.

"Edinburgh is one of the world's most vibrant capital cities and we have great faith in its direction as a centre for business, conventions and tourism.  With the city having maintained its popularity through the recession, thanks to our excellent conference and events offering, loyal client base and proximity to the EICC, we are able to offer guests an even more enjoyable stay thanks to our refurbishment."

Leading interior design company Cunningham McLean Partnerships was given the task of transforming the wing into a beautiful and modern space perfectly suited to this fashionable area of Edinburgh.  The refurbishment will improve upon the style and quality of this part of the hotel, enhancing the customer experience while reinforcing first class hospitality associated with the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

These latest renovations are part of an ongoing refurbishment plan that includes upgrades to all of the meeting rooms in the main part of the hotel.  All eight meeting rooms were recently equipped with new state of the art technology including ceiling mounted LCD projectors and screens, additional provision of speakers to ensure laptops can project sound around the room, wireless internet access, air conditioning and 24-hour technical support. 

The 184 bedroom Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, is home to extensive conferencing and banqueting facilities with catering available for up to 500 delegates.  The hotel's stylish Townhouse restaurant offers the very best in Scottish and European cuisine, and guests can sample some of Scotland's finest malts at the relaxed bar and lounge, Bar 521.

For more information about Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, or to book a meeting or event, please visit www.hilton.co.uk/edinburghgrosvenor  or call 0131 226 6001.

Tracy Simpson
0141 222 2266 / 07515 066358

Laura Duncan             
0141 222 2266 / 07988152261

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