A HOTEL in Edinburgh is set to unveil refreshed interiors after a £5.25 million investment.

Work started late last year on the refurbishment at the Holiday Inn Express in the capital’s city centre with major extension works scheduled to start mid-August.

The makeover will see the hotel’s public areas and bedrooms transformed – with a £3.6m extension introducing an additional 25 bedrooms on the property.

The refurbishment will bring the hotel in line with the Holiday Inn Express “Next Generation” plan.

Alex Cameron, general manager of the hotel, said: “This multimillion refurbishment will transform the hotel, as well as adding extra bedrooms so we can accommodate even more guests when they visit the capital.

“Although the work is extensive, we’ve been carrying it out in stages, so our guests will still enjoy the best possible stay with us.

“Work has been completed on the lobby, public areas and existing bedrooms, and our 25-bedroom extension will be taking shape in the coming months.

“We’re very much looking forward to unveiling the finished product to our guests in summer 2019.”

The existing 161 bedrooms and all bedroom corridors have now been upgraded in line with the “Next Generation” redesign and the hotel’s main event breakout area – The Great Room – has been fully refurbished.

Brand new bedrooms within the extension will feature large beds with padded, noise reducing headboards, as well as flexible work and rest corners which see traditional desks replaced with comfortable, ergonomically designed multi-use tables and chairs that can be easily moved around the room.

The Holiday Inn Express is operated by independent hotel management company RBH.

Gregor MacNaughton, director of technical services at RBH, said:

“The significant level of investment at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is an example of our commitment to enhancing asset value across our growing


“Works like this improve returns for our owners whilst ensuring our hotel guests receive the best possible quality and service when they stay at any of our properties.”