THE team of a hotel soon to open in Scotland’s capital has been helping tired travellers and stressed shoppers.

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport will create nearly 50 new jobs in the city.

The team, pictured, left, gave the city a flavour of true Hampton service – carrying heavy bags and placing plumped up cushions on seats, allowing exhausted residents the chance to relax.

The new six storey, 240 bedroom hotel is located a 0.1km walk away from Edinburgh airport and features an open plan Edinburgh Fringe Festival themed lobby, state of the art fitness centre, business hub and 24 hour food service.

Craig Webster, general manager at Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, said: “We wanted to give Edinburgh a taste of what makes Hampton by Hilton special, so we brought our Heart of House team to the streets to do just that.

“The hotel will serve the growing business and leisure mid-market traveller in the city.

“We have a wonderful team who really bring the ‘Hamptonality’ personality to life and can’t wait to welcome our first guests.”

Gordon Dewar, chief executive at Edinburgh Airport, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Hampton by Hilton as our latest hotel partner at the airport.

“They are a worldwide

name who will enable us to

provide an even greater range of facilities for passengers flying in to or out of Edinburgh.”