Edinburgh Airport hotel and conference centre plans lodged

A new Edinburgh Airport hotel and
conference centre, with a capacity for up to 700 delegates, has been proposed by
Glasgow-based Vinanian Developments to address the “chronic shortage” of
accommodation for air passengers.

The 168-bedroom hotel, if approved by the council, will
be located adjacent to the A8 airport slip road and positioned nearby the Royal
Bank of Scotland’s headquarters and the Royal
Highland Showground at Ingliston.

Designed by architects Young and Gault, the plans show a
series of syndicate rooms and a banqueting hall. The brand of hotel has yet to
be decided.

“The proposed development will offer
accommodation, a restaurant, leisure facilities and extensive conference
facilities, thus responding to the increasing demand for quality bedrooms and
business services close to the airport,” says the architect in a design
statement. “There is a chronic shortage of bed space there.” 

The airport
management, BAA’s spokesman said: “We recognise that west Edinburgh is under-served
by hotel rooms. Any increase in capacity is to be
welcomed.”

Paul Colston

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