De Vere Group is adding three new properties to its Village Urban Resorts collection as it makes its first foray into Scotland. The hotel operator has secured sited in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
De Vere will be investing £60m and the business venture is expected to create 350 new jobs in the region.
The new Village Urban Resorts will replicate the ’Black Box’ design of the group’s properties, such as Village Farnborough and Village Elstree. Each property will feature dedicated meetings and conferencing facilities and event space for weddings and social gatherings. Each resort will also include a Velocity health and fitness centre and 20m swimming pool. Eating and drinking facilities will include a Victory Chop and Ale House, and in association with De Vere’s strategic partners, a Starbucks Coffee House.
“We don’t currently have any presence for the De Vere Village Urban Resorts brand in Scotland, but there are great opportunities for business here,” says CEO of De Vere, Robert Cook. “Its a booming market at the moment and with major events like the Commonwealth Games taking place, there’s an even greater demand for hotel accommodation.”
Over in Buckinghamshire, De Vere Venues has been awarded the management contract at Chicheley Hall (pictured), home to the Royal Society in Newport Pagnell.
Chicheley Hall is situated in a secluded setting, but just minutes from the M1, Milton Keynes and rail links to London Euston Station. The venue has nine meeting and training rooms for up to 100 delegates, and its former coach house has been restored to include two professional lecture theatres in the adjacent Wolfson Centre. Free Wi-Fi throughout the venue is also available.
“Chicheley Hall is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of venues and further strengthens our expansion plans for the brand,” says CEO of De Vere Venues, Tony Dangerfield.
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