Glasgow airport hotel changes hands

The Cairn Group has purchased the 114-bedroom Ramada Glasgow Airport hotel in a multi-million pound deal. The group says it also plans to invest £8m on a refurbishment over the next 12 months.

Speaking of the acquisition and its impact on the meetings offer, Tina O’Hara, group sales director for the Cairn Group, told CN: “The hotel has four meeting rooms, available with wireless internet, and natural daylight. Business tourism is an important market, with a number of corporate accounts with local, national and international companies. This is an area we will continue to service and develop.”

The acquisition Ramada at Glasgow Airport complements Cairn Group’s five other properties in Scotland.

“We have been looking to acquire in Glasgow for some time, and this opportunity fits perfectly into our ambitious expansion plans,” O’Hara added.

“The hotel will have synergy with our Newcastle International Airport hotel DoubleTree by Hilton.”

Following the redesign, the owners say it will be business as usual at the hotel and guranteed all jobs.

Richard Adams group HR director said the acquisition increased the number of employees to 2,100 across the portfolio, and predicted the development of the hotel could increase headcount at the property by 20%. “We are proud to be safeguarding and creating jobs in Glasgow,” he said.

The Cairn Group, launched in 1980, is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and operates 24 hotels in locations from Aberdeen to London. The Cairn Group has enjoyed dynamic growth by acquisition and operates under several brand banners including DoubleTree by Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Best Western, and Holiday Inn.

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