Hyatt announces first Scottish property

Hyatt announces first Scottish property

Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket is slated to open in 2025

Hyatt Hotels has announced that an affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) to launch Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket. 

Scheduled to open in mid-2025, the 349-room hotel will be part of a larger Haymarket Edinburgh development, located less than 300 metres from the EICC.

In collaboration with Edinburgh College, the EICC development will include a hospitality training academy.

The new academy is for students and trainees focused on a career path in Scotland’s leisure, hospitality and tourism industry

The Haymarket Edinburgh development will also encompass offices and retail units.

The lifestyle hotel will feature a gym, four meeting rooms and “creative dining experiences”.

“Visitors will enjoy six different rotating street food brands through its fresh and exciting dining concept, changing regularly to reflect the spirit of Edinburgh’s thriving local culinary scene,” explain the representatives.

Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket 

The hotel is being designed as a sustainable, upscale property by Foster + Partners, renowned for its holistic approach to responsible design. Interiors are being designed by international architecture and design firm Ica, headquartered in Glasgow.

The hotel aims to cater to national and international leisure and business travellers, as well as the hospitality academy students, and benefits from being situated near Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and the Old Town. St James’ Quarter, New Town and George Street shopping and cultural districts are also within walking distance from the hotel.

The property is 10km from Edinburgh International Airport, which connects travellers directly to more than 150 destinations worldwide.


Commenting on the announcement, Hyatt president of acquisitions and development for Europe and North Africa, Felicity Black-Roberts said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Hyatt Centric Haymarket Edinburgh, which will mark the Hyatt Centric brand’s entry into one of the world’s most celebrated capital cities.

“This new-build development demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to growing its portfolio of lifestyle brands across the UK, in locations that matter most to our guests, members, customers and owners.”

EICC chief executive Marshall Dallas added: “The Haymarket Edinburgh development is central to the EICC’s future as Scotland’s leading conference venue, and aligns with our mission to create an environment to inspire ideas that change the world.

“Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will be a cornerstone to attracting local and international travellers and notable luminaries to our venue each year. We are thrilled to work with Hyatt on what will be the first Hyatt hotel in Scotland, and look forward to the meaningful opportunities this property will bring to the city of Edinburgh.”

Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will join 16 Hyatt-branded properties across the UK, and will mark the second Hyatt Centric hotel in the country, joining Hyatt Centric Cambridge.

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