Queensferry Hotels invests £1.4m to expand properties

Queensferry Hotels invests £1.4m to expand properties

Scottish hospitality group Queensferry Hotels is investing £1.4m in the renovation and expansion of its two four-star properties in Edinburgh and Fife, with support from the Bank of Scotland.

Expansion works have already been completed at Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline, with the construction of a new bespoke 95 square-meter restaurant, bar and terrace.

The Botanist restaurant, which opened last month, seats 60, and offers a menu of modern British cuisine made using produce sourced from across Scotland. The extension will boost the hotel’s capacity to host private dinners and events.

The group is also set to build four new bedrooms at its Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh, raising the total number of guestrooms to 70 and enabling the hotel to welcome up to 144 guests from May.

The foyer of the Bruntsfield will also undergo a complete redesign to ensure that the whole hotel is finished to a high standard, and two of the hotel’s smaller guestrooms will each be remodelled to feature a range of high design, contemporary amenities, including a walk-in shower room and a large multimedia TV. Additionally, the hotel has installed a new lift, redesigned its banqueting & events space, renovated its guest corridors and upgraded both the guest WiFi and administration IT networks.

Russell Imrie, managing director of Queensferry Hotels, said: “This investment in our estate will allow us to not only retain our current customer base, but also future-proof our properties in an increasingly crowded hospitality market.

“We’re always looking at how we can better accommodate our guests, and thanks to the Bank of Scotland’s support we’re now in an even stronger position to meet and exceed our customers’ demands.”

Paul McWilliams, relationship director at the Bank of Scotland, commented: “We’ve had a strong relationship with Queensferry Hotels for more than 20 years, and have supported its growth through a number of development projects.

“The hospitality industry is fast-paced, and highly competitive. Being able to help local businesses such as Queensferry Hotels get ahead of the market is central to their continued success, and a big part of our commitment to helping Britain prosper.”