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Twin New Waverley hotels throw open their doors

February 29 2016

Twin New Waverley hotels throw open their doors
Whitbread have thrown open the doors to two new hotels at the £150m New Waverley development in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The Premier Inn and Hub by Premier Inn destinations will deliver 248 rooms between them as part of a wider leisure and retail quarter being delivered by Artisan Real Estate.

This includes a 146 apartment Adagio Aparthotel fronting the Royal Mile behind the C-listed façade of the Sailors Ark building which is scheduled to open in November alongside a £2m square.

Work will get underway on a second phase of work including two office blocks equating to 160,000sq/ft of space, 148 flats and associated shops, restaurants and cafes later this year as part of an Allan Murray Architects master plan.

Clive Wilding, project director for New Waverley commented: “We are now creating a vibrant destination which is bringing what was a neglected post-industrial site right back into the heart of the Old Town and the city centre.”

The new hotels follow on from the refurbishment of the Waverley Arches.


#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 29 Feb 2016 at 17:14 PM
The red clad bit is bowfing. Hope the planners have to stare at it all day from their offices across the road
Monkey Boy
#2 Posted by Monkey Boy on 29 Feb 2016 at 18:14 PM
Great, Premier Inn World plonked in the Old Town from planet Crap.
Costa coffee on the GF too...?

Big Chantelle
#3 Posted by Big Chantelle on 1 Mar 2016 at 09:07 AM
Am howling ut the comments above.

Tae see aw the people who cheer on the concrete modernist brigade suddenly moan when they can see the abominations fur wance is hilarious.

Reep wit ye sow. Reep wit ye sow.

#4 Posted by basho on 1 Mar 2016 at 12:51 PM
Seen a lot worse. They're 'okay'. Just wish they would reclad the Jurys Inn nearby. Now that is grim.
A Local Pleb
#5 Posted by A Local Pleb on 1 Mar 2016 at 13:05 PM
@#3 - Big Chantelle your recurring diatribe's against the so called 'concrete modernist brigade' are verging on the boring and predictable as is your use of the vernacular...yawwwnnn!
Auntie Nairn
#6 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 1 Mar 2016 at 13:32 PM
Pleb, don't take any notice. It's not like BC is a real person, it's a caricature written by someone in the UR office. But I do agree, the current writer is boring and predictable - time to pass the job to someone else.
#7 Posted by Yaldy on 1 Mar 2016 at 17:21 PM
Office workers are real people too, mate.
Bill S
#8 Posted by Bill S on 2 Mar 2016 at 10:20 AM
Remember a while ago when the alter ego of Big Chantelle wrote eloquently without resorting to repetitive diatribe formed in "local dialect"? That alone suggests this author has changed hands over the years, regardless of whether it's a UR stooge.

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