Hilton chain annouce Scottish expansion
May 30 2008
Hilton Group are poised to lodge planning permission with Glasgow City Council for a 250-bed hotel at the SECC Glasgow. If it goes ahead it will end a quest to find a second hotel operator for the SECC site, which is seen as a priority in terms of developing the waterfront gernerally and the Commonwealth Games agenda specifically.
The scheme is being developed by MacDonald Estates who also plan a 1750 space multi-storey car park, a 150,000 square foot office as part of the £100m project.
Hilton say that the hotel will operate under their Garden Inn mid-budget brand. It comes on top of news that they aim to boost their presence in Scotland from 11 hotels to 22 through a series of takeovers, franchise deals and new build which together will represent a £200m investment.
Plans include refurbishing the Dumblane Hydro and the Aberdeen Patio which will then trade under the Hilton's four-star Doubletree brand.
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