Edinburgh Airport plane spotter hotel to offer ‘conning-tower’ views
February 12 2019
Edinburgh Airport could play host to a new 200-bed hotel following submission of a proposal of application notice to construct new accommodation adjacent to Ingliston Road.
The Aviator Hotel would include its own double-height restaurant, bar and conference facilities and would be distinguished by a top floor ‘conning tower’ with glazed walls from which to view airport activity in comfort.
In a statement the applicant Flowpearl wrote: “The top-level Aviator Club is designed as a derivative conning-tower, with glazed walls and roof. A viewing tower for aircraft against the backdrop of the sky. The glazed and illuminated roof service structure together with the Aviator Club are composed to provide the 5th elevation as a recognisable portal to Edinburgh for air travellers.”
The hotel would slot into a wider masterplan for the Royal Highland Centre with construction expected to get underway by 2020.
Concept designs have been prepared by Jones Design Consultant.