CHICAGO (June 1, 2022) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) for Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket. Slated to open in mid-2025, the 349-room property will mark the first Hyatt hotel in Scotland, signifying a key milestone for Hyatt’s strategic brand growth in the U.K.
Located less than 1,000 feet (300 meters) from the EICC, Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will be a part of the Haymarket Edinburgh development, which will encompass office blocks and retail units. In collaboration with Edinburgh College, the EICC development will also include a world-class hospitality training academy for students and trainees focused on a career path in Scotland’s leisure, hospitality, and tourism industry. The new Hyatt Centric hotel will be a highly attractive option for national and international leisure and business travelers, and hospitality training academy students, and will serve as a launchpad for discovering the city’s rich history and culture.
The hotel will be situated near some of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and the Old Town. Those looking to experience the city like a local will be drawn to the St James’ Quarter, New Town, and George Street shopping and cultural districts, all of which will be walking distance from the hotel. The property will also be conveniently located just six miles (10 kilometers) away from Edinburgh International Airport, which connects travelers directly to more than 150 destinations worldwide.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Edinburgh International Conference Center on Hyatt Centric Haymarket Edinburgh, which will mark the Hyatt Centric brand’s entry into one of the world’s most celebrated capital cities,” said Felicity Black-Roberts, Hyatt’s Vice President Development for Europe and North Africa. “This new-build development demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to growing its portfolio of lifestyle brands across the U.K, in locations that matter most to our guests, members, customers, and owners.”
The full-service lifestyle hotel will offer 349 guestrooms, a gym, and four meeting rooms, as well as creative dining experiences that will appeal to guests and locals alike. 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.
The hotel is being designed as a sustainable and upscale property by Foster + Partners, a world-famous architectural firm founded by Norman Foster, renowned for its holistic approach to sustainability and responsible design. Interiors are being designed by international architecture and design firm Ica, one of the world’s leading, expert-led hotel interior design consultancies, headquartered in Glasgow.
“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,” said Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive of EICC. “Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket will be a cornerstone to attracting local and international travelers 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 U.K., and will mark the second Hyatt Centric hotel in the country, joining Hyatt Centric Cambridge.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.