BERLIN and EDINBURGH, Scotland, September 26, 2016 —

Following the Leonardo Hotel Group's successful Great Britain market entry with Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport in March 2015, the next step in its European expansion is a takeover in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. New to the portfolio is the Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City Center, a popular, centrally located city hotel with 282 rooms in Edinburgh Haymarket. The hotel was previously managed by Premier Inn and will join the Leonardo family on 7 October 2016. It is located near the historic heart of the city, amidst numerous landmarks including Edinburgh Fringe venues, with the trendy West End Shopping, Edinburgh International Convention Centre EICC and major businesses on its door step. Bars, cafés and restaurants can be found nearby. The Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City Centre will service business and convention travelers. Located by the Haymarket train station it is 25 minutes by tram from Edinburgh International Airport and 3 minutes' walk from the EICC. Offering a rare 90 car parking spaces it is well connected for business travelers and families alike. Meetings can be held directly in the hotel conference centre, as the building is home to four function rooms with a total area of 164 square meters. The hotel will undergo extensive renovations under the leadership of the hotel interior designer Andreas Neudahm to provide guests with the highest standard of design, facilities and quality.

Daniel Roger, Managing Director Europe, said: "We are delighted to add Edinburgh to our portfolio. The capital of Scotland is a fascinating and multifaceted city. It is second only to London as the largest economic and trade center in Great Britain. I am certain that we can expect a positive response from our guests at the new destination, as we are offering them another attractive addition to our existing hotels."