Virgin Hotels announces first European property in Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels has announced plans to open its first hotel outside the U.S., in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The hotel will be located in the landmark India Buildings at 1-6 Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The space itself will feature 225 Chambers and Grand Chamber suites, multiple dining and drinking outlets and numerous meeting spaces.
The property will be completed in partnership with owner Flemyn and developer Jansons Property and will be managed by Virgin Hotels, with assets managed by Siggis Capital. All of Virgin’s partners have extensive experience in developing, owning and operating hotels in UK and Europe.
Richard Branson, founder Virgin, said: “Edinburgh is such an iconic city and we’re thrilled to be able to say it will be the home of the first Virgin Hotel in the UK and across Europe,”
“My grandparents were from Edinburgh and my wife Joan is also Scottish, so the country has always held a special place in my heart. The people of Edinburgh have been so great in welcoming us to their great city; we can’t wait to open our doors to people across the country and, indeed, the world.”
Raul Leal, Virgin Hotels CEO, said: “Edinburgh has so much to offer, as a top travel destination in the UK and internationally, it’s an ideal location for our next hotel. This project will further highlight the city’s eclectic style while remaining true to its historic heritage, all while offering guests and locals alike an experience like no other.”