Leonardo Hotels eyes more sites after Edinburgh launch

Leonardo Hotels is planning further growth in Scotland. Picture: Contributed
Leonardo Hotels is planning further growth in Scotland. Picture: Contributed
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Leonardo Hotels has opened its first hotel in Scotland, and says it is on the lookout for further growth north of the Border.

The opening of the 282-room Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh, close to Haymarket railway station on a former Premier Inn site, follows an investment of €7 million (£6.15m) by the group.

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Daniel Roger, managing director of Leonardo Hotels Europe, said: “Our business model is never to open just one hotel in a new area. Since 2006, we have opened 63 hotels and we are already reviewing our plans for further growth in Scotland.”

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Annual results in March showed that revenues at the group rose 12.5 per cent to €305m, with about four million guests passing through its doors.

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