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Edinburgh hotel welcomes surge in bookings amid festival

Occupancy rates at Ten Hill Place hit 90% during August, up from 50% at the beginning of the month and 58% in July

One of Edinburgh’s largest independent hotels welcomed a surge in guest bookings last month, following renewed visitor activity from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  

Occupancy rates at Ten Hill Place hit 90% during August, up from 50% at the beginning of the month and 58% in July.  

The hotel’s location on Nicolson Street reportedly benefited from the Festival Fringe “buzz”, performing 20% above the average of its 10 competitors, with 6,333 guests hosted throughout the month.  

Drinks and Dining, which is based within the hotel, also launched a new menu in August which saw award-winning executive chef, Alan Dickson add new dishes, including seared hand dived scallops and 16oz Chateaubriand to share. 

Ten Hill Place is Edinburgh’s largest independent four-star hotel with 129 bedrooms with six different room types. It is run by Surgeons Quarter, the commercial arm of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RSCEd).  

Jackie Hudson, revenue manager of Surgeons Quarter, said: “Throughout August, we have welcomed a host of guests from Scotland and the UK, and further afield including France, Germany, and even America.

“The buzz within the hotel and campus has been great. Although it’s not the same volume as a normal peak Fringe period, we’ve been delighted to see some sort of normality returning.” 

She added: “The footfall across the campus has been really positive. Working with our partner theSpaceUK more than 65,000 tickets were sold for performances hosted at SQ venues – it is brilliant to be a central part in helping people to enjoy the magic of the fringe.”

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