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IHG opens first Staybridge Suites in Scotland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its first Staybridge Suites in Scotland in Dundee.  

Staybridge Suites Dundee offers 85 one-bedroom and studio suites and has been converted from an abandoned linen mill. Located in the heart of the city, many of the suites have the original features including exposed brick ceilings and iron beams.

With a “modern and industrial interior design”, the lobby provides an adaptable work and social space where guests can make use of free Wi-Fi. There is also a fully-stocked onsite shop called The Pantry, where guests can purchase food essentials 24 hours a day, and free laundry facilities and 24/7 fitness room.  

Dianna Bruce, hotel manager for Staybridge Suites Dundee, said: “Designed for the modern traveller, we have created a hotel where our guests can stay in a style of room that suits them best, perfect for business and family travellers alike.

“The hotel is a short drive from the city’s train station and airport, allowing guests a central base to enjoy the attractions of the city. Across the courtyard, guests can dine at the 2 AA Rosette Daisy Tasker restaurant, which has been named after a former mill worker.

The hotel is to be managed by Focus Hotel Management, an independent hospitality management company with a portfolio of 15 hotels open, under development and in planning totalling 1,948 bedrooms.   

The company operates hotels including independents, such as Sketchley Grange Hotel, Oxford Witney Hotel and Hotel Colessio, and also operates hotels under franchise agreements with DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Mercure, Ibis Styles and Hotel Indigo.

Director of hotel operations at Focus Hotels Management, Steven Frewer, added: “The property is the second hotel in Dundee for owners Percor Capital, following the opening of the Hotel Indigo last year. We are thrilled to announce the opening of this latest hotel in the vibrant city of Dundee, which represents the third Scottish property to join Focus Hotel’s’ portfolio in the last year.”  

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