Budget hotel group Travelodge has opened hotels on Edinburgh’s Queen Street and Princes Street, the latter being a partnership with high street retailer Topshop.
Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street (pictured below) has 96 rooms and is housed within a grade 2 listed building, above what is now the city’s largest Topshop outlet.
Meanwhile Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street has 85 rooms and is also housed within a grade 2 listed building. The hotel has been created using the group’s new Metro concept, designed for “locations where larger development sites are either not available or have unrealistic price expectations” (see online news May 31, 2011).
Travelodge is also set to open a 60-room property in Fort William later this year. Located next to Ben Nevis the town is considered to be the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, and is also the terminus for one branch of First Scotrail’s Caledonian Sleeper service.
Travelodge now has 13 properties in the Scottish capital, offering a total of 1,302 rooms.
For more information visit travelodge.co.uk.
Report by Mark Caswell