Roomzzz aparthotel to open at Edinburgh St James

Published: 18 September 2017

Aparthotel brand Roomzzz have signed up to open a 73-apartment development at the Edinburgh St James Quarter. We spoke to Roomzzz managing director Naveen Ahmed…

Your business in brief?

We opened our very first Roomzzz development in 2006 and are very proud to be the UK’s original aparthotel brand. Occupying a unique position in the hospitality market, we were the first to provide our guests with the serviced apartment concept, combining this with the quality, comfort and customer experience of a boutique hotel.

Edinburgh itself is an incredibly exciting place to be – we’re thrilled to be able to unveil our first Roomzzz Aparthotel in Scotland in a city which has so much vibrancy.

Naveen Ahmed, managing director, Roomzzz

 

Since launching in Leeds 11 years ago, we have rapidly grown and have developments in five cities across the country – Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Chester and Nottingham. Our new development in Stratford, London, will be opening later this year and a brand new aparthotel in Edinburgh will be at the centre of the iconic Edinburgh St James development, opening in 2021. 

Roomzzz Edinburgh will be at the centre of the iconic Edinburgh St James development, opening in 2021.

What makes Edinburgh an attractive market?

Edinburgh itself is an incredibly exciting place to be – we’re thrilled to be able to unveil our first Roomzzz Aparthotel in Scotland in a city which has so much vibrancy. The Edinburgh St James development is the perfect location for the Roomzzz brand.

Home to a huge amount of culture, a strong economy and desirable attractions and transport links, the capital is a thriving city which attracts tourists from across the globe. We saw it as a perfect opportunity to invest and put our name on the prime position in the £1bn Edinburgh St James development. Located in the heart of the city, this 1.7million sq ft space will have 86 retailers and 20 restaurants across four floors, presenting itself as a hub for the city’s leisure and hospitality industry.

With these significant changes and improvements being made in the city centre, we wanted to be a part of this iconic development and cater for the gap in the market, anticipating the huge influx of visitors to this modern tourist destination. 

What jobs will be created?

Our Edinburgh St James development will create 20 employment opportunities for various skill levels from managerial roles, to guest services assistant, cleaners and maintenance jobs. Similar to opportunities at existing Roomzzz Aparthotels, employees will be continuously nurtured and trained to build their skills and contribute to the first-class services provided by Roomzzz Aparthotel. 

Since launching in Leeds 11 years ago, Roomzzz has grown rapidly with developments in five cities across the UK – Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Chester and Nottingham.

What's the vision for your business?

We strive to lead the market, continuing to expand our presence across the UK and beyond. We want to become an internationally recognised brand as well as remaining a highly respected and desired domestic destination.

To maintain our reputation as an award-winning luxury aparthotel brand, we will use innovation, training and investment to bring the best customer experience to every customer – whether that be a corporate trip, a break for two, a visit made by large groups or a family stay.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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