Airport hotel opens its doors

Published: 30 January 2019

An “experiential” hotel brand that is part of global giant Marriott has opened its doors at what is Scotland’s busiest airport.

The 230-bedroom Moxy Edinburgh Airport is described as appealing to both business and leisure travellers, and boasting a book-themed interior in a nod to Edinburgh’s status as a Unesco City of Literature.

Renowned for its festivals and dynamic social scene, Edinburgh is a perfect fit for Moxy and its guests...

John Licence, Vice President of Premium and Select Brands, Marriott International Europe


Chief executive Mads Jacobsen said: “Since launching into the UK market back in December 2016, we continue to strengthen our footprint and are delighted to be adding the energy of the Moxy brand to Edinburgh Airport with this new property.”

Features of Moxy Edinburgh Airport include a hanging book installation, neon book seat alongside its retro games arcade, a bar that doubles as a check-in, and an Edinburgh mural in each bedroom.

The Scottish capital ranked as the UK’s top hotel hotspot in 2018, outperforming London (fourth place), Oxford (fifth), Liverpool (sixth) and Glasgow (seventh).

According to a report from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), Edinburgh was the UK’s most active city for hotel investment, development and growth. 

Hugh Anderson, director of hotels for Lambert Smith Hampton said: “Edinburgh has one of the largest tourist economies in the UK and attracts more international visitors than any other city outside London, which gives it strong and sustained investor and operator appeal...”

Full story via The Scotsman News



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