Accor signs new ibis Edinburgh Airport

Accor, the leading augmented hospitality group, today announces the signing of a new 251-room ibis Red hotel located adjacent to Edinburgh Airport. ibis Edinburgh Airport is being constructed in partnership with Create Developments.

The new-build hotel has been signed under a franchise agreement and is set to open in the first quarter of 2023. Planning consent has been granted today and construction will begin later in the year with the hotel expect to open early 2023.

Featuring ibis’s new contemporary and urban ‘Plaza’ design concept, the hotel will be a truly vibrant space creating flexible social and working hubs that are welcoming living spaces for people to meet, work and play. Hotel and interior specialists ICA, in collaboration with the Accor Design & Technical Services team, will bring the global Plaza design concept to life.

The hotel will be conveniently located next to Edinburgh Airport, offering easy access to the main terminal building of Scotland’s busiest airport, with the city centre easily accessible by tram, car or express bus. Other attractions in close proximity include Edinburgh Zoo only ten minutes away and Edinburgh Castle, which can be reached in under 25 minutes.

The hotel will have 251 guest bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and breakfast area. The complex will also conveniently offer up to three coach parking spaces and 125 car parking spaces. The hotel building will provide superior sound-proofing for the comfort of guests.

Accor’s partner on this project, Create Developments, operates on a nationwide basis. They provide investment, construction, operational and consultancy expertise to deliver unparalleled development opportunities within the hotel sector. The build element will be provided by their sister company Create Construction, experts in high volume accommodation.

Phillip Lassman, Vice President of Development, Accor Northern Europe, said, “We are extremely excited to announce the signing of ibis Edinburgh Airport with our new partner Create Developments. Create Developments has an outstanding track record of joint venture developments and we are looking forward to working with them.

“ibis has always been a trailblazer in the economy hotel sector and the new design concept is a transformation of the brand. We are excited to see the evolution of the network in the UK.

'We believe this new hotel will be a great fit for Edinburgh Airport, offering future leisure and business travellers the perfect design and location for international departures, as well as a base from which to explore the city.”

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Mathison, CEO at Create Developments, said, “With seven live developments at various stages - from planning construction and branding, we are excited about developing our new relationship with Accor and hope that we can continue to support them in their future expansion journey.'