Room to Grow for Queensferry Hotels

Scottish hospitality group Queensferry Hotels is investing £1.4m in the renovation and expansion of its two four-star properties in Edinburgh and Fife.

Expansion works have already been completed at Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline, with the construction of a new bespoke restaurant, bar and terrace.

The Botanist restaurant, which opened last month, seats 60, and offers a menu of modern British cuisine made using produce sourced from across Scotland. The extension will boost the hotel’s capacity to host private dinners and events.

The group is also set to build four new bedrooms at its Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh, raising the total number of guestrooms to 70 and enabling the hotel to welcome up to 144 guests from May 2018.

Best Western Keavil House refurbishment 2018 dinning room
Best Western Keavil House restaurant
Best Western Keavil House refurbishment 2018

The foyer of the Bruntsfield will also undergo a complete redesign to ensure that the whole hotel is finished to a high standard, and two of the hotel’s smaller guestrooms will each be remodelled to feature a range of high design, contemporary amenities, including a walk-in shower room and a large multimedia TV. Additionally, the hotel has installed a new lift, redesigned its banqueting & events space, renovated its guest corridors and upgraded both the guest WiFi and administration IT networks.

Russell Imrie, managing director of Queensferry Hotels, said: “This investment in our hotels will allow us to not only retain our current customer base, but also future-proof our properties in an increasingly crowded hospitality market.

“We’re always looking at how we can better accommodate our guests, and we’re now in an even stronger position to compete and to create brilliant customer experiences for our guests.”

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For more information please contact:

Russell Imrie

Managing Director

Queensferry Hotels Ltd

T: 0131 622 8160 | 07831 173687

E: [email protected]

Editors’ notes:

Edinburgh-based Queensferry Hotels purchased the Bruntsfield Hotel in 1981 before acquiring the Keavil House Hotel in 1988. Both properties are currently operated by Queensferry Hotels under the Best Western Plus brand, and last year generated a combined turnover of £6m.

The Bruntsfield Hotel is a 4-star townhouse hotel just a short walk from Edinburgh city centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s perfectly located for both leisure breaks and business in the city and enjoys open views across Bruntsfield Links park and the Meadows park.

Keavil House Hotel is a leading country house & leisure spa in a beautiful, rural setting. Nestling in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, it's the perfect venue for weddings and business meetings. The hotel is just a short drive from Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh International airport and provides a gateway to the pretty coastal villages and beaches of Fife.

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