Sleeperz Hotels, the innovative UK budget hotel operator, is expanding its sister hotel Cityroomz Edinburgh with a new Princes Street wing made up of 43 rooms and suites.
Sleeperz Hotels has been granted planning permission to develop Princes House, a listed building and three storey office block, next door to its current 72-bed Cityroomz hotel on Shandwick Place near Princes Street in Edinburgh’s West End. The development is being carried out in partnership with Town Centre Securities PLC, a leading UK property and investment company.
Opening – June 2017
The new rooms should be open by June 2017 and will increase occupancy to 115 rooms including new double, twin and family rooms as well as ten suites with kitchenettes and living space. David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: “Our brand of low cost high quality hotel stays has proven a winning formula nationally and we are confident that demand for stylish but affordable rooms in Edinburgh will keep growing.”
Colin Steele, associate director at Caledonia Management Ltd, acting for Town Centre Securities, said: ‘This development is great news for Princes House and the West End of Edinburgh. The area is the cultural heart of Edinburgh, with its World Heritage Site, theatres, arts venues and stunning architecture.
Cityroomz increased bed-stock is a welcome boost and provides affordable accommodation for tourists staying in this vibrant area.”
Ideally placed between Waverley and Haymarket stations and close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Sleeperz is confident the changes will attract business guests wanting longer stays in a suite environment and increase bookings from families and groups.
There will be ten new Cityroomz suitez featuring kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms, dining space, living area, sofas, Freeview flat screen TV’s, bespoke custom made mattresses, laptop safes and tea and coffee facilities.
Glasgow architects Maith Design have been engaged to transform the space and deliver the ambitious expansion plans.
• 23 double rooms
• 6 Family rooms
• 10 suites (including kitchen, dining area, sofas and living space)
• 2 Cabin (Bunk) Twin rooms
• 1 accessible family room
• 2 accessible double rooms
Cityroomz Edinburgh opened in May 2013 with 72 rooms and a rooms-based limited service philosophy. Its location, next to Princes Street and within easy walking distance of The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, has made it a popular choice for city breakers and travellers on a budget. Guests enjoy stylish interior design, custom made pocket-sprung beds, free and fast Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast is available daily.
Occupancy at Cityroomz Edinburgh has consistently been above 85% with market leading RevPar performance (source STR). This investment in the Scottish capital follows an agreement for Sleeperz Hotels to open a new 120-bed hotel above Dundee Railway Station in 2017. Construction work started earlier this year.
Sleeperz are currently in discussions about further hotels in Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow.