Hilton Hotels & Resorts Arrives in Heart of Scottish Capital

EDINBURGH, Scotland & MCLEAN, Va.–([1])–Hilton
Hotels & Resorts
[2] today announced the official opening of Hilton
Edinburgh Carlton
[3], marking the 16th property in the
Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands in Scotland and the eighth Hilton
Hotels & Resorts hotel in the country. More than four million tourists
visit Edinburgh yearly1 and they can now be welcomed with
Hilton’s brand of hospitality in the heart of the city centre. Hilton
Edinburgh Carlton showcases the rich history of Edinburgh and is within
walking distance of myriad attractions, from the famous Royal Mile,
which it overlooks, to the beautiful St. Giles’ Cathedral. The hotel is
owned and operated by Amaris
[4] and is part of their 73-hotel portfolio across the UK
and Ireland.

Andreas Lackner, vice president, area brand management, Hilton
Worldwide, said, “Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offers a chic hotel
experience in a prime Edinburgh locale with its sleek design, top-notch
amenities and all the benefits and high-quality service expected from
Hilton Hotels & Resorts. We are delighted to be extending our footprint
in Scotland and to welcome guests from all over the world, especially
with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place this month, attracting
thousands of visitors.”

The hotel offers 211 stylish and spacious guest rooms, including junior
suites and executive rooms, all designed with comfort and convenience in
mind to provide a place to relax and unwind or to catch up on work. All
rooms are equipped with a desk, 40-inch TV and modern bathroom. Guests
staying in executive rooms can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks in
the hotel’s Executive Lounge throughout the day. Hilton Edinburgh
Carlton also boasts a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, offering
local produce and a classic dining menu, along with signature dishes and
drinks for guests to sample.

With seven dedicated meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 200
people, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is a superb venue for events and
occasions. The main event room, the Highland Suite, offers panoramic
views across the city and natural daylight with high arch windows and
ceilings. The hotel also offers bespoke dining options for private
events along with dedicated breakout spaces.

John Brennan, CEO of Amaris Hospitality said, “The Carlton Hotel is an
iconic Edinburgh institution and today’s transition marks the completion
of a £17 million complete refurbishment program that has transformed
this unique and seminal hotel. With this significant investment and
upgrade, Amaris Hospitality hopes to restore and transform this
illustrious Grade B listed building for the enjoyment of our guests from
around the world. We look forward to working in conjunction with our
partners at Hilton Worldwide and seeing the Carlton return to its
position as one of Edinburgh’s preeminent hotels.”

Located less than 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport, and just a short
stroll away from iconic attractions, guests can visit the many luxurious
boutiques and array of restaurants and bars that Edinburgh has to offer.
The hotel is also a half-mile from Edinburgh Castle and the lively
Princes Street, along with some of the UK’s top companies making it an
ideal location for business and leisure travelers alike.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton participates in Hilton HHonors®, the
award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide. In celebration
of the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members who book directly through
preferred Hilton channels will receive 5,000 bonus points for a
three-night minimum stay (valid through October 31, 2016) along with
instant benefits including an exclusive member discount that can’t be
found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital check-in.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is located at 19 Northbridge, Edinburgh, EH1
1SD, United Kingdom. For more information or to make reservations,
please visit the hotel’s website on Hilton.com[5]
or call +44 131 472 3000.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-resolution images
at news.hilton.com/carltonedinburgh[6].
More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings
is available at news.hilton.com/openings[7].

1 According to Invest
In Edinburgh

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and
territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its
tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s
portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton,
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by
Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton
Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer
loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book
directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits
including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as
digital amenities that are available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can
check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com[9]
for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook[10],
and Instagram[15].

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming
the world’s travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel
experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the
flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the
standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services
to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the
award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book
directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits,
including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere
else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in
with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com[16]
and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com[17]
or following us on Facebook[18],
and Instagram[20].

About Amaris Hospitality

Amaris Hospitality was established by Lone Star in July 2015 and brought
together a unique portfolio of hotel properties, from four separate
portfolios acquired by Lone Star over the last three years. Last year,
Amaris Hospitality unveiled its plans to rebrand 23 hotels from its
portfolio as part of a £100 million strategy and investment programme
aimed at accelerating the growth and development of the Group’s hotel
portfolio. On completion of the programme, Amaris Hospitality’s three
key business divisions will comprise 73 hotels trading under eight
leading hotel brands. Currently, the Group has over 13,000 rooms,
employs over 5,400 people and its business divisions have combined sales
totalling more than £400 million, making Amaris Hospitality one of the
largest hotel owners and managers in the UK.


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