Newly-renovated Hilton also receives nomination for national Hotel of the Year
The Hilton Edinburgh Carlton has been crowned Business Hotel of the Year 2017 (Edinburgh & the Lothians) at the regional Scottish Hotel Awards.
Owned and operated by Amaris Hospitality, the newly-renovated Edinburgh hotel has also secured a nomination for the national Hotel of the Year award to be announced in April.
The iconic venue, which is situated just off the Royal Mile, has recently benefited from £17 million of investment – ploughing millions of pounds into its offering for business and corporate clients – and re-launched in August 2016 as the 16th hotel in Hilton’s Scottish portfolio.
Claire Livingston, General Manager at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this wonderful award which highlights the positive journey the hotel has made. It is such an exciting time at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, which has been transformed and restored to its illustrious stature and now offers top-notch meetings and events facilities for our business guests.”
The hotel has been refurbished to return the Grade B listed building to its former glory. Every space has been transformed, including renovations of all 211 bedrooms, the addition of a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill and the refurbishment of events spaces.
A significant amount of the investment has been dedicated to the hotel’s seven exclusive meeting spaces and break-out areas, including the Highland Suite with its panoramic views across the city through gothic-style high arch windows and ceilings.
The conference and events areas have been renovated with the MICE (meetings, incentives & corporate events) market in mind.
The seven meeting and function rooms located on the first floor have been designed to be highly flexible spaces equipped with contemporary comfortable furnishings and modern meeting technology, including the latest AV equipment, a built-in PA system, LCD projection screens, LED TVs and complimentary WiFi, meaning they can be utilised for presentations, meetings or events and can accommodate up to 220 guests.