Industry Update
Press Release12 August 2016

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Arrives In Heart Of Scottish Capital

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Offers Stylish Retreat in Historic City Centre

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EDINBURGH, Scotland and MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, 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 Hospitality and is part of their 73-hotel portfolio across the UK and Ireland.

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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 or call +44 131 472 3000.

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

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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