North Queensferry: New eaterie part of first phase of £15m hotel investment.
£15m makeover brings new restaurant, function suite and bedrooms
The first phase of a £15 million investment in a North Queensferry hotel, which could bring 100 jobs, has seen the unveiling of a new eaterie.
The Newcastle-based Cairn Hotel Group has unveiled the Shore Grill & Fish House at the Queensferry Hotel.
The Shore is the latest venue from the creators of the award-winning Twenty Princes Street and Juniper cocktail bar in Edinburgh.
Floor-to-ceiling windows take full advantage of the views of the new Queensferry Crossing.
Other distinguishing features include a carved wooden ceiling and brass details that pay homage to the bridges on its doorstep.
In addition to the new restaurant and bar, the Cairn Hotel Group has completely refurbished the existing hotel, including adding 64 bedrooms, a new function suite and a double height reception area.
Work on these areas is nearing completion and the hotel is due to be relaunched as the Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing in the autumn, with the Cairn Hotel Group retaining ownership and management of the property.
General manager Stuart Douglas said: “The new restaurant and the hotel’s rebrand as a Double Tree by Hilton in the next few months will be hugely positive for the local area and the substantial investment reflects our belief in the potential of the hotel.
“We are confident that the new restaurant and investment in the hotel facilities will have a wide appeal to both locals and visitors to the area, capitalising on the hotel’s unrivalled location and views of the Forth and the bridges.
“Our investment is also good news for the local economy, as we anticipate employing over 100 people when work is complete, and we will be investing heavily in marketing to ensure that it becomes established as a leading venue.”
New floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant offer panoramic views of the Forth bridges.
The owners of the renamed DoubleTree by Hilton believe in the hotel’s potential to attract visitors.