North Queens­ferry: New eaterie part of first phase of £15m ho­tel in­vest­ment.

£15m makeover brings new restau­rant, func­tion suite and bed­rooms

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - leeza clark leclark@the­

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.

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