Palm Holdings announces UK portfolio expansion

Foyer of the hotel.

Foyer of the hotel.

TORONTO — On Thursday June 1, Toronto-based Palm Holdings officially purchased their 4th Edinburgh Collection property, the Haymarket Hub Hotel.

The Edinburgh Collection, a member of Palm Holdings, has expanded its UK portfolio with the acquisition of The Tune Hotel in Edinburgh. The hotel has 189 bedrooms and provides efficiently designed space for the modern traveller and has been re-branded as the Haymarket Hub Hotel due to its proximity to the city’s Haymarket Station and enhanced technology offering for guests. 

Located in Edinburgh’s West End, it sits directly opposite Edinburgh’s Haymarket Station with its direct train lines to and from London Kings Cross, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. The hotel also benefits from access to Edinburgh Airport via the Airlink bus and tram service. 

Hypnos bed.

Hypnos bed.

The new “business class” offering will include enhanced facilities and inclusive services for traveller convenience. The contemporary and innovative design maximises bedroom space and each room offers superior quality beds from Hypnos, power showers and luxury toiletries. 

Guests can stay connected throughout their visit with Handy smart phones – the first to arrive in Scotland. With free data and free UK and internationals calls to 10 countries including Australia, China, India and the U.S., they can stay in touch 24/7 inside and outside the hotel. The smart phones will enable users to access the latest city news, events, discover the best restaurants and bars and explore the capital using Google maps. 

Going forward, In-Room Entertainment will enable guests to watch the latest films and sports. There are also plans to expand the lounge area with an Illy Café. with plenty of USB ports and charging points for mobile phones and laptops. 

The bar.

The bar.

“This new addition to our Edinburgh portfolio will enable us to further meet the demands of a variety of visitors and travellers to Scotland’s capital,” said Ricky Kapoor, managing director of the Edinburgh Collection. “The Haymarket Hub Hotel is about being connected, exploring the city and recharging, an exciting new concept which will satisfy even the most discerning of today’s modern travellers including the millennials. 

“The Edinburgh Collection is now very well placed to provide a variety of accommodation styles for those looking for luxury breaks to corporate and leisure visitors seeking excellent value for money. Each of our Edinburgh venues offers its own unique character and appeal.” 

Sheetal Kapoor, group CEO, Palm Holdings, commented, “we are extremely excited with this UK acquisition as it follows on the heels of the purchase of the Holiday Inn Orlando SW Celebration Area only six weeks ago and makes us one step closer to achieving a total room count of in excess of 2000 rooms.”