Chardon Management subsidiary secures approval for new 125 bedroom luxury hotel
Planning has been approved for a new £15 million hotel development near Edinburgh Airport.
Ingliston Hotels, a subsidiary of Glasgow-based Chardon Trading, has won planning approval from Edinburgh City Council to build a 125 bedroom hotel near the company's sister hotel development, the 95 bedroom Quality Hotel.
Edinburgh Council also awarded planning consent in April for a £30 million plan to transform the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston.
Those plans included a new pavilion, exhibition hall, two new hotels and a Scottish centre of excellence for agriculture business.
Chardon Management, the parent company of Chardon Trading, expects to operate the proposed new luxury hotel under franchise from a major international hotel brand.
Hotelier Maurice Taylor, who heads up Chardon Management, said: “We are delighted to secure planning approval for this exciting new hotel, which expresses our confidence in the future of the hospitality sector in Edinburgh and our determination to continue to commit to significant investment in growth, despite the challenging economic climate within which we all operate.
“Planning approval for this hotel represents more good news for Edinburgh, marking a further stage in the development of the Edinburgh International project’s aim to enhance, via Edinburgh Airport, the city’s global connectivity by developing the area as an international gateway into Scotland.”
Chardon Management currently manages 35 hotels and seven health and fitness clubs throughout the UK.
The group also operates Glasgow-based restaurant La Bonne Auberge, which was recently launched within the Quality Hotel at Edinburgh Airport with a view to rolling out the concept across other hotels within the group portfolio.
The group also runs the Triangle Heath and Fitness chain UK health and fitness clubs; Tri Health and Beauty; Limelight Bar & Grill and the website hoteldeals.co.uk.
Glasgow-based Chardon Management currently employs 50 staff directly and its portfolio of managed hotels employs around 2500 staff in total.