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Axcel open The River Ness Hotel

The River Ness Hotel in Inverness, Scotland’s first Radisson Individual Hotel, opened its doors on 5th July ahead of a ‘staycation boom’ for the Highlands predicted by property advisors Avison Young.

The Church Street hotel, built on the site of the former Department of Work and Pensions office block, by owners Axcel Hospitality, has 76 rooms, a bistro, bar and gym. Its customer base is expected to include both business and leisure travellers.

Axcel Hospitality acquired and developed the hotel and Avison Young supported the project and provided a feasibility study. It has also supported other Axcel projects including the Voco Hotel which opened in Edinburgh recently.

Ian Derrick, director in Avison Young’s hotels and leisure team, said, “Inverness has been one of the UK’s top-performing hotel markets in recent years – this has been driven by the increasing tourism profile of the city and the wider Highland region, and reinforced by the limited supply of new hotel developments.

“The River Ness Hotel is opening at a perfect time to take full advantage of the incoming Highland staycation boom this summer.”

Axcel Hospitality director Oushan Deeljore said, “We are confident this will be a great addition to our existing portfolio of hotels in the UK.”

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