Dyce has a new hotel in the shape of Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Airport. The new hotel boasts 155 bedrooms and is the first of two, owned by the company, to open.
General Manager Sandra Brooks said, “In terms of the local market, this fresh, contemporary hotel represents a new dimension to the Hilton family, which will be very well known to many people. It is a significant step forward for the company to open in a key Scottish market such as the North East, where green shoots of recovery make this a great place to be. We very much look forward to the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead as we build our reputation in the area.”
The other Hampton by Hilton is expected to open at Westhill in May and will have 173 bedrooms, a fitness suite, a restaurant and nearly 200 car parking spaces. There will also be a large, landscaped green space to the front of the hotel, which will be open to the public.
Robertson Construction Eastern Ltd has responsibility for both projects working on behalf of owners Bricks Capital, while Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts are operating both. Nicholas Northam, Interstate’s managing director for the UK, said, “We’re thrilled to be opening these two new Hampton by Hilton hotels in the Aberdeenshire region, demonstrating our commitment to supporting the growth and development of the area’s corporate and leisure markets.”
Bricks Capital develops and owns branded hotels, in addition to its own student brand – true student living – which has two developments in Glasgow. The two hotel projects bring the company’s investment in Scottish properties to £100 million.
The hotels have been built using innovative off-site fabrication combined with traditional construction methods. Keith Taylor, Managing Director, Robertson Construction Eastern Limited, said, “It has been a pleasure to have been involved in this project, our teams have embraced the modular construction techniques and we are pleased to have completed it within a shorter time frame than usually expected for this type of development.”