Edinburgh hotel, Ten Hill Place, which is operated by Surgeons Quarter and owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has come up with an innovative two-night package to attract customers, benefit staff and the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) too.
The £299 Scotcation deal includes a two-night stay for two, a £100 food and drink voucher, as well as Red Bus tickets. Customers would typically expect to spend a third more on the deal.
Ten percent of the revenue generated will go directly to employees of the Old Town hotel as a gratuity, while an additional 10% will go to the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland’s ‘Emerging Talent of The Industry’ scholarship, which encourages the development of anyone working or studying in the heavily-hit sector.
Scott Mitchell, Managing Director at Surgeons Quarter, (pictured above) said,“With the hospitality sector reopening, we are eager to give something back to the industry which, like many, has had an extremely difficult and uncertain year.
“Our ‘Scotcation’ package offers guests a two-night stay with a host of additional extras to help them explore the city to its fullest – while also boosting the earnings of our staff, all of whom have suffered financially over the past year.
“We felt it was only right our package benefited the sector as a whole and as a result 10% of the cost will be donated to HIT Scotland’s scholarship programme helping to develop emerging talent.
“HIT Scotland has done so much for our industry throughout the last year, so we are delighted to be giving back.
“Nine of our own team members benefitted from these scholarships over the past year and as is the case with many charities normal fundraising routes are currently not available therefore we want to support the future of scholarships by assisting in this way.
David Cochrane MBE, Chief Executive at HIT Scotland, said: “The support from Surgeons Quarter has been welcomed with open arms and the Trust is extremely grateful for this kind offering.
“Hospitality has been hit hard by the pandemic, however we have faith that through innovative offerings like the Scotcation, we will bounce back stronger than ever.
“The revenue donated will go directly towards our scholarship programme which is dedicated to developing emerging talent and will help future generations learn the skills required for a career in the industry.”