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New Baxter’s Place Accommodation in the Scottish Capital – 240 Rooms

24 Feb 2017
Location: Baxter’s Place

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

Marriott SVP officially opens Courtyard Edinburgh

A senior Marriott Vice President has travelled to Edinburgh to officially open a £30 million restoration project he initiated more than five years ago, remarking that Edinburgh is a world class destination for the international hotel business.

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel Launch Party:
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

Tim Walton, Regional Vice President, Western Europe, International Development, opened city centre hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh, which with 240 rooms is one of the largest in the capital, on February 23.

photo (L-R) of of Chris Stewart of the Chris Stewart Group and Tim Walton, senior Marriott VP:
Chris Stewart of the Chris Stewart Group and Tim Walton

The four star Courtyard Edinburgh also represents a flagship property for Marriott International given its prime location and sensitive renovation, merging heritage and contemporary style, which was completed by Edinburgh-based property development and investment company Chris Stewart Group.

Courtyard Edinburgh extends through three adjoining Georgian townhouses and into a new building connected by glassed walkways to the rear, offering a variety of views of Calton Hill, Edinburgh’s New Town and across the Firth of Forth.

The renovation cleverly mixes efficient building and design techniques with contemporary interiors and facilities include the all-day bar and restaurant, The Lantern Room, The Stevenson Room which is a boardroom for up to 16 people, designated media pods, a 24/7 market and a fitness centre. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel as well as Courtyard by Marriott’s signature GoBoard touch-screen technology to helps guests get the most out of their stay.

It is, however, the property’s links to the past that make Courtyard Edinburgh so distinct. The hotel’s Baxter’s Place address was once home to Robert Stevenson, the famous Scottish lighthouse engineer and the grandfather of ‘Treasure Island’ author Robert Louis Stevenson. References to its heritage, carefully presented with the help of the Stevenson family and the Northern Lighthouse board, appear in the public areas and in every room, through images, technical drawings and maps.

The Lantern Room Bar:
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

Tim Walton, commenting on the opening, said:

“It’s with immense pleasure that we are officially opening Courtyard Edinburgh after an exciting five years in the making.

“Edinburgh is a world class destination for the international hotel business and is renowned for attracting tourists from across the globe. To bring the modern aesthetic of Courtyard by Marriott to such a fantastic location in the city is superb and I believe that the hotel will be welcomed by both locals and tourists alike.

“The Chris Stewart Group has played an instrumental role in the success of the hotel’s transformation, using its extensive experience in working with heritage-rich properties to create a modern development whilst giving a nod to former resident and lighthouse engineer, Robert Stevenson.

“We are now all looking forward to welcoming business travellers, tourists and locals to enjoy this fantastic hotel.”

The hotel is owned and was developed by Edinburgh-based real estate company Chris Stewart Group, which specialises in complex urban regeneration and heritage projects, and is managed and operated by RedefineBDL Hotels, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.

The Lantern Room, Courtyard Edinburgh:
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

Chris Stewart of Chris Stewart Group said:

“The opening of Courtyard Edinburgh signals a very exciting time in Edinburgh, as the property sector here continues to attract inward investment.

“Partnering with the likes of Marriott gave us a great opportunity to continue our work with complex urban regeneration and redevelopment, and turn the former Georgian home of Robert Stevenson into a modern hotel in the centre of Edinburgh.

“Our ambition was to create a modern development which brought the area back to life. We believe we have achieved this and are extremely proud of our work here at Courtyard Edinburgh.”

The Snug at Courtyard, Edinburgh:
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control.

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About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 hotels in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts.

27 Jul 2016

The Edinburgh Grand – St Andrew Square Development

Grand Reveal for Edinburgh’s Newest Tourism Development

Developer: Chris Stewart Group

Scottish Capital Project for Lateral City Apartments

27th of July 2016 – Plans for the major renovation of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s former home on St Andrew Square into one of Edinburgh’s newest tourism developments have been announced (on 28 July).

Due to open in summer 2017, The Edinburgh Grand is the latest addition to luxury accommodation provider, Lateral City Apartments’ portfolio of beautifully appointed serviced accommodation.

The Edinburgh Grand

Positioned on the south-east corner of the vibrant square, the building will comprise 50 luxury apartments, many of which will feature retained original detailing. Plans also include restaurants, bars, retail outlets and a gym.

The Edinburgh Grand Development by the Chris Stewart Group

For more information about Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel by Chris Stewart Group visit

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St Andrew Square

St James Quarter Edinburgh
St James Quarter Edinburgh
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St James Quarter

St Andrew’s House

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