Edinburgh Scotland Intercontinental Hotel
Bosses at a posh Edinburgh hotel have been accused of "cynical opportunism" after opening the door to hundreds of workers last month. The InterContinental Hotels Group told staff at the Intercontinental Hotel in Edinburgh that it had been axing staff since early August and blamed the "impact of covid" for the job cuts. Hotel sources told reporters in Edinburgh that the hotel management had held a meeting with angry staff yesterday (Tuesday) when they told them they were being sacked.
IG manages 33 IHG branded hotels in Scotland, run by franchise owners, and the chain owns the Intercontinental Hotel in Glasgow, the Royal Albert Hall in Edinburgh and four other hotels. It had previously confirmed it was consulting on the future of four luxury Scottish hotels - including the four InterContinental hotels in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Stirling - as part of its review of the business.
IHG currently operates 349 hotels under eight brands in the UK, including Intercontinental, InterContinental Express, Grand Hyatt, Hilton, JW Marriott and Marriott International, with a further 26 planned. IHGs currently have 345 hotels under four brands - including hotel brands such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth II Hotel and St. James's Park Hotel - with 29 planned and a further 345 restaurants under three brands: the Grand Hotel, St. George's Palace and St. Patrick's House.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) will reintegrate Intercontinental Edinburgh and The George as part of the company's expansion into Scotland as it continues its transformation into one of Scotland's most iconic hotels.
Located in the central area of the New Town, The InterContinental Edinburgh and The George are surrounded by some of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions, including the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Scottish National Park. They offer a fantastic range of events, including the annual Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival of Music and Arts and a host of other events. Other attractions include Queen's Park Zoo, the Royal Albert Hall and Edinburgh Castle. TheGeorge will be a fabulous addition to the brand and mark the return of Intercontinental Edinburgh to its traditional home in Edinburgh's central business district.
Edinburgh is a tourist heavyweight, offering tourists and locals alike a variety of attractions that keep luring people here.
The expansion of the airlift has been instrumental in this success and this year marks the opening of the first InterContinental hotel in the Scottish capital in more than a decade. Confirming the hotel deal between Inter Continents, Tiger Developments "managing director said:" Bringing Intercontinental to Scotland and the capital is good news for us and good news for Edinburgh. This builds on our successful opening of our first hotel at the Royal Albert Hall last year, further demonstrating our commitment to increasing our luxury presence in the UK and worldwide.
He added: "The hotel has been established in Edinburgh for a long time and has a very good relationship with the authorities.
The George commented: "At the opening of the InterContinental Edinburgh The George, I wrote about the historic building housing one of Scotland's most famous writers and poets, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a number of other famous writers, poets and artists. He said the landmark agreement will give Scotland's first Intercontinental Hotel access to the world's largest collection of historic buildings in the UK.
He said: "Edinburgh is a unique city that we have known for 16 years and is the perfect interface between old and new. The George is the perfect cross between old and new, with the largest collection of historic buildings in the UK and the first Intercontinental Hotel in Scotland.
InterContinental Edinburgh is located in the central area of the New Town The George is surrounded by the historic buildings of Edinburgh Castle, St George's Park and the Old Town. With its ideal location and incredible sense of place, it is ideal for families and couples looking for a central location in historic Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle houses the weapon, which is detonated at 1am, as well as a number of other iconic buildings including the Royal Albert Hall and Edinburgh Cathedral.
The stone entrance is replicated and sepia images adorn the walls, and the staff are crafted in their traditional black and white colours with a touch of colour.
The George is located in the central area of the New Town, in the midst of a number of historic buildings, including the Royal Albert Hall and the George Hotel. Since it was first used as a hotel in 1881, the hotel has welcomed guests such as Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mary II, while it was also once home to Susan Ferrier, known as the Scottish Jane Austen. Today, it is a unique listed building, located in the heart of one of Scotland's most important tourist attractions and a hub of cultural life in the city. The George Hotel is surrounded by a number of historic buildings in Edinburgh, from the Royal Palace to the National Museum of Scotland. Located in a central area of New City, with its own museum, the hotel is the only hotel of its kind in Scotland.