Aberdeen set to open 1,600 new hotel rooms

An estimated 1,600 new hotel rooms are expected to open in Aberdeen over the next 18 months, in line with the launch of the city's new convention centre in 2018.

Aberdeen plans to expand its business hotel offerings
Aberdeen plans to expand its business hotel offerings

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Dyce, which will feature a 9,000sqm arena, is expected to significantly boost the number of business events in the city.

To meet the expected accommodation demands, Visit Aberdeen said the city would be increasing its total number of hotel rooms to more than 5,500. New openings include the 155-room Hampton by Hilton Hotel, which will open next year; the 193-room Holiday Inn Express, which opened in May and the 165-room Crowne Plaza, which will open in September and feature meeting space for up to 258 delegates.

Other proposals include the Sandman Hotel group, Moxy Hotels and a Marriott Residence.

Andrew Pratt, business tourism executive at Visit Aberdeen, said the growth reflected the city’s developments. "When the new convention centre opens we’re going to have a much larger capacity for meetings and events. We need to manage that in terms of accommodation." 

More:

AECC reports record month for hotels 

Sandman Hotel Group to develop Aberdeen property 

Aberdeen's AECC expands events team

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