Kick-off announced for iconic new Edinburgh hotel08 December 2023
For the first time in its 150-year history, Scottish Premiership football club, Heart of Midlothian, has unveiled its bold plans to launch a new 25-bedroom hotel and events space as part of its ambitious growth plans.
Integrated within the main stand at the iconic Tynecastle Park in the west of the city, this will be the UK’s first club-owned and operated hotel inside a football stadium.
The Tynecastle Park Hotel will offer a choice of individually styled guest rooms, including family, executive and accessible rooms. There will also be a club lounge and a choice of six new dedicated meeting, conference and event spaces.
The 25 guest rooms are being designed to a high specification, offering comfort and quality throughout, including en-suite shower rooms with marble finish, monsoon showers and emperor-sized beds. Selected guest rooms will use the latest technology to provide guests with the option of a live view of the pitch or city skyline on HD plasma screens.
The well-established and award-winning Skyline Restaurant, which sits on the top floor of the main stand will be open seven days a week offering overnight guests and non-residents the finest Scottish seasonal menus.
The new Tynecastle Park Hotel provides easy access to the city centre, Edinburgh Airport and Murrayfield Stadium for people looking for high quality, contemporary accommodation as part of an Edinburgh city break.
Ann Budge from Tynecastle Park Hotel and Heart of Midlothian Football Club, said:
“Tynecastle Park is set to offer a truly unique hotel experience in our iconic Tynecastle Park Stadium – the home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Owned and operated entirely by the club, the hotel is Hearts’ newest and boldest venture. It’s also the only hotel of its kind found anywhere in the UK.
“As part of our ambitious growth plans both on and off the pitch, our in-house hospitality team will take full responsibility for running the hotel and providing one-of-a-kind matchday experience and guest stays.
“The hotel rooms and additional conference and events space will offer the club an ideal opportunity to host even more events at Tynecastle while appealing to the millions of visitors that Edinburgh attracts each year as the UK’s second most visited city.”
Ann Budge added:
“As well as our vast supporter base both in the local area and from further afield, we hope to attract international visitors and guests from around the UK looking for high quality, contemporary accommodation as part of an Edinburgh city break.
“It’s not just a hotel for football fans. Tynecastle Park Hotel is ideally positioned within a few minutes of the city centre, Murrayfield Stadium and the Edinburgh tram line. Also located on the right side of the city for Edinburgh Airport, this will be a perfect location for all types of visitors, including business travellers.”
Driven by a vision of self-sustainability, community and growth, the Tynecastle Park Hotel is owned and managed completely by the football club. The success of the hotel directly supports the ambitions of the club.
The opening offer of dinner, bed and breakfast will be available from £150 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Limited guest parking will also be available.
For more information about Heart of Midlothian Football Club visit www.heartsfc.co.uk