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Courtyard Edinburgh set to create 100 jobs

Michael and Libby
City centre hotel, Courtyard Edinburgh is creating 100 jobs for local residents ahead of its opening in December.
Courtyard Edinburgh, from Marriott International, is a contemporary four star hotel located next to the Playhouse. General Manager Douglas Winfield has recently appointed a range of key appointments to start the recruitment drive.

Looking to fill 100 FTE positions across all aspects of the business, the recruitment will be overseen by HR Manager Libby Robertson and Operations Manager Michael Nawrot.

Michael joins from Malmaison and Waldorf Astoria hotel groups, while Libby brings over a decade’s worth of hospitality experience and is responsible for providing a full HR service to the Courtyard Edinburgh’s employees. As a new venture, Courtyard Edinburgh offers a unique opportunity for employees to join the business at the start, ahead of the launch in December.

Douglas Winfield, General Manager at the Courtyard Edinburgh, said: “We’re in the process of creating something very special with Courtyard Edinburgh and our staff will reflect that. We value individuality and style and are looking to attract recruits to a wide range of opportunities across the business. “With an excellent senior team in place, we now need dedicated staff who will all play a key role in getting the hotel up and running.

“Bringing their industry insight and experience, Michael and Libby have a clear idea of the positions we have to fill and what attributes successful candidates will need to demonstrate.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time and it’s not often that in any line of work that staff get an opportunity to get in at the start, helping establish the ambience, quality and high standards of customer care we’ll be creating at Edinburgh’s latest, stylish hotel.”

Courtyard Edinburgh is aimed at business travellers looking for a place where they can ‘switch off’; leisure travellers and local residents.

With 240 rooms, the hotel has a bold and fun style that shines through its décor and innovative mix of vibrant social areas – the café, bar and restaurant – alongside relaxed work spaces within the hotel’s vast open plan entrance. It’s the third Courtyard hotel in Scotland from Marriott International and comprises a series of three adjoining Georgian townhouses, one of which was home to Robert Stevenson, the famous Scottish lighthouse engineer and the grandfather of ‘Treasure Island’ author Robert Louis Stevenson.

The hotel is owned and being developed by Edinburgh-based real estate company Chris Stewart Group, best known for its award-winning Advocate’s Close development in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and will be managed and operated by Redefine|BDL Hotels, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company. It will employ up to 100 FTE.

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