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Ex-council leader backs Edinburgh hotel tourist tax

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Ex-council leader backs Edinburgh hotel tourist tax

A hotel tax in the Capital would boost tourism, create jobs and strengthen the economy, according to former city council leader Donald Anderson.

The idea of a tourist tax – of £1 a night on hotel bills, for example – is controversial, with many in the tourism industry warning it would damage the sector, while supporters argue it would bring in much-needed cash for investment.

The Scottish Government has said it has no plans for such a tax.

But Mr Anderson said it ...

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Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh

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Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

The proposal to convert the former Erskine House into a multi-storey “Yotel” was given council approval and will open at the start of 2019.

There are no plans for significant changes to the main exterior of Erskine House, which is not listed but bounded by category A-registered properties on either side.

The hotel will add ...

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Developers fight to make Edinburgh building into luxury hotel

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Developers fight to make Edinburgh building into luxury hotel

Urbanist Hotels’ latest appeal against its rejected plans for Old Royal High School reopens battle with group wanting site for St Mary’s Music School.

A battle over one of Edinburgh’s most famous neoclassical buildings, the Old Royal High School, has intensified after a hotel consortium stepped up its bid to build a luxury hotel on the site.

The consortium has filed an appeal after councillors unanimously rejected its revised plans to build a smaller “six star” hotel around the A-listed neoclassical building ...

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Mixed month as Aberdeen hotels show signs of stablisation

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Mixed month as Aberdeen hotels show signs of stablisation

Market declines in Aberdeen continue to show signs of stablisation as hotels in Scotland’s three largest cities reported a mixed month during August.

The latest monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research firm LJ Research, showed flat overall performance for city centre hotels in glasgow, strong growth in Edinburgh and a continuation of double-digit negative yields in Aberdeen during the month.

Average room occupancy was highest in Edinburgh with 92% of hotel rooms filled during a month in which ...

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