ATLANTA–Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel acquisition, development, management and asset management company, announced today it has been appointed to manage the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh hotel, the international hotel management company’s first property in the city.
The appointment follows a period of significant growth for Valor, which saw its UK portfolio more than double in 2021, after 17 IHG hotels were placed under its management. Valor also recently strengthened its portfolio further, with the addition of two new luxury properties in development in world renowned golf resorts St Andrews, Scotland and Dunluce, Northern Ireland.
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is a 4-star 240-bed hotel located in the heart of the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style, with innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. It is the first Courtyard branded hotel within Valor’s portfolio and is also the latest Marriott brand that the company has managed since its successful launch of the very first two AC by Marriott hotels in the UK, back in 2016.
Brian McCarthy, managing director of UK and Europe at Valor Hospitality, said, “We continue to grow here in the UK, with close to forty hotels now operating under our leadership and we are delighted to be given this opportunity to expand into Edinburgh. “We have aspirations to continue to grow and fully develop our business, which is founded on creating exceptional levels of employee engagement, delivering commercial excellence and maximizing returns for the partners who choose and trust us to work on their behalf.”
Euan McGlashan, global co-founder and CEO of Valor Hospitality, adds, “Hailing from Edinburgh personally, the city holds a special place in my heart. This in addition to our partnership with renowned chef Roy Brett and his Ondine Restaurant means we are bringing our own very special brand of hospitality to this incredible city.”
The addition of the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh takes Valor Hospitality to 85 hotels managed globally, covering IHG, Marriott, Hilton and independent luxury brands.