Media Release: Chardon wins planning approval for £15 million hotel at Edinburgh airport

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INGLISTON Hotels, a division of Glasgow-headquartered Chardon Trading, has won planning approval from Edinburgh City Council to build a £15 million new 125-bedroom hotel at Edinburgh Airport.

Located near to its sister 95-bedroom Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport, just five minutes by airport shuttle bus from the terminal building, the hotel will be aimed at the luxury budget market and is anticipated to be operated by Chardon Management, under franchise from a major international hotel brand.

The new hotel marks the latest stage in the development of the Edinburgh International initiative, which aims to transform a massive area of West Edinburgh into Scotland’s Global Hub by building on the existing strength and future growth of the airport under new owner Global Infrastructure Partners to establish a new city quarter.

The hotel is the brainchild of Chardon Management founder and chief executive, internationally-renowned hotelier, Maurice Taylor, who also operates the Holiday Inn Express on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Mr Taylor said: “We are delighted to secure planning approval for this exciting new hotel, which expresses our confidence in the future of the hospitality sector in Edinburgh and our determination to continue to commit to significant investment in growth, despite the challenging economic climate within which we all operate.

“Planning approval for this hotel represents more good news for Edinburgh, marking a further stage in the development of the Edinburgh International project’s aim to enhance, via Edinburgh Airport, the city’s global connectivity by developing the area as an international gateway into Scotland.”

Chardon Management currently manages 35 hotels and seven health and fitness clubs throughout the UK encompassing such leading global brands as Indigo, from InterContinental Hotels Group, Doubletree by Hilton, Best Western & Choice Hotels; Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express as well as many independent properties under their own unique brand.


For further information please contact Nicola Taylor at Chardon Management tel 0141 333 0545

Issued on behalf of Chardon Management by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date30th  July 2012

Notes to Editors

  • Throughout his years in the hospitality sector, Maurice Taylor has been the proud recipient of a plethora of awards, including Lifetime Achievement and Entrepreneur of the Year from a number of august bodies. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde and is presently visiting Professor at the Scottish Hotel School.
  • He was recently inducted as an inaugural member into the Strathclyde Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, a Hall of Fame created to celebrate the achievements of students and alumni that Strathclyde has produced over the years. Other inductees included Sir Tom Hunter, John Logie Baird, James ‘Paraffin’ Young, Ivor Tiefenbrun, Jim McColl, Sir Brian Souter and Ian Graham.
  • Chardon Management’s own brand portfolio comprises: La Bonne Auberge; Limelight Bar & Grill; Triangle Health and Fitness; Tri Health & Beauty and – all of which benefit its hotel owners.
  • Chardon Management employs 50 staff directly whilst its portfolio of managed hotels employs circa 2,500 staff. The turnover of its managed hotels portfolio is £163 million. It intends to expand its portfolio by ten per cent per annum by actively seeking further hotel management contracts with developers, investors and administrators.


Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018