Sleeperz unveils Princes Street expansion at Edinburgh Hotel

Bedroom Cityroomz Suite

Sleeperz Hotels, the innovative UK budget hotel operator, has completed a 43-room expansion of its Cityroomz Edinburgh hotel with a new wing accessible via Princes Street.

Sleeperz has converted Princes House, a former three storey office block, into a deluxe wing made up of superior double, family and cabin rooms; as well as ten suites with kitchenettes and lounges.

David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: “Sleeperz is excited to unveil an additional 43 high quality hotel rooms, including our first-ever suites, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

Our guests can stay next door to one of the UK’s best shopping streets, in a world-famous Capital city, for a great-value price – a formula we’re confident will be successful – and deliver important growth in Edinburgh’s visitor economy.”

The Cityroomz suites are the first to be introduced across Sleeperz’ portfolio of affordable design-led hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh and are aimed at attracting business travellers, families and couples seeking longer city breaks.

A new suite at Cityroomz Edinburgh

Modern and practical living spaces in Cityroomz Edinburgh Suites

The suite bathrooms feature flooring printed with a city street map of Edinburgh, showing landmarks and locations including Shandwick Place.

Edinburgh street map bathroom flooring

A street map of Edinburgh printed on bathroom flooring at Cityroomz

The expansion increases bed-stock to 115 rooms at Cityroomz Edinburgh, which is located on Shandwick Place between Waverley and Haymarket stations and close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The development comes before Sleeperz Hotel open a new 120 room hotel above Dundee Railway Station, opposite the new V&A Museum, in 2018. The new hotel is part of a £1bn programme to regenerate Dundee Waterfront.

Cityroomz Expansion – STATS

43 new rooms

10 Suites (including kitchenettes, dining area, sofas and living space)

22 Superior Double rooms

6 Family rooms

3 Accessible rooms (including 1 Family room)

2 Cabin Twin rooms

A new family room at Cityroomz Edinburgh

Family room at Cityroomz Edinburgh Princes Street Wing

Suites you Edinburgh

Cityroomz suites are fitted with kitchenettes, Smeg appliances, en-suite bathrooms, dining space, living area, sofas, wall-mounted flat screen TV’s, super-king and king-size beds, bespoke custom made Sleepeezee mattresses, laptop safes and tea and coffee facilities.

Glasgow architects Maith Design was appointed to transform the disused office block into stylish and affordable living spaces.

The expansion was delivered in partnership with Town Centre Securities PLC, a leading UK property and investment company.

Colin Steele, acting on behalf of Town Centre Securities, said: “We are delighted to have worked with Sleeperz on this exciting project, the development of Princes House completes the regeneration of this part of Shandwick Place and will bring further footfall into the West End of Edinburgh.”

Cityroomz Edinburgh opened in May 2013 with 72 rooms and a rooms-based limited service philosophy.

Guests enjoy stylish interior design, custom made pocket sprung beds, free and fast Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast available daily.

Occupancy at Cityroomz Edinburgh has consistently been above 85% with market leading RevPar performance (source STR).

Sleeperz Hotels was advised by Jonathan Sutton of Lewis Sutton property consultants.

For more about Sleeperz Hotels and its sister brand Cityroomz, visit: www.cityroomz.com and Sleeperz Hotels:www.sleeperz.com

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Notes to Editors

Sleeperz Hotels is a new and innovative UK budget hotels business.

It opened its first UK hotel in the Welsh capital Cardiff in 2008 and is working to a plan to expand and build further hotels in major UK cities, including Liverpool, Manchester and London.

Sleeperz prides itself on introducing a new generation of compact lifestyle hotels into the UK budget hotels market and creating a design led philosophy of colourful, stylish, compact contemporary rooms at affordable room rates.

Its aim is for its customers to experience stylish urban living in a city centre hotel environment.

Sleeperz also aims to build distinctive buildings that make a positive architectural contribution to the cities in which it chooses to build hotels.

The growth in Sleeperz – and the construction of its second UK hotel in Newcastle – has been driven by a £7m investment in the business by the company's investors, including Andre Hoffmann, and Connection Capital. The debt finance for the Newcastle development is being provided by The Co-operative bank.

Videos detailing the hotel experience are available to watch on YouTube at the following link: www.youtube.com/sleeperzhotels