The UK’s first club-owned and operated hotel inside a football stadium has opened its doors to guests in Edinburgh.
Scottish Premiership football club, Heart of Midlothian, has launched its new 25-bedroom hotel and events space within the main stand at the iconic Tynecastle Park in the west of the city.
Tynecastle Park Hotel offers a choice of individually styled guest rooms, including family, executive, and accessible rooms, as well as a club lounge.
The 25 guest rooms have been designed to a high specification, offering comfort and quality throughout, including en-suite shower rooms with marble finish, monsoon showers, and emperor-sized beds. Selected guest rooms provide guests with the option of a live view of the pitch or the city skyline on HD plasma screens.
The award-winning Skyline Restaurant, which sits on the top floor of the main stand, will now be open seven days a week offering both overnight guests and non-residents the finest Scottish seasonal menus.
The well-established conference and events business will have six new meeting and event spaces. This will offer even more choice to stage exhibitions, trade shows, weddings, gala dinners or parties, whether for overnight guests or non-residents. Smaller and more intimate spaces also cater for exclusive boardroom meetings, private cocktail receptions and family gatherings.
Ann Budge, Chair of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, said:
“We’re extremely proud to have reached this significant milestone in the 150-year history of the club and look forward to welcoming overnight guests from around the world to enjoy our award-winning hospitality and facilities.
“Tynecastle Park is the only hotel of its kind found anywhere in the UK and offers a truly unique hotel experience in our iconic Tynecastle Park Stadium – the home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.”
“Driven by our vision of self-sustainability, community, and growth, Tynecastle Park Hotel is owned and managed entirely by Hearts and the success of the hotel directly supports the ambitions of the club.
“Our in-house hospitality team will have full responsibility for running the hotel and providing one-of-a-kind matchday experiences and guest stays.”
As well as its vast supporter base both in Edinburgh and from further afield, Hearts hope to attract international visitors and guests from around the UK looking for high-quality, contemporary accommodation as part of an Edinburgh city break.
Tynecastle Park Hotel is not just for football fans. The new venue is ideally positioned within a few minutes of the city centre, Murrayfield Stadium, and the Edinburgh tram line. Also located on the right side of the city for Edinburgh Airport, this will be a perfect location for all types of visitors, including business travellers.
The opening offer of dinner, bed and breakfast is now available from £150 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Limited guest parking will also be available.