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Edinburgh Marina Holdings, the developer behind Edinburgh Marina appointed McLaughlin & Harvey as the main contractor for the first phase of the new development at Edinburgh’s waterfront.

Phase one of the development is a new 373 berth Edinburgh Marina with 24/7 access to the sea at all tides along with a new 187 bedroom Hyatt Regency Spa & Conference Hotel with 98 serviced apartments, the luxury Royal Wharf Living for Retirement residential scheme and three residential apartment blocks of 338 apartments.

With 187 guestrooms and 98 apartments, Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina is expected to open in 2021

Matthew Garstang, Finance Director at Edinburgh Marina Holdings, said: “We are extremely pleased to have appointed McLaughlin & Harvey as the main contractor for the first phase of the landmark Edinburgh Marina development. Their track record and experience will help us deliver this world-class development which will create much needed new homes, as well as unique leisure and commercial facilities for the Scottish capital.”

Philip Cheevers, Managing Director at McLaughlin & Harvey, added: “We are delighted to be part of the delivery team for Edinburgh Marina which is one of Scotland’s most exciting new development projects. At McLaughlin & Harvey we pride ourselves on considerate and responsible construction, and our approach to Edinburgh Marina is no different. We look forward to starting on site to ensure the developer’s vision becomes reality.”

Guido Fredrich, regional vice president development Europe for Hyatt said when the new hotel was announced in late 2018 : “I am thrilled that Hyatt is announcing plans for the first Hyatt hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the exciting new Edinburgh Marina development.

“Edinburgh Marina is the perfect foundation for us to launch our brand in Scotland, opening a new era for Hyatt and creating a great new tourism opportunity for Edinburgh.”

Hyatt Regency Edinburgh Marina will have guestrooms and apartments, a 10,000 square feet conference and banquet center, as well as a restaurant and bar. The new hotel will also feature a spa with boutique fitness classes and therapies. With these convenient amenities, and a prime location just outside the city centre, this hotel is heralded by Hyatt as a ‘one-stop shop destination for both domestic and international travellers in Scotland’s historic capital’.