York Place, Edinburgh
44 York Place is located in the city centre of Edinburgh in the retail and leisure hub of Picardy Place. The building was formerly an HMRC office that was extended and converted into a 127 room hotel. Mark Emlick developed the hotel concept for this building which had been empty for three years and applied for the planning permission for the change of use and designed the conversion to the specific requirements of the hotel operator. Mark and his team were successful in arranging a long term lease to the hotel chain Premier Inn and also a forward funding and sale agreement with a pension fund investor to create a project with a investment value of £17m.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
The Radisson Blu is a five-star hotel in Glasgow located on Argyle Street next to the Central Station. The hotel was designed by Glasgow architects Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop and its visually striking frontage and has become a well known city centre landmark known for its sculptural copper wall. The hotel has 247 rooms and suites as well as some of the best conferencing facilities in Glasgow able to hold up to 800 people. The freehold building was purchased for £73m which included the hotel operated under management by Rezidor Hotels and Resort, together with ground floor retail units and a gym. Radisson Blu is part of the global portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.