The first phase of a £15 million investment in a North Queensferry Hotel, which could bring 100 jobs, has seen the unveiling of a new eaterie.
The Newcastle-based Cairn Hotel Group has unveiled the Shore Grill & Fish House at The Queensferry Hotel.
The Shore is the latest venue from the creators of the award-winning Twenty Princes Street and Juniper cocktail bar in Edinburgh.
Ceiling to floor windows take full advantage of the views of the new Queensferry Crossing.
Other distinguishing features include a carved wooden ceiling which nods to The Shore’s maritime location and brass details which pay homage to the world famous bridges on its doorstep.
In addition to the new restaurant and bar, the Cairn Hotel Group has undertaken a complete refurbishment of the existing hotel including the addition of 64 new bedrooms, the creation of a new function suite and a new double height reception area.
Work on these areas is nearing completion and the hotel is due to be re-launched as the Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing in the autumn, with the Cairn Hotel Group retaining ownership and management of the property.
General manager Stuart Douglas said: “We are really excited about The Shore and our launch is well timed to capitalise on the huge influx of visitors that the opening of the Queensferry Crossing will attract.
“The new restaurant and the hotel’s rebrand as a Double Tree by Hilton in the next few months will be hugely positive for the local area and the substantial investment reflects our belief in the potential of the hotel.
“We are confident that the new restaurant and investment in the hotel facilities will have a wide appeal to both locals and visitors to the area, capitalising on the hotel’s unrivalled location and views of the Forth and the bridges.
“Our investment is also good news for the local economy, as we anticipate employing over 100 people when work is complete, and we will be investing heavily in marketing to ensure that it becomes established as a leading venue.”