23rd March 2017

A General Manager has been appointed to lead the team at the brand new Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West hotel, when it opens in summer 2017.

Experienced hotelier Will Macpherson will be tasked with overseeing the launch and management of the new 160 bedroom modular build hotel, sited on the Heriot Watt University Campus in Edinburgh, as well as ensuring its ongoing success.

The new hotel, located to the west of Edinburgh city centre adjacent to Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centre and only a few miles from Edinburgh airport, will provide much needed accommodation and meeting space to the city.

Will Macpherson, began his 20-year career in hospitality in Edinburgh, and boasts an impressive CV having worked with some of the most reputable brands in the industry - most recently as general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre.

Will, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West, said: "This will be the first hotel launch I've had the opportunity to oversee and I'm relishing the start of an exciting and challenging journey both for myself professionally and that of the property.

"The new hotel is shaping up nicely and will be another exciting offering for the capital. Located only six miles from the Edinburgh city centre and with excellent transport links, the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West will be ideal for business travellers as well as tourists. I look forward to welcoming guests and visitors when we open this summer."

The hotel is owned and being developed by Polcom Developments, best known for its award-winning, specialised modular construction across Europe.

Polcom Developments has appointed the UK's leading independent hotel management company, RBH , to take full responsibility for the venue's operations when it opens its doors this summer.

John Stuart, Chief Operating Officer at RBH, said: "Will is an exceptional hotelier, with a stellar background working within the biggest brands in the industry and I'm delighted that RBH have been able to tempt him back to the capital to take the helm of what promises to be a fantastic new hotel."

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