New major hotel set for Aberdeen

Drum Property Group has submitted plans for a new 90,000 sq ft 210-bedroom hotel in the North Dee area of Aberdeen, as the city's regeneration continues.

Being adjacent to the railway and bus stations, Union Square Shopping Centre and the harbour, the hotel will be ideally located to take advantage of the demand for hotel rooms in Aberdeen.

If approved, Drum’s property would be the latest addition to an Aberdeen hotel market which for years had suffered from a shortage of rooms at peak times.

Several new hotels have been built in recent years and there are others either being built or in the pipeline.

Current developments include the new Holiday Inn Express at Aberdeen International Airport, due to open next week, and Crowne Plaza, which is expected to open on September 1.