Moxy opens its second Edinburgh site

Moxy Hotels has announced the opening of the Edinburgh Fountainbridge hotel, its second site in the Scottish capital.

Centrally located on Freer Gait, Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge features 262 guestrooms and a rooftop bar with views of Edinburgh Castle.

The hotel’s interiors play on the building’s history as it has been built on the former site of the renowned Fountainbridge Brewery. Oversized beer tanks take centre stage in the lobby, with beer lines strategically located throughout the social public spaces.

The group also revealed that the rooftop bar and terrace will serve Scottish and International craft beers, with a list of brews not often found on the high-street, as well as tapas bites and speciality cocktails. Locals and guests can also expect to enjoy seasonal screenings from the bar’s built-in cinema.

Taking the helm as Captain, Moxy Hotels’ take on a general manager, is 34-year old Aberdonian, Simon Garrow. Moxy said Garrow has worked in hospitality for 13 years, with 10 years under his belt working at some of Edinburgh’s best hotels.

Garrow said: “It’s really exciting to bring something new to one of the trendiest up and coming areas of the city. There is nothing quite like it in the vicinity and we’re looking forward to guests and locals experiencing the origins of the site, with the quirky brewery theme running throughout the hotel.”

Donovan Sumner, regional director of Operations UK and Italy for Hotel Co. 51, the operating company for Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge, added: “We’re proud to be opening our newest boutique hotel in the heart of Scotland’s capital just two years since opening Moxy Edinburgh Airport.

“Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge will stand out from the crowd as a place where guests can enjoy the latest high-tech features blended with fun and lively social spaces.”

He added: “The original brewery shut back in 2004 and building this hotel on such an iconic site is a real talking point. We look forward to working with Simon Garrow and seeing the hotel thrive using the experience and knowledge he brings.”

The hotel is currently open with rooms currently available to key workers and business travellers during the current nationwide lockdown.

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