Braehead, Renfrewshire, first choice for Scotland''s first Sleep Inn

16 Oct 2006

Choice Hotels Europe, one of Europe's largest hotel companies with more than 350 hotels across 14 countries, has announced that it will be opening its first Sleep Inn hotel in Scotland at Braehead, Renfrewshire.

The hotel is being developed by Heritage London and Hanover UK Ltd., who are developing a number of Sleep Inns across the UK and have purchased a prominent site adjacent to the M8 motorway and near IKEA for the Sleep Inn.

Sleep Inn Braehead will be the first hotel to serve the rapidly growing Braehead regeneration area, which comprises business, leisure and residential development, and the Braehead Shopping Centre.  Around £500m has been invested in Braehead by the private sector and some 4300 people are currently employed on site.

Sleep Inn Braehead will have around 90 bedrooms, a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms and extensive parking.  Representing an investment in excess of £6m, the new hotel will create 35 new full and part-time jobs with rooms priced at a highly competitive £55-65 per night.   Construction will start shortly and is due to be completed in August 2007.

David Jason (Managing Director) of Heritage London and Hanover UK Ltd. commented: "We are delighted to be bringing Scotland's first Sleep Inn to Shiel's Gate Business Park in Braehead, Renfrewshire.   It is the ideal location for a brand that offers high quality and excellent value.  

He added: "Both ourselves and Choice Hotels have been greatly impressed by Braehead, which is one of Europe's most successful examples of retail-led mixed-use regeneration.  Sleep Inn Braehead will provide a vital service to this expanding community and make a major contribution to Braehead's ongoing success."

Rosemary Coles, Group Development Manager with Capital Shopping Centres, the owners of Braehead said: "We are very pleased to have signed the deal to bring Sleep Inn to Braehead.  There are now over 20 million visitors to the Shopping Centre alone and we have rapid growth in leisure visitors and expanding residential and business communities.   There is a real need for hotel accommodation to serve the Braehead and Renfrew area and we are sure that Sleep Inn will be very successful".

CB Richard Ellis represented CSC and Colliers CRE represented Heritage London and Hanover UK Ltd.

More information:
Ian Spinney, Spinney & Partners, 0141 338 6700

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels Europe has four hotel brands - Sleep Inn, Comfort, Quality and Clarion - positioned as providing excellent value for money to business and leisure travellers.  It is part of a global franchised hotel chain, Choice Hotels International.  The company belongs to a network of over 5000 hotels world wide and was founded in North America where for more than 60 years the hotels have been famous for providing excellent value for money.

  • Artist's impression of Sleep Inn