Hospitality

Hearts set to open new hotel at Tynecastle

Featured image credit: Tynecastle Park Hotel

Featured image credit: Tynecastle Park Hotel

Scottish Premiership football club Heart of Midlothian has announced that its new on-site hotel will open at Tynecastle Park in early 2024.

The 25-bedroom hotel and events space will be integrated within the main stand at Tynecastle, with Hearts claiming that it will be the first club-owned and operated hotel inside a UK football stadium.

The Tynecastle Park Hotel will offer a choice of individually styled guest rooms, including family, executive and accessible rooms. The space will also feature a club lounge and a choice of six new dedicated meeting, conference and event spaces.

The guest rooms will feature en-suite showers, monsoon showers and emperor-size beds. Selected rooms will feature technology to provide guests with the option of a live view of the pitch or the Edinburgh skyline on HD plasma screens.

The existing Skyline Restaurant, which sits on the top floor of the main stand, will be open seven days a week for overnight guests and non-residents.

Hearts chairwoman Ann Budge said: “As part of our ambitious growth plans both on and off the pitch, our in-house hospitality team will take full responsibility for running the hotel and providing one-of-a-kind matchday experience and guest stays.

“The hotel rooms and additional conference and events space will offer the club an ideal opportunity to host even more events at Tynecastle while appealing to the millions of visitors that Edinburgh attracts each year as the UK’s second most visited city.”

She added: “As well as our vast supporter base both in the local area and from further afield, we hope to attract international visitors and guests from around the UK looking for high-quality, contemporary accommodation as part of an Edinburgh city break.

“It’s not just a hotel for football fans. Tynecastle Park Hotel is ideally positioned within a few minutes of the city centre, Murrayfield Stadium and the Edinburgh tram line. Also located on the right side of the city for Edinburgh Airport, this will be a perfect location for all types of visitors, including business travellers.”

Hearts first revealed plans for the hotel in September 2022. The opening offer of dinner, bed and breakfast will be available from £150 (€175/$188) per room per night, based on two people sharing.