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Dundee’s Newest Hotel Opens For ‘The Open’

5.36pm 29th June 2018 - Travel

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, a new 120-bed waterfront hotel, will open July 9 – just in time for The Open Golf Championship – taking place 12 miles away in Carnoustie.

The 147th Open Golf Championship is being played at Carnoustie Golf Links from 15th to 22nd July and golf fans from across the world will be travelling to Tayside and Angus to watch the action.

A room in the new Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

Sleeperz Hotels will officially open its fourth UK property above the redeveloped Dundee Railway Station with a team of 40 staff ready to welcome guests and golf fans.

Manny Baber, general manager at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, said: “Open for The Open is a great thing to be able to tell Dundee and Scotland. We’re taking bookings now and rooms are selling fast. We have recruited a great team here, the final fit is progressing well and it’s the start of an exciting new chapter for Sleeperz Hotels.”

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee enjoys an iconic location at the gateway to Dundee. The hotel’s bar and lounge enjoy panoramic views over the River Tay, neighbouring V&A Museum of Design Dundee – opening September 15 – and the RRS Discovery, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

The hotel is part of a £14m redevelopment of Dundee Railway Station managed by Dundee City Council and was constructed by Balfour Beatty.

David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: “The regeneration of Dundee has been a long-term project and the vision of a vibrant cultural city, open for business and tourism, has been fully realised.

“We’re delighted to be opening here, creating up to 40 new jobs and enhancing the tourism offer for visitors and business travellers. I’d like to thank our partners at Dundee City Council and everyone involved in the build of this superb new hotel.”

Sleeperz operates hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh, all within easy walking distance of mainline rail stations, and is looking to expand with sites under consideration in London, Glasgow and Manchester.

The company invests heavily in interior design and premium fixtures and fittings including bespoke handmade Sleepeezee mattresses, Grohe shower fittings and bathroom fittings by Villeroy and Boch.

High speed Wi-Fi is free throughout and rooms feature laptop safes, innovative space saving furniture and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

Since opening for business Sleeperz Hotels has won a string of awards.

These include two RIBA awards for architectural excellence from The Royal Institute of British Architects, for Cardiff (2010) and Newcastle (2012).

Both Sleeperz Cardiff and Newcastle have won TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for each year they have been in business, putting them in the top 10 per cent of all hotels worldwide rated by members of the travel review website.

Pictured top: Manny Baber, General Manager Sleeperz Hotel Dundee (left) and Steve Allan, Operations Director for Sleeperz Hotels

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