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Fraser Suites Edinburgh Named Scotland’s Leading Serviced Apartments by World Travel Awards

August 2014

Fraser Suites Edinburgh has been named Scotland’s Leading Serviced Apartments by World Travel Awards for Europe, as voted by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. One of the most prestigious awards of the travel and tourism industry, regarded as the ultimate hallmark of quality, this recognition underscores Fraser Suites Edinburgh’s commitment to excellence and innovation in maintaining high product and service standards.

This award was among the nine accolades Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd swept at the World Travel Awards for Europe, which also include the highly coveted Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand title, further cementing its position as a leading provider of premium extended stay accommodation in Europe.

Mr Guus Bakker, Chief Operating Officer of Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd, UK said: “We are very honoured to receive this recognition from the World Travel Awards and for the continued support from travel professionals and consumers who voted for us. This accolade not only recognises our efforts but also spurs us on to continue striving to deliver the high service standards and product offerings travellers have come to expect of the Frasers brand.”

Fraser Suites Edinburgh is set in a stunning1750s sandstone building featuring a historic Victorian façade, high ceilings and ornate cornicing. Formerly home to the Edinburgh City Council, careful restoration has protected its interiors, allowing residents to experience the epitome of modern living in a fascinating historical setting.

Fraser Suites Edinburgh is strategically located in the heart of the city centre on St Giles Street, just off the city’s famous Royal Mile. Renowned for superb views of Princes Street, it is within walking distance to Edinburgh’s key attractions which include the Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s Old Town with an eclectic mix of shops, pubs, restaurants and historical monuments; Princes Street, the city’s main shopping street; Scotland’s most recognised icon, the impressive Edinburgh Castle; Arthur’s Seat; and the National Gallery of Scotland. It is also only minutes away from Edinburgh’s Central Business District and a short 20-minute drive from the Edinburgh Airport.

Capturing the spirit of the city’s illustrious history, one of the building’s key features is a rare 100-year-old stained glass panel, though previously unknown, came to light during renovation work. Bearing the inscription Vivendo Discimvs (Latin for ‘By Living We Learn’), the motto used by Sir Patrick Geddes who was celebrated across the world for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and education, the special stained glass panel is known as the Sir Patrick Geddes Window and is a key feature in one of Fraser Suites Edinburgh’s top of the range suites – the Princes Suite.

Luxuriously appointed with plush designer furniture, each of its 75 suites, which range from studios to one bedroom apartments, feature Designers Guild fabrics, specially commissioned art pieces from the Edinburgh College of Art, Villeroy & Boch bathrooms with rain showers and Peter Thomas Roth toiletries, fully equipped kitchenettes, satellite television and iPod docking stations.

Fraser Suites Edinburgh offers residents a variety of services and amenities, which include 24-hour reception and security, concierge, a fitness suite, daily maid service, laundry and dry cleaning services, city centre shuttle bus service, The Broadsheet Bistro all-day-dining restaurant and complimentary high-speed Internet access for all residents.

Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd’s global portfolio, including those in the pipeline, stands at 92 properties in 49 key gateway cities, and more than 15,500 apartments worldwide.