A Dundee hotel has started work on a multi-million pound revamp.
The Apex City Quay Hotel will have its bedrooms, gym, spa and public areas transformed as the result of a £2.4 million investment — part of a £12 million package across the Apex Hotels family.
As part of the programme, local firm Dovetail Enterprises has been recruited to carry out all of the furniture works.
And, in a charitable gesture, Apex will donate the furniture being removed from the bedrooms to the Transform Community Development social enterprise.
The local charity supports individuals with disabilities through employment opportunities and donates furniture to people throughout the city.
Brett Davidge, general manager of the Apex, said: “We’re delighted to see work on the multimillion pound refurbishment get under way. Our 151 guest bedrooms will be transformed as part of a project that is sure to improve our guests’ experience.
“Our hotel is well-known for the warm welcome extended to visitors from the area and further afield, and this investment will simply enhance our current offering.
“We’re also proud to be working closely with Transform Community Development as well as Dovetail Enterprises, a respected local business with a proud history within the city of Dundee which was introduced to us thanks to our mutual connection with Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce.”
Ken Laing, executive chairman at Dovetail Enterprises, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa on such a significant refurbishment project.
“We pride ourselves on our strong ethical policy and quality workmanship, all of which takes place at our Dundee workshop.”
Apex Hotels’ investment comes after a year of strong growth for 2016-17, with a 6% rise in turnover – up to £65m from £61.3m the previous year.
As part of the £12 million refurbishment programme, improvements will be made to three of its Edinburgh hotels — Grassmarket, Haymarket and Waterloo Place — as well as Apex City of London Hotel and Apex Temple Court Hotel.