The second phase of a £20 million hotel development that has transformed a derelict former Dundee jute mill will open its doors next month.
The Lower Dens Mill, off Blackscroft, was once the beating heart of the Baxter Brothers’ textile empire, but it took on a new lease of life when the 102-room Hotel Indigo began welcoming guests in the summer.
While the buildings have now been back in commission for several months, work has continued on the five-floor Staybridge Suites property which runs along the Dens Street side of the site.
Steven Frewer, director of Focus Hotels Management, which has developed the two hotels in partnership with IHG group and owners Percor Capital, confirmed the Staybridge unit will open on January 18.
Building works are complete and the property is currently being cleaned and fitted-out while staff undergo familiarisation training.
“We have been working on this since 2013, so it has been a long burn but well worth it in the end,” Mr Frewer said.
Hotel Indigo is aimed at short-stay business and leisure travel.
However, the 85-room Staybridge Suites property is designed to offer accommodation for guests who may be staying for longer periods of time.