Sonder seeks growth in major Scottish markets
UK: Sonder has signed its first Glasgow property and plans to further grow its presence in Scotland.
San Francisco-based Sonder Hotels currently has a single property in Scotland, the 30-unit Royal Garden Apartments in Edinburgh’s New Town.
It will open its first Glasgow property, a 41-unit managed service apartment block in the Finnieston area, in 2021.
“Our ambition is to significantly grow the portfolio in Edinburgh over the next few years,” said Lia Prendergast, the company’s general manager for the UK and Ireland. “Our ambition would be to get to between 500 and 1,000 keys in Edinburgh. In Glasgow, we have signed a 41-unit building already but, again, we would have ambitions to grow further in Glasgow in the coming years.”
“One thing to note is while our current portfolio in Edinburgh is apartments, we also have hotels. We are a hospitality company that has hotels, aparthotels, and managed serviced apartments in our portfolio. We are looking to expand both our hotel fronts, as well as the apartment fronts, in a city like Edinburgh over the next few years,” she added.