Archive for May, 2018

  • Management Team appointed at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

    L to R Aimie Beasley sales manager and Manny Baber general manager Sleeperz Dundee - online

    Sleeperz Hotels has appointed two experienced Scottish hospitality professionals to manage its newest property in Dundee.

    Manny Baber has been appointed general manager of Sleeperz Hotel Dundee and Aimie Beasley joins as sales manager.

    The new team will oversee 45 staff members at the 120-bed concourse hotel, the group’s fourth UK property, which is located above Dundee Rail Station in the Central Waterfront District.

    The hotel is opposite the new £80m V&A Museum of Design Dundee and close to the historical ship RRS Discovery, in the heart of the city’s £1bn waterfront regeneration.

    Manny Baber, general manager at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, said: “As a proud Scot, this is an absolute dream move for me. Dundee is undergoing a remarkable transformation.

    Massive inward investment is set to drive the city’s commercial, tourism and cultural sectors forward and redefine Dundee as one of Scotland’s must-visit destinations. I’m thrilled and honored to be joining Sleeperz Hotels and managing the companies newest property right across from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.”

    Manny, originally from Glasgow, brings with him 20 years’ experience in hospitality, including a decade spent in senior roles with Hilton Hotels in the UK.

    He has worked overseas, on remote Scottish Islands and delivered high profile hosting operations during the London 2012 Olympics, The 2014 Ryder Cup and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    Aimie, from Dunfermiline, has extensive sales, marketing and events experience and has been working in the full service sector as a sales and events manager with DoubleTree by Hilton.

    David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, said: “Sleeperz Hotels welcomes Manny and Aimie to the company and is excited to be part of this landmark period in Dundee’s history.

    The city is a perfect location for our fourth UK hotel. Sleeperz Hotels are design-led and architecturally bold while Dundee is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.”

    Aimie will be responsible for developing the hotel’s profile with Dundee’s  business community and attracting bookings for meetings, conferences and business travel.

    “This is a great opportunity to further my career with a progressive and exciting hotel brand. Sleeperz Hotel Dundee enjoys an unrivalled location at the gateway to the city and will service both the leisure and business traveller,” said Aimie.

    The new Sleeperz Hotel Dundee website and booking engine is now live and accepting bookings from August 1, 2018.

    Rates start from £59 per night for stylish well designed bedrooms with underfloor heating, steam-proof mirrors and bespoke handmade Sleepeezee mattresses. Rates also include free super-fast Wi-Fi, latest TV technology and free local telephone calls.

    The company has further plans to expand and has earmarked major UK cities, including Chester, Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester as potential venues for hotels in the next phase of development.

    For more about Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, visit www.sleeperz.com/dundee

  • Sleeperz Hotel Dundee now taking bookings

    Architect's impression of Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

    The weeks running up to opening a new hotel are thrilling.

    Eventually, you swap hi-vis vests, scaffolding and hard hats for guests, luggage and smiling faces.

    There’s no better feeling than opening the doors and welcoming your first guests.

    Sleeperz Hotel Dundee – our fourth UK hotel – opens soon and everyone, from the chief executive to brand new members of the Dundee team, is feeling excited.

    Guess what? We are NOW taking bookings!

    As of today, you can book to stay at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee from August 1st onwards.

    Why Dundee?

    You may not know this, but something big is happening in Dundee.

    The city of “jute, jam and journalism,” is staging one of the most ambitious urban regeneration projects anywhere in the UK; a £1bn regeneration of the city’s former industrial waterfront.

    Working hand in hand with Dundee City Council, Sleeperz agreed to open its fourth hotel on top of the city’s redeveloped rail station.

    Sleeperz has reinvented the modern railway hotel and you’ll find our hotels within short walking distances of mainline rail stations in Newcastle, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

    In Dundee, where once there was heavy industry and a thriving port for the import of Jute – a coarse vegetable fibre brought from the Indian Subcontinent – now there are 240 hectares/8km of waterfront transformed into five districts and home to businesses, museums, hotels, a concert venue and a modern commercial port.

    Dundee is going places.

    The new Sleeperz Hotel Dundee is situated in the Central Waterfront District.

    Our new Dundee website, www.sleeperz.com/dundee, is now live along with our booking engine.

    Click here to visit our website and see what’s available in our new 120-bed modern, stylish hotel.

    Dedicated to Design

    Sleeperz Hotel Dundee is lucky to be located at the gateway to Dundee. If you’re arriving by train, ours will be the first hotel you’ll see.

    You’ll find us directly opposite the new £80m V&A Museum of Design Dundee – which opens on September 15 this year.

    This incredible building is the only Victoria & Albert Museum outside London and is dedicated to telling the story of design, technology and innovation.

    Dundee is the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design and it was this passion for design which attracted Sleeperz to the city.

    We build design-led hotels that are affordable and stylish to stay in.

    We’ve won awards from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) for the excellence of our buildings and we put the same energy into the interiors as we do our physical buildings.

    For Sleeperz Hotel Dundee, we worked with Space Solutions, an interior design firm from Edinburgh, on our reception, restaurant and lounge bar areas and believe that together we’ve created a welcoming place to arrive and relax in that reflects the modern design of the hotel.

    Here’s a sneak peak.

    Reception at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

    lounge and lobby at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

    Book a stay at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee and you’ll fall asleep on a bespoke handmade Sleepeeze mattress and down-effect pillows, sit in pear drop chairs inspired by Denmark’s Arne Jacobsen and enjoy using our super-fast free WiFi or watching our new 40 inch smart TV’s.

    Our beautiful en-suite bathrooms are exceptional too, featuring Villeroy and Boch ceramics, Grohe shower fittings with both a rain dance shower and a pivoting precision wand, a heated mirror & bright LED lighting.

    Bedroom at Sleeperz Hotel Dundee

    We’ve gone the extra mile to make these rooms exceptional.

    David Myers, chief executive of Sleeperz Hotels, says:

    “When you consider that our rates start from £59 per room per night, this level of comfort and quality of environment is difficult to match in other budget conscious hotels.”

    Sleeperz new Dundee rooms also feature:

    • 40 inch wall mounted flat screen smart TV
    • open wardrobes with in-built safe and drawers
    • Full length mirrors
    • mood lighting
    • reading lamps, super-fast fibre optic broadband, USB ports as standard

    Keep your eyes peeled for lots more news and blogs about Sleeperz Hotel Dundee in the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you can come and see us in Scotland very soon.