It's exciting to see that Scotland's hotel capacity is still growing, with at almost 10 new properties opening in 2012-13 alone. If you're booking incentive travel, business travel or sporting travel for 2013 or 2014, here's the new hotels you need to know about...
Rating: Estimated 5* Location: Stirling Opening: Late 2012 Rooms: 38 Meeting / Dining Capacity: up to 250 Facilities: The Grill Room restaurant, cocktail & piano bar, free wifi throughout hotel
Rating: Estimated 4* Location: Dundee Opening: July 2013 Rooms: 91 Facilities: Bar/lounge with Whisky Snug and cellar, restaurant with private dining
The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Rating: 5* Location: Edinburgh (The Hilton Caledonian is changing to a Waldorf Astoria) Opening: September 2012 Rooms: 241 Facilities: Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin will make their restaurant debut in Scotland with two eateries in the hotel. A new spa will also be arriving in 2013.
De Vere: Hotel & Urban Resort
Rating: Estimated 4* - 5* Location: Edinburgh Opening: TBC Rooms: 120+ Facilities: 20m pool, conference facilities restaurant, bar and Starbucks
Premier Inn Glasgow
Rating: Budget Location: Glasgow Opening: October 2012 Rooms: 120 Facilities: 110 seater restaurant, bar, self check-in kiosks
Park Inn By Radisson
Rating: Estimated 4* Location: Glasgow Opening: Early 2013 Rooms: 91 Facilities: Restaurant, lounge and bar, gym and meeting facilities with a conference room and four meeting rooms.
BDL Group, Brae
Rating: Unknown Location: Shetland Opening: Summer 2013 Rooms: 100 Facilities: Gym, restaurant and bar
Wyndham Hotel & Golf Resort
Rating: Estimated 5* Location: Near Dundee Opening: 2015 Rooms: 187 Meeting / Dining Capacity: Extensive meeting and conference facilities Facilities: Darren Clarke designed golf course, golf academy, club house, 130 cover restaurant, spa, leisure facilities, lodges and some residential housing
Plus, just opened:
The Cairn Lodge & Hotel (Perthshire)
The Atholl Hotel(Edinburgh)