Members of the Development Management Sub-committee approved plans for Scotland's first De Vere Urban Village Resort at Kingswells. The resort will include a five storey 148 bedroom hotel, business and conferencing facilities, restaurants, bars, and a luxury health spa and leisure club, including a gym and swimming pool. The facilities will not be reserved for visitors to the four-star hotel, but also to members of the public.
Committee convener Councillor Ramsay Milne said: "This application is further evidence of Aberdeen's continuing ability to attract investment and flourish despite the recession affecting business development and growth elsewhere in the UK, and is particularly notable as De Vere's first business venture in Scotland.
"The hotel development will add a high-quality, attractive and well-designed building to a growing business park, where there will undoubtedly be a need for good facilities.
"I believe it meets the needs of the Prime Four site and I also believe that the way it's being set up is very much in the interests of the Kingswells community in that they are being provided with first class facilities which they are being encouraged to use. This is not just a hotel complex that's just for business, it's a hotel complex that's providing for the community as well."
The site lies in phase two of the Prime Four development, about four miles west of Aberdeen. Phase one comprises 100,000 square feet of new office complexes for leading oil and gas industry players including Apache North Sea, Nexen Petroleum UK, and Transocean Drilling UK.