Introducing our Apex ducks

Do the Apex ducks have names? Yes they do! We now have 12 ducks in the collection, all available for you to collect in our hotels. If you’ve ever wondered why they’re there or what their names are, we’re here to reveal all.

Each time you stay at an Apex Hotel, you’ll find the mascot in the bathroom. Each hotel has a different duck with a local name and is yours to take home. We’ve also got some special edition ducks below which you might be lucky enough to come across.

Apex Temple Court Hotel: Shirley

This hotel is set in the famous Inner Temple area of the City of London so this red duck and is named after famous child superstar Shirley Temple.


Apex London Wall Hotel: Wally

As the hotel is on London Wall, Wally seemed appropriate. This blue duck is also named after his local location.


Apex City of London Hotel: Edwin

Sir Edwin Cooper was the architect involved in the 10 Trinity Square project across from the hotel, so this yellow duck was named after a local influence.


Apex City of Bath Hotel: Oliver

Opening in 2017, Apex City of Bath Hotel has welcomed its new mascot. In partnership with Bath Rugby, we’ve suitably coloured it blue and his name is Oliver. The City of Bath has its own form of currency called the Oliver, which is a coupon that rewards volunteerism and community involvement. Not to be confused with the Bath Oliver Biscuit though.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel: Earl

Earl, the grey duck, is a tribute to Sir Earl Grey who was given freedom of the city at a ceremony in the hotel as it stood way back in 1834.


Apex Grassmarket Hotel: Austin

Apex International Hotel was our first hotel opening in 1996. It has since been renamed Apex Grassmarket Hotel, but our purple duck, Austin still keeps his name in theme with the original; Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery.


Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel: Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who become famous in the 19th Century for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner. With this hotel just a 5-minute walk from his statue, the green duck, Bobby was named after him.


Apex Haymarket Hotel: Floyd

Our Apex Haymarket mascot is pink in colour, so he’s named after rock band, Pink Floyd.


Apex City of Glasgow Hotel: Rennie

Rennie, our purple duck, was named by public vote. There is no better fit as a tribute to the city than a mini Charles Rennie MacKintosh. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a famous architect, designer and artist who was born in Glasgow. His work still influences much of the city today.


Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa: Mick

The orange duck, Mick is named after Mick Dundee in the 1980s film Crocodile Dundee.


 Christmas Limited Edition Duck: Sprout

Each year, we celebrate the festive season with our Sprout ducks. Named after everyone’s favourite festive dinner item, Sprout is available in hotels throughout December and available to win on our social media channels throughout winter months.


Limited Edition 20 Years Duck: Springy

Apex Hotels is celebrating 20 years since the first hotel opening, so we’re celebrating with a limited edition duck. Springy, is platinum effect and is named after the Springford family who founded and still owns Apex Hotels. He is replacing the normal ducks in all hotel rooms in summer 2016 to celebrate.