Projects / Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh

Client

IHG / Starwood Capital Group

Project description

Located on Charlotte Square in the heart of the New Town, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel (formerly The Roxburghe Hotel Est. 1881), is a Grade ‘A’ listed building comprising 181 bed hotel, BABA Bar & Mezze Grill, The Garden Bar, spa and function facilities.

Originally 7 Georgian Townhouses designed by Architect Robert Adam in 1791 the project involved a wholesale restoration in order to redefine the building both commercially and historically, whilst remaining live throughout the construction programme.

A ‘Cosmopolitan Clubhouse’ feel runs throughout the 3 guest lounges, inspired by the golden age of travel and packed with eclectic pieces of vintage furniture, collectibles and artwork with BABA Mezze inspired by the flavours of the Levant.

The grand George Street and Charlotte Square facing bedrooms were stripped of intervention and refurbished using a sensitive palette of heritage colours and luxurious finishes that complement the architecture of the rooms.

The addition of a glazed roof over an underused external courtyard, situated at the heart of the plan, not only enhanced the guest experience, but also created an enchanting, green oasis in the form of destination cocktail bar, ‘The Garden’. The Garden has been softened by the use of timber clad walls and columns, lots of greenery and festoon lighting.

3DReid completed the full refurbishment of the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square with Starwood then following IHG’s acquisition we completed another full rebranding and subsequent refurbishment to the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel.

Interior design consultants

Goddard Littlefair and Sparc Studios

Photography

© David Cadzow

Status

Completed

Awards

Darc Awards 2018 Second Place (Hotel)

London Design Awards 2018 Finalist, Hospitality (BABA, The Garden, Hotel)

Mixology Awards 2018 (Hospitality Interiors Project of the Year)

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018 Finalist (Biophilic Design)

SBID Awards 2018 Finalist (Hotel Bedroom & Suites, Restaurant Design)

Scottish Design Awards 2018 Finalist (ARCHITECTURE: Commercial / hotel)

Category
Hotels
Date
2018
Location
UK
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