Originally three separate constructions, the previously named The Point Hotel opened its doors as the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh after undergoing a yearlong renovation.
The hotel, originally built as separate buildings between the years of 1892 and 1937, was made into one Listed building in the 1990’s and combined to form a boutique hotel for visitors to the city.
Architects and interior designers on the project, ICA architects, worked hard during the multi-million pound project to ensure that original features of the historic buildings were maintained, in keeping with the look of the city. The group have numerous successes with DoubleTree by Hilton such as DoubleTree Hyde Park and DoubleTree Ealing, as well as working with Marriott Hotels on a number of projects.
Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, the iconic building of DoubleTree Edinburgh proudly stands topped by a stunning penthouse boasting panoramic views of the historic city of Edinburgh. The hotel is close to the city’s attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament, the old town and Princes Street. The hotel has 138 bedrooms, all of which have been completely refurbished to the usual high standard and comfort of the Hilton Company.
Doubletree by Hilton is aimed at people travelling in the city centre, and prides itself on the freshly baked chocolate chip cookie that each and every guest receives on arrival, free of charge.
The interiors of the hotel are classic and clean, as expected from any Hilton hotel, whilst still being comfortable and cosy with a mixture of textiles. The warm, muted colours have a calming effect as well as the accent purple and teal accessories which keep the design modern. ICA mixed tweed with velvet and timber, adding an element of glamour with bespoke light fittings in every room. En suites are fitted with chrome accessories and large baths and showers.
Dawn Campbell of ICA Architects, said:
“The DoubleTree brand is quite unique; there’s no standard design. What Hilton ask you to do is create a design narrative, which can be based on anything. The design narrative we did for Edinburgh was based on the original building being a cooperative department store and then the time it was refurbished in the 1990’s, taking inspiration from the art deco period, so the design circulated mainly around the history of the actual building.”
Art Deco motifs are woven throughout the hotel on mirrors, carpets and decorative screens. Dawn added:
“There’s also a stairwell in the building that was listed, and it had some really interesting tiles which we took a motif of and used in the design process.”
DoubleTree by Hilton is an ideal destination for meetings and events, with venues suited for up to 200 people. The conference suite is ideal for formal meetings and events while the penthouse and outdoor decking area is a beautiful location for weddings. There is also the Monboddo Bar and the Bread Street Brasserie to the front of the hotel, either side of the main entrance, and the opportunity to visit Edinburgh’s glamorous sky bar between the hours of 6pm and 12am each first Thursday of the month. Dawn Campbell commented
“A lot of locals are dining in the hotel and enjoying the bar.”
The fourth floor of the hotel is home to the 24 hour gym, complete with top of the range cardio equipment and weights.
A spokesperson for DoubleTree by Hilton, said:
“Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have every convenience. We invite you to enjoy our stylish guest rooms, each appointed with the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and many with premium bath products by Crabtree & Evelyn. We’re also happy to offer Fitness Rooms to help you improve strength, balance and flexibility during your stay.”
For more information, please visit: www.doubletree3.hilton.com.