Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh
Transformed following a £12m investment programme, the 238-room Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh has unveiled a contemporary new look and feel following a comprehensive upgrade throughout.
Work to refurbish the Royal Mile hotel began in early 2015 and since then all guest bedrooms, meeting rooms, and public areas, have been transformed.
Lead designers for the project are Trevillion.
The hotel’s ground floor space has also been restyled, creating a warm and inviting ambience throughout, including the lounge, lobby, meeting rooms and Itchycoo, the hotel’s stylish bar and restaurant.
In addition, all of the hotel’s 238 bedrooms have been dramatically upgraded. As well as offering some of the best views and the most spacious rooms in the city, the newly designed bedrooms now sport a naturally cool style, boasting new carpets, curtains, soft furnishings, mood lighting and furniture.
Media hubs have been added to support the needs of guests looking for the latest in in-room technology. Superior rooms bring the outside in, with bold graphics depicting Edinburgh emblazoned on the walls as a stand-out feature.
The project has also seen the hotel’s meetings and events space restyled. Meeting rooms now have a fresh, modern look, complete with colour-splash walls, additional sky-like lighting and new audio and visual equipment.
Stylish break-out areas have been designed with flexibility in mind to suit a range of event and conference set-ups. Guests and meeting delegates also benefit from upgraded Wi-Fi lines into the hotel, delivering fast and free connections for all.
To complete the refurbishment, the hotel’s Melrose Spa & Health Club has recently launched, providing the ultimate urban spa experience. Guests can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil environment whilst indulging in a selection of Sothys spa therapies and beauty treatments.
The Health Club has a state-of-the-art fitness centre available for all hotel guests, and complete with gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Richard Mayne, General Manager of the hotel said: “We are delighted to unveil our newly transformed hotel.
“This is a very significant investment and the entire hotel now feels very different – it’s a contemporary style with a local, Edinburgh flavour!
“We feel confident that this enhanced product offering, combined with our unique ‘Yes I Can!’ service spirit, and Royal Mile location, will help to reaffirm our position as one of Edinburgh’s leading hotels.”
A palette of contrasting warm and cool tones, with splashes of bold colour, and the addition of stylish new furnishings has evolved all of the hotel’s bedrooms and public areas.
Throughout, bold feature walls pay homage to the heritage and roots of the destination, with various nods to Edinburgh and its famous landmarks on prints and walls.
The completion of the project marks a new era for the hotel, positioned superbly in the heart of the city and providing a great base for business and leisure guests alike
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with nearly 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories.
Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterised by a unique ‘Yes I Can!’ service philosophy, and all of its first-class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Distinguished the world over as the brand with hotels designed to ‘Say YES!’ Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail.
Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.
Moleta Munro is a contemporary furniture and lighting specialist, focusing on the source and supply of high-end contemporary European designer furniture and lighting; the provision of lighting consultancy solutions; and the management of all associated delivery and installations. The family-run business works with a wide spectrum of brands and this year celebrates its tenth year in the industry.
Moleta Munro focuses specifically on projects within the hospitality sector and over the past decade has worked on a range of prestigious schemes including the refurbishment of conference suites at Novotel Les Halles (Paris); and the refurbishment of the foyer at Adagio Aparthotel Edinburgh. Most recently, Moleta Munro has been involved as a supplier for the refurbishment of bedrooms, the foyer and the Epicurean Bar at the G&V Hotel Edinburgh.
Moleta Munro helped designer Jim Hamilton arrive at a comprehensive specification for loose furniture and decorative lighting. Moleta Munro also liaised directly with the hotel to supply and manage all the deliveries to site.
Justin Baddon, Moleta Munro, said:
“It has been an honour to supply such a prestigious hotel refurbishment in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Whilst we supply projects all over the country and into Europe, the ones close to our hearts are often at home!”
“We pride ourselves on having a creative flair for design and a highly skilled and professional approach to projects. We also try and champion new and innovative products to ensure our clients are always ahead of the curve.”
Established in 1985, Contra Curtains Ltd supply bespoke soft furnishings to the contract and residential sectors.
Contra Curtains’ clients range from international hotel brands to individual bespoke properties. The company has successfully completed nationwide refurbishment projects with clients such as Marriott Hotels & Resorts, IHG and Thistle Hotels.
Recent individual hotels completed include The Ampersand Hotel, Kensington, The Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham and Rudding Park, Harrogate. Contra Curtains has recently completed projects at a number of Radisson Blu properties including Radisson Blu, Edinburgh, where it was responsible for the supply of soft furnishings to the new bedrooms and a number of public spaces.
Chris Wicks, Project Director at Contra, said: “Our hotel projects require a high degree of organisation and expertise. There are numerous parties involved with projects of this type, from the client, interior designer, procurement agent and builder. Through clear communication with all parties, Contra provide a high quality, consistent product to all projects. We take a very proactive role to insure that our items are delivered on time and within budget.”