The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen has reopened following a year-long £5 million refurbishment.
The 54-key hotel was bought last year by hoteliers Graham and Gillian Wood, who also own and operate The Chester Residence in Edinburgh.
The Aberdeen property is being promoted as a five star hotel, dining and entertainment hotel that uses the buildings 19th century architecture as a backdrop to 21st century interior design and service.
The establishment’s strongest pull for Aberdeen residents and visitors is IX restaurant, run by Savoy-trained executive chef Kevin Dalgleish.
The 90-cover dining room serves contemporary versions of Scottish classics. IX and The Chester Hotel are working directly with prive suppliers such as Simon Howie Butcher; John Ross Junior Aberdeen, which has created a special Chester smoked salmon; Valrhona Chocolate; and Harviestoun Brewery, from whom IX has commissioned Scotland’s newest beer, The Chester Brew.