Luxury 5-star The Chester Residence undergoes £1m makeover


Luxury five-star Edinburgh hotel, The Chester Residence is undergoing an extensive £1m refurbishment, due to be completed in May 2016.

The project comes at a time when the property has just been voted second luxury hotel in the UK in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.

The refurbishment is being carried out by Aberdeen-based firms Ambiance Interior Design and Bentleys, a bespoke joinery manufacturer and interior fit-out specialist and is scheduled to be finished in three months’ time.

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Many of the apartments within The Chester Residence complex will be decorated with a new chic and contemporary decor, including accent patterns with geometric prints to complement the general more muted palette.

A combination of Elitis and Armani Casa wallpapers have been chosen by interior designer Karen McKimmie, and furnishings will be updated with fabric from companies such as Mulberry Home.

Owner of The Chester Residence, Graham Wood, said: “Maintaining a first class product and creating that ‘wow’ factor for guests when they arrive is key to ensuring an enjoyable stay.”

“We use only the highest quality suppliers and try to source local products and tradespeople where possible.”

Designer Karen McKimmie, said: “The feedback we received from guests is that they really enjoy the essence of what The Chester Residence is, so we wanted to update the apartments without compromising that. We’ve added a range of on-trend patterns and geometric pieces to complement the timeless décor of the apartments.”