Aberdeen’s Chester Hotel expands into next-door building to increase bedroom capacity


The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen has unveiled the next phase of its seven-figure renovation programme, after expanding into a neighbouring building to create space for 21 new bedrooms.

The four-star hotel has gone through a number of developments over the past 12 months, and has now increased its bedroom count by more than a third in a bid to meet the growing demand for high-end hotel rooms in the city.

The 12-month project has seen the 19th century B-listed granite villas next to The Chester Hotel at 55-57 Queen’s Road completely restored, having lain empty for four years prior to the takeover by the owners of the hotel.

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The expansion brings the number of bedrooms to 71 and is part of the wider redevelopment at the property.

Earlier this year, the hotel’s new Granite Suite ballroom was unveiled, which with space for up to 320 for dinner dances and conferences, while the hotel’s The Gallery bar has also recently opened.

The Chester Hotel owner Graham Wood said it was pleasing that the hotel’s redevelopment had reached another significant milestone to near completion.

He commented: “This has been a major investment for the hotel, and a massive investment for Aberdeen. No project of this magnitude will go without a hitch, and working within the confines of a listed property throws up its own peculiarities, but these have been overcome, and with impressive results.”

The Chester Hotel holds a four-star silver rating and its restaurant IX Restaurant, holds two AA Rosettes.

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