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    Edinburgh boutique hotel unveils completely new look

    The 49-key The Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh has received a multi-million pound makeover led by designer Nigel Howard… 

    Following Edinburgh being named the UK’s number-one spot for hotel investment and development, The Bonham Hotel in the city centre has unveiled the result of a complete renovation.

    Led by design firm Nigel Howard Creative, as well as the 49 guestrooms, the refurbishment also included the public areas. The hotel is now complete with and newly branded restaurant – No. 35 at The Bonham.

    As well as the lobby and library, the snug – which is perfect for private dining and small events – has been fully refurbished to showcase many of its original features including wood panelling and stained glass windows as well as a stunning hand-painted ceiling.

    “Old buildings tell us where we came from – both architecturally and socially,” said Bonham owner Richard H. Driehaus.  “Preserving their beauty enhances our lives, our environments and respects our heritage.  So it is with The Bonham.”

    Exterior shot of the gothic-like hotel

    Image credit: The Bonham Hotel

    The interiors reference both the architectural heritage of the hotel and the soft highland hues that are typical of Scotland’s landscapes.  The colour palette is complemented with a rich choice of materials – including oak, brass, leather and velvet – to create some of the finest accommodations Edinburgh has to offer.

    Douglas Campbell, general manager at The Bonham Hotel, said: “This multimillion pound refurbishment has seen our already stunning hotel transformed into a truly sophisticated property combining modern styling with our original Georgian architecture.

    Image credit: The Bonham Hotel

    “Guests staying in the newly refurbished rooms are already giving us great feedback and we look forward to welcoming even more visitors from near and far to experience a taste of elegance here in the West End of Edinburgh.”

    Since the early 1980s, Driehaus has been a vocal advocate for the application of humanistic values in the built environment. International recognition includes receiving the INTBAU Visionary Supporter Award from HRH Prince Charles, being the first U.S. citizen inducted as an honorary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects.

    Main image credit: The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh

    Hamish Kilburn / 01.05.2019

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