Multimillion pound renovation completes at Apex Grassmarket hotel

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    A multi-million pound refurbishment of leading Edinburgh hotel, Apex Grassmarket, has been completed, with guests set to enjoy a warm welcome in luxurious surroundings within the city.

    The investment – which is part of a £15 million package of improvements across the Apex Hotels portfolio throughout 2018 – saw all 169 bedrooms transformed within the stylish hotel, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

    The revitalised bedrooms, designed by in-house designer Emma Franks, now have a calm, Scandinavian feel with contemporary grey patterned carpets and strong contrasts between light and dark – creating a cosy atmosphere for guests to unwind and get the perfect night’s sleep.

    As part of Apex’s #WarmerWelcome campaign, each bedroom now comes with a new in-room handbook full of helpful tips from wellbeing expert and Apex ambassador Celynn Morin, helping guests to rejuvenate, focus or relax, and get the most out of their stay.

    Guests in executive rooms and above will also be able to enjoy an in-room luxury Elemis pillow spray to help aid sleep and a selection of teas such as camomile to relax or green tea for rejuvenation alongside healthy snacks including tasty sea salt popcorn and luxurious dark chocolate cocoa pouches.

    Alan Taylor, General Manager of Apex Grassmarket Hotel, said: “With tourists attracted to the city for a wide range of world-renowned festivals and a popular conference destination, the seven figure refurbishment will ensure that our guests enjoy Apex’s signature warmer welcome in stylish and modern surroundings.

    “The work carried out has been fantastic and we are proud of the new look, so much so we are looking forward to welcoming both visitors from the area and further afield to enjoy our new and enhanced offering within Edinburgh’s Old Town.”

    Alongside the revitalised bedrooms, the hotel’s decking area, with beautiful views towards Edinburgh Castle, is set to be revamped this year – providing guests with world class views to enjoy a drinks and dining experience like no other.

    Apex Hotels’ investment comes following another consecutive year of strong growth for 2016-17, with a six per cent rise in turnover – up to £65m from £61.3m the previous year.

    As part of the £15 million refurbishment programme, improvements are also underway to two further Edinburgh Apex Hotels – Haymarket and Waterloo Place – as well as Apex Temple Court Hotel in London.

    Multi-million pound refurbishment works at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa and Apex City of London Hotel have now been completed.

    Hamish Kilburn / 31.05.2018


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