Market Street hotel in Edinburgh has emerged as a modern and design-forward property, with a neo-Brutalism-meets-Scots-heritage interior and innovative reinterpretations of classic national motifs. Katherine Price checks in
As the first Scottish hotel to join marketing consortium Design Hotels before it had even opened, Market Street hotel was always going to be a property worth keeping an eye on.
The site was both prime and difficult. Right in the beating heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, it overlooks Waverley Station and Princes Street. However, being surrounded by historic buildings on three sides, located within both a Unesco World Heritage Site and the city’s Old Town conservation area, and having been vacant for nearly 50 years, it was “a huge design challenge”, acknowledges owner, the Carlton Hotel Collection.
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