An Aberdeen hotel has unveiled its vision to expand its luxury facilities.
The Chester Hotel on Queen’s Street is planning to extend its building after buying the Hamilton School buildings next door, which have been vacant for the past four years.
An application was submitted to Aberdeen City Council to build 22 new guest rooms, adding to the 50 bedrooms. The bar area will also double in size.
The design statement added: “This element will serve as part of a social hub for the new guest areas, and will use a similar architectural vocabulary to the formerly extended rear areas to the adjacent Chester Hotel – in particular The Granite Suite conference and wedding facility.
“Smooth light-coloured render will be used for lower storey which shelters a small external terrace, with dark granite for the upper floor.
“The part-glazed roof will admit light to the internal ‘terrace’ area.
“This extension while deliberately modest in scale, will greatly improve the links between the existing villas and also provide a new sun-filled south-facing bar space.”
The hotel has chosen to build a smaller number of bedrooms to protect the category B listed buildings.
Stephen Gow, general manager at The Chester Hotel, said: “Our new plans will remain sheltered in the existing footprint and will be in keeping with our West End location.
“We have confidence in the market in Aberdeen and remain positive that our business will continue to grow.
“This major investment cements our position as one of the city’s – and Scotland’s – leading independent hotels.”