Aberdeen’s The Chester Hotel has revealed 21 new guest rooms as part of a seven-figure investment to increase capacity at the city centre venue.
Increasing its accommodation capacity by more than a third by expanding into the neighbouring property, the 19th Century B-listed building now houses 71 rooms and suites.
Designed by the renowned architect Alexander Marshall McKenzie, the building work has taken 12 months to complete and has reinvented the space which had been empty for four years before being bought by The Chester Hotel.
Throughout the redevelopment, original features have been retained and refined, however each room is unique with different interiors featured within.
Earlier this year, the hotel revealed its new Granite Suite ballroom which, with space for up to 320 for dinner dances and conferences, is one of the biggest hotel event spaces in the city and surrounding area.
The Gallery bar has also recently opened within the premises and boasts dramatic decor, booths, armchairs and lounge areas which include original paintings by Scottish artist John Byrne – representing one of the country’s largest private collections.
The Chester Hotel owner Graham Wood said it was pleasing that the hotel’s redevelopment had reached another significant milestone to near completion.
He said: “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.
“It has been an incredible opportunity to extend and increase our accommodation offering, creating stylish bedrooms with fabulous surrounds. The end result is true to the building’s own elegance and grandeur, while exuding modern day glamour.”