HUDSON HOTEL

Client : Festival Hotels
Location : Edinburgh
Value : £3.5 million
Completion Date : May 2006

Hudson Hotel at 7-11 Hope Street is a new 30 bedroom hotel for Festival Hotels located in the West End of Edinburgh. The B Listed Georgian building, previously a post office, sits at the entrance to Charlotte Square and within Edinburgh's Worlds Heritage Site. The building has been conserved and converted into a modern 3 star hotel complex to meet demand for high quality city centre accommodation.
A ground floor cafe/bar spills out onto the broad pavement in front of the building where pedestrians leave the West End of Princes Street. Existing stone and brick have been exposed to give the hotel a 'New York' minimal feel. The adjacent reception has been designed to welcome people off the street and provides a comfortable waiting area.
There is a nightclub located in the basement cellars, separated from the bedrooms. The existing floor levels were lowered and underpinned to create a vaulted cavernous dance space with new contemporary bars and lighting, and VIP areas under the street.

The fit out was carried out by others.