Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, Design, Building, Architect, Picture, Interior, Rezidor
Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh, Scotland
New Edinburgh Architecture for Missoni by Matteo Thun, Milan, Italy
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh images post-completion, 24 Jul 2009:
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
Joint venture between Missoni and Rezidor
Information from Matteo Thun & Partners:
Project Name: Missoni Hotel
Client: Rezidor (Missoni brand)
Site: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Programme: 5 stars hotel
Public areas : bar, restaurant, conference
Hotel Room type : 129 rooms, 7 suites
Total building area: 8.630 m2
Project manager: Michael Catoir
Architect: Allan Murray Architects
Team: Uta Bahn, Manuela Bernasconi, Barbara Klopp, Sabrina Pinkes, Anna Worzewski
Start date: 2006
End date: 2009
Phase: On Site
Photos : Bepperaso
Hotel Missoni : Photos by Adrian Welch
Missoni – the name of this prestigious Milan fashion house conjures up images of a skilled use of many tones and shades: a minutely applied, perfectly controlled riot of colour. Used in tone upon tone and tone against tone, the Missoni approach to colour gives its products an unmistakably strong character of their own that is instantly recognisable the world over.
Matteo Thun and Partners débuted for Missoni with the commission to design one of its main flagship boutiques, on New York’s prestigious Madison Avenue. The method adopted in exclusive locations all over the world is now also being applied to create the very first Missoni Hotels, in Edinburgh and Kuwait City.
The quality of the preparatory thinking, the choice of materials and the final result are every bit as painstaking as selections by Missoni of colour schemes: the apparent simplicity of the result merely conceals the complexity of the process. In addition to developing a model capable of being reiterated, with suitable variations, in a variety of locations all over the world, in a manner comparable to the philosophy adopted for the Missoni boutiques, the partnership is currently putting the model into practice in the interior design, styling and lighting design in two locations. In the 8,630 m² Hotel Missoni building in Edinburgh, Matteo Thun & Partners are working on 129 rooms, seven suites, the bar, restaurant and conference facilities; in the larger (23,100 m²) hotel in Kuwait City, the studio’s focus is on 176 hotel rooms, 31 suites, lounge, lobby, restaurant, rooftop restaurant, ballroom, five meeting rooms, a café meeting room, a spa area and the outdoor swimming pool area.
– Architecture as sartorial work: Missoni colours and lifestyle combined with MTP’s hospitality development expertise.
– A clear and flexible idea of hospitality: repeatable and declinable accordingly to local habits.
– Colour schemes and fabric patterns to match the location mood and the functional areas: black, white and silver for the 129 rooms and 7 suites of the Edinburgh business hotel.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh images / information from Matteo Thun & Partners
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh – Feb 09 News Update
Hotel Missoni is to open in time for the summer. The good news for the capital is that this luxuty hotel will be the first of more than 30 Hotel Missoni hotels around the world.
The development designed by Allan Murray Architects includes the largest Bank of Scotland branch in Edinburgh, two Royal Mile shops and a Pizza Express restaurant, as well as the 130-room Hotel Missoni.
The George IV hotel is a joint venture between Missoni and Rezidor with designs by Milanese architectural practice Studio Thun.
Progress photos of Allan Murray Architects, 24 Feb 2009
Craigleith Retail Park
George IV Hotel architects – Allan Murray Architects
Hotel Missoni Photos, Scotland : New Photos. 3 Sep
George Fourth Hotel context – HBOS HQ on The Mound
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh context – National Library of Scotland
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh original building on the site
George Hotel Edinburgh
George IV Hotel context – Royal Mile
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