Scotland Has A New Luxury Boutique Hotel That Is Breathtaking – Managed by Royal Yacht Enterprises, the former luxury yacht of Queen Elizabeth II and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland is now the hottest luxury hospitality project in the country. Also known as Fingal this floating hotel and his luxurious interiors are the perfect place to stay during your trip to Scotland! To find out more just keep scrolling down?
With the newest luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh, you can experience the luxury experience of going on a 5-star cruise without leaving the port! “After a life spent servicing the lighthouse community and navigating stormy Scottish seas, Fingal’s rich heritage has been skillfully woven into her new design, meticulously measured to follow the camber of the ship to celebrate her maritime history,” says Andrew Thomson, responsible for Fingal‘s hospitality and events.
Docked un the Port o Leith in Edinburgh, the Fingal hotel design was inspired by the lighthouse that dots the country’s coastline. The luxury hotel features e 23 cabins that are named after Stevenson lighthouses, beacons built by family members of Robert Louis Stevenson. From an industrial style ship, the Pedley Group designers team created a luxury hotel project with a color scheme (heather, burgundy and pale greens) that was drawn from the landscapes of Scotland!
The interior designers choosed to highlight the lines of the vessel, accentuating the slanted walls with rich woods and striking mosaic surfaces. The luxurious interiors also features some incredible details that make remember the iconic lighthouse, as the glass elevator on the main hall that is similar to the lighthouse’s lantern room.
The common areas of this luxurious ship were specially designed to host elegant dining guest and events…To reach the bespoke ballroom that is located in the former ship’s hold, the hotel’s guest must descend through a dramatic golden staircase. The shimmering ceiling resembles the surface of the water and adds to the elegant ambiance.
The four-year renovation process which involved removing almost 170 tons of steel, adding two new decks, and expanding 40 cramped cabins into 23 rooms, had a surprising budget of 6.47 million dollars. From sea maps stitched onto the headboards to reproduction radio officer’s chairs, each single luxury cabin of this boutique hotel was created with a few nautical touches.
Andrew Thomson, head of hospitality and events for Fingal and Royal Yacht Britannia, explained to the AD magazine team that “the distinguished history of Fingal made her the obvious choice, and complemented the heritage of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Fingal has her own royal connection, as Princess Royal, in her role as Patron to the Northern Lighthouse Board, has spent time on board”.
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