Edinburgh welcomes refreshed Native

by | 26 Jul 2022 | Design, Refurbishments

Imagery courtesy of Native.

Aparthotel brand Native has reopened its Edinburgh site in the UK following a £500,000 14-month refurbishment.

The revamp covers the public spaces and 82 apartments comprising studios, one bed- and premium one bed apartments.

Inventor inspiration

The design for Native Edinburgh’s refurbishment was inspired by ‘the inventors’ who lived within the city, including John Logie Baird, Sir Alexander Fleming and William Cullen. The new design aims to highlight this unique history through the décor, artwork and quirky gadgets used decoratively.

The chic new interiors for the boutique site combine amber whisky tones with the midnight teal colours of the night sky above the Georgian facades of Edinburgh’s New Town, where the property resides. Rich colours including a bright gold palette is reminiscent of the local area.

Botanical theme

The reimagined heritage-inspired Lobby space showcases opulent green hues and botanical themed prints, taking inspiration from the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The original Georgian windows allow natural light to flood in over the mid-century style furniture and lighting. The wallpaper in the lobby has been designed by Edinburgh Mairi Helena, known for her vibrant designs inspired by a love for Scotland’s colourful and textual landscapes.

Native’s MD, Olivia Immesi, commented: “Each Native site celebrates the best of its surrounding area and Native Edinburgh’s refurbishment reflects the history of the city, and a focus on local culture to allow guests to plug into the city, whether they’re passing through or staying for longer.”

Speakeasy start

Coinciding with the re-opening, Native Edinburgh is launching a new speakeasy bar; Counter. Counter will serve coffee by day and cocktails by night, providing an undiscovered destination bar in the heart of the city centre for guests and locals.

The Counter will also be home to a new bespoke cultural programme: it will host a selection of carefully curated eclectic events, spotlighting local produce in the daytime and homegrown talent at night.

The UK aparthotel brand has 11 sites across London, Manchester and Scotland.

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