Cityroomz, Edinburgh

Client: Sleeperz Hotels
Type: Hotel
Bedrooms: 41
Construction: Existing building, internal fit-out
Status: Completed August 2017

Located within the historical city of Edinburgh this project comprises a series of listed Georgian buildings and the brief was to provide additional accommodation to compliment the client’s adjacent Sleeperz development.  Within the building’s existing primary layout we designed a 41-bedroom proposal to maximise the client’s business model whilst sensitively retaining the significant internal features and arrangements, which was explicit within the listed building consent. This included the retention of a feature staircase which, in a previous application, was proposed to be demolished and rebuilt to provide a technically compliant escape arrangement. We did this by engaging with both building control and a fire engineering consultant pre-planning to design out this requirement, which resulted in the retention of the existing staircase, original character and features.

We worked closely with the client to provide a varied arrangement of bedrooms together with a new Citysuitez product, which is a range of larger rooms offering guests a serviced apartment facility in order to encourage longer stays.