11130085_970460189631281_6896026984370385550_nOld Town Chambers, a collection of five star serviced apartments that forms part of a £46 million redevelopment of three medieval closes off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, has been named as the Scottish Hotel Awards Serviced Apartments of the Year 2015.

The apartments were honoured at a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow at the weekend (19 April) hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay.

Julie Grieve, CEO of Lateral City, operator of Old Town Chambers, said:

“We’re delighted to have our apartments recognised by the industry body.  Serviced apartments are now recognised as an excellent addition to Scotland’s accommodation offering and we feel very proud to have won this award within 20 months of opening.

“We believe visitors are now looking for a unique experience when it comes to choosing their accommodation and serviced apartments offer great flexibility for bookers, whether that be a couple looking for a romantic break, to a family reunion.”

Comprising 50 apartments, including a 15th century townhouse and three penthouses, these apartments blend state-of the-art facilities with centuries old architectural features, such as solid stone walls, original fireplaces and painted wall panels and beams contrasting against double smoked French oak wooden flooring and Italian tiling, alongside the latest home entertainment system and a 24 hour concierge service.

Having opened in the summer of 2013, merging from the 15th century Advocate’s, Roxburgh’s and Warriston’s Closes, the apartments capitalise on the historical character of the site as well as some of the most captivating views across the city’s Princes Street Gardens, to give tourist and business visitors a unique city centre experience.

Notes to Editor:

  • Edinburgh’s Old Town Chambers, Roxburgh’s Court, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Midlothian. Tel 0131 510 5499, www.oldtownchambers.co.uk

  • Old Town Chambers is the largest development of five star serviced apartments in Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh’s Old Town Chambers is part of the Advocate’s Close development by the Chris Stewart Group, a property development and investment business based in Edinburgh with an expertise for complex, transformational city centre regeneration.