The investment – which is part of a wider £15m package of improvements across the Apex
Hotels portfolio throughout 2018 – has seen all rooms styled with a “warm Scandinavian feel with contemporary grey patterned carpets and strong contrasts between light and dark”.
As part of Apex’s #WarmerWelcome campaign, each bedroom also now comes with a new in-room handbook full of tips from wellbeing expert and Apex ambassador Celynn Morin, helping guests to rejuvenate, focus or relax, and get the most out of their stay.
Guests in executive rooms will also be provided with Elemis pillow spray to help aid sleep and a selection of teas and healthy snacks.
Alan Taylor, general manager of Apex Grassmarket Hotel, said: “With tourists attracted to the city for a wide range of world-renowned festivals and a popular conference destination, the seven figure refurbishment will ensure that our guests enjoy Apex’s signature warmer welcome in stylish and modern surroundings.
“The work carried out has been fantastic and we are proud of the new look, so much so we are looking forward to welcoming both visitors from the area and further afield to enjoy our new and enhanced offering within Edinburgh’s Old Town.”
Apex Hotels’ investment follows another consecutive year of strong growth for 2016-17, with a 6% rise in turnover – up to £65m from £61.3m the previous year.
As part of the £15m refurbishment programme, improvements are also underway to two further Edinburgh Apex Hotels – Haymarket and Waterloo Place – as well as Apex Temple Court Hotel in London.
Multi-million pound refurbishment works at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa and Apex City of London Hotel have now been completed.