A new boutique hotel, the St James Hotel, in Nottingham\u2019s historic castle quarter, will be officially opened on July 23.\u00a0\r\n\r\nFormerly the Rutland Square hotel, the property \u2013 purchased a year ago \u2013 has been completely refurbished.\r\n\r\nThe public areas of the hotel have been transformed into grand spaces, with chandeliers and restored pink marble floors. The hotel\u2019s lounge and bar includes a library wall with over 400 books.\r\n\r\nThe hotel is unique in Nottingham for its art collection which is focused on work from local artists. The hotel has its own gallery, which will have regular events showcasing the best breakthrough talent.\r\n\r\nThe hotel has been designed to become a \u2018value boutique\u2019 which offers a contemporary environment at room rates which appeal to all sections of the market.\r\n\r\nThe hotel has 87 guest rooms and a penthouse, which comprises a 650 square foot room featuring burr walnut floors, antique furniture, a television and a four person hot tub.\r\n\r\nHarjeet Johal, the interior designer for St James\u2019 hotel, said: \u201cThe brief was to create a truly unique hotel which would stand apart from the local competitors as a property of character, style, service and value. I am confident that this has been achieved.\r\n\r\n\u201cI wanted to reintroduce the wonder of travelling and make the hotel a place of both delight and sanctuary. I am very proud that most of the sourcing has been from within a thirty mile radius of the hotel. It is a real showcase of local craftsmanship and produce.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe hotel also has several refurbished event spaces. The largest of which can cater for two hundred guests with views over Nottingham Castle.