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The Chester Hotel unveils new rooms amid million pound refurb

The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland, has revealed 21 new guest rooms as part of a seven-figure investment to increase capacity at the property.

The hotel has increased its accommodation capacity by more than a third in response to a “growing demand” for high-end hotel rooms in the city, in a “significant” expansion into a neighbouring property.

The 19th Century B-listed building was designed by the architect Alexander Marshall McKenzie and bears a distinctive granite façade.

The building work has taken 12 months to complete, and the hotel said it has breathed new life into the building, which had lain empty for four years before being bought by The Chester Hotel.

Throughout the redevelopment, original features have been retained and refined, through the work of “specialist” craftspeople, and all done within the exacting confines of listed building regulations.

The hotel’s expansion into 55-57 Queen’s Road, brings the overall number of rooms and suites up to 71, and is part of a wider redevelopment.

The Chester Hotel owner Graham Wood said it was “pleasing” that the hotel’s redevelopment had reached “another significant milestone to near completion”.

He added: “This has been a major investment for the hotel, and a massive investment for Aberdeen. No project of this magnitude will go without a hitch, and working within the confines of a listed property throws up its own peculiarities, but these have been overcome, and with impressive results.

“It has been an incredible opportunity to extend and increase our accommodation offering, creating stylish bedrooms with fabulous surrounds. The end result is true to the building’s own elegance and grandeur, while exuding modern day glamour.”

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