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The Chester Residence in Edinburgh Recognised by GQ Magazine In Their Top UK Hotels Listing

An Edinburgh property has made it into GQ magazine’s top 33 hotels for 2018 – despite not being a hotel. The Chester Residence, which has 23 luxury apartments, each of which take up an entire floor of their five traditional Georgian townhouses, has been listed alongside hotels such as Claridges as one of the 33 top UK hotels. Unlike the majority of bedrooms in the other 32 hotels listed, each of The Chester Residence’s apartments has an expansive living room, separate bedrooms mostly with spacious en suites and fully fitted kitchens.

GQ Magazine says of The Chester Residence, that it is the pride of Edinburgh’s west end and that it “ups the accommodation ante with 23 luxurious Georgian townhouse apartments that combine the privacy and comfort of home (if you happen to be an affluent interior designer) with the service of a five-star hotel.”

The Owners’ Residence mews apartment comes in for particular praise;

“The vast VIP suite is borderline bonkers, singing a low-lit hymn to hedonism with its eight-seat Jacuzzi, bespoke Louis Vuitton furnishings and a private cinema room.”

But it’s the first-floor grand apartments which ‘stole GQ’s heart’; described as having “parish-church proportions, remote-controlled fireplace and sweeping 12ft sash windows” and offering “a rare line in state-of-the-art cosiness, and a luxury missing from most city hotel rooms: space.”

GQ suggests to other hotels that they have “some catching up to do” to achieve the levels of luxury delivered by The Chester Residence.

The Chester Residence is in good company on the GQ list. Other properties include Claridges in central London once cited by actor Spencer Tracy as the place he’d rather go to than Heaven, The Mandrake in Fitzrovia described in the feature as ‘hedonistic’, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s Hotel Football in Manchester and Regency-detailed The Lanesborough.

Graham Wood, owner of The Chester Residence says of the accolade, “At The Chester Residence our guests have the luxury of space and privacy in the west end of Edinburgh only a short walk from the centre of the city. It’s gratifying that our offering ranks alongside such iconic names in the hospitality sector as Claridges, Cliveden and The Lanesborough as well as the newer edgy entrants like The Mondrian and Soho Farmhouse.”

Guests can indulge in a Spring Fling break at The Chester Residence in Edinburgh during March and April for two nights in a deluxe apartment with a continental breakfast delivered to their door and a gin cocktail from £85 per night in a one-bedroom apartment from, £275 per night in a two-bedroom apartment or from £305 per night in a two- bedroom mews apartment.

More about The Chester Residence can be found here The full run down of GQ’s top 33 hotels in the UK can be found here


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