St James Centre in Edinburgh: Images of new hotel released



Images of how the new hotel at the St James development in Edinburgh will look have been released showing it wrapped in ribbons of bronze cladding. The 210-room hotel, will include a top-floor bar with panoramic 360 degree views, according to plans drawn up by architects Jestico + Whiles. It is part of the £850m development which is to replace the St James Centre at the east end of Princes Street.

Heinz Richardson, director of Jestico + Whiles, said: "We are thrilled to have been selected by TH Real Estate to be part of one of the biggest and most exciting regeneration projects currently under way in the UK. The contemporary design will be sympathetic to the surrounding World Heritage site and its history, providing a first-class destination for Edinburgh at the heart of the city's new retail quarter."

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