Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

George Nicolson were pleased to be awarded from Thomas Johnstone Ltd the decoration package for The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square.

Our decorating works encompassed the exterior windows and the upgrading of the main entrance, all the ground floor food and beverage areas, reception, courtyard, meeting rooms, corridors, stairs and bedrooms (Old Block).

The phased works took place from January to September 2017 whilst the hotel remained open for the entirety of the contract period.  The project consisted of a variety of decorating skills involving specialist paint finishes and wall covering installations.

The knowledge, dedication and expertise of our tradespeople ensured all the demands of this challenging and large refurbishment were successfully met.

Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Regional winners of both Brand Hotel of the Year and Style Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards, the hotel has undergone a multi-million pound restoration and refurbishment. All of the bedrooms and suites have been given a smart, new look, inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. Guests familiar with PRINCIPAL will find familiar touch points, including the red bedside telephone, tuck box of treats and a vintage post box.

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Photographs courtesy of Goddard Littlefair.