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The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen to Open in 2014

Sarah-Jane Lampe 4 October 2013

The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen has announced it will be opening its doors in January 2014.

The £5m construction and refurbishment project to transform the hotel started in spring 2013 and will finish in time for the opening in the new year.

Positioned on Aberdeen’s Queens Road the five-star luxury hotel is the latest venture of hoteliers Graham and Gillian Wood, who also own Edinburgh’s award-winning The Chester Residence.

Once open, it will feature 63 classic, grand and loft rooms and two suites, combining a feel of contemporary luxury with the original features of its 19th century listed building.

Graham Wood said: “The Chester Residence has become Edinburgh’s leading small five-star hotel, recently winning a number of significant industry awards, and we aim to create something equally special in Aberdeen.

“While The Chester Hotel will be much larger, we’ve chosen a similar look and feel to Edinburgh’s Chester Residence, which we believe will appeal to our business travellers as well as guests on an indulgent weekend break.”

Guests can indulge in dishes prepared with some of Scotland’s best ingredients in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant or enjoy a more relaxing meal in its laid-back lounge bar. Both kitchens are headed up by award-winning executive chef, Kevin Dalgleish.

The hotel’s new function suite can accommodate weddings and large corporate dinners of up to 180 guests or conferences for up to 300.

“After purchasing the property in spring 2012 we assessed the business and, as a result of demand, decided to develop larger function spaces,” he adds.