Chris Stewart Group re-opens Old Town Chambers

Chris Stewart Group re-launched the Old Town Chambers as part of the Advocate’s Close development. The property off the Royal Mile pre-dates 1490, and is the latest contemporary offering from the Old Town Chambers serviced apartments. The 12 month restoration project was part of the $74 million redevelopment by the Chris Stewart Group to open up some of the Old Town’s hidden areas into a leisure and business destination.

The property was once home to wealthy city merchants in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries before falling into a state of disrepair in the 1800s. However, one of Edinburgh’s oldest townhouses was given a new lease of life when it re-opened its doors to offer luxury accommodations.

The 32 apartment development in Edinburgh in the UK has bespoke interiors and views. The apartments range from one bedroom units at 600 square feet up to a 1,600-square-foot penthouse. 

The venue blends new facilities with centuries old architectural aspects, such as solid stone walls, original fireplaces and painted wall panels and beams, contrasting against double smoked French oak wooden flooring and Italian tiling, alongside the latest home entertainment system and a 24 hour concierge service.

The Old Town Chambers has 32 apartments comprising of studio, one, two and three bedrooms, as well as a penthouse and the 15th century townhouse. Designs include original period wall paintings, exposed brick, through to bluetooth Bose sound systems, Smart TVs and a multi-zone heating system in every room. Entry is via a keypad for which every guest has a specific code.

Accessed through Warriston Close, one of the oldest closes in Edinburgh, the Old Town Chambers is set back slightly from The Royal Mile on Edinburgh’s High Street.

Aside from Chris Stewart Group, others responsible for the property included: project manager Thomas & Adamson; architect Morgan McDonnell Architecture; contractor Interserve; mechanical and electrical engineering by Rybka; structural engineering by Will Rudd Davidson; and interior designer Karen Brown Design.

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