Two Aberdeen Hotels unveil new-look bars

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The latest phase in a seven-figure redevelopment of The Chester Hotel at 55-63 Queen’s Road Aberdeen includes a new bar called The Gallery (pictured). It’s double the size of the previous one – spanning 115sqm, with two distinct bar areas and a garden room.

It also houses one of the country’s largest private collections by the Scottish artist, John Byrne.
The Gallery is part of a major extension of the hotel, with the neighbouring property at 55-57 Queen’s Road now also forming part of the hotel.

The Chester Hotel owner Graham Wood said, “We wanted to give the bar its own distinct identity and with 11 John Byrne paintings on display – in addition to the many others throughout the hotel – we felt The Gallery was a fitting name for the new venue.”

Meanwhile, the Cairn Hotel Group has invested £5M into its Station Hotel on Guild Street as part of a rolling refurbishment and has unveiled its new-look bar. The works coincide with the
hotel’s 125th anniversary and the refurbishment has been sympathetic to the building’s history.

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