Native, the leading UK aparthotel brand with eleven sites across London, including Bankside, Hyde Park and Mayfair, Manchester and Scotland has announced Native Edinburgh, has re-opened following a 14-month refurbishment.
The half-a-million-pound revamp covers the public spaces and eighty-two apartments along with a new cultural programme and a speakeasy bar, Counter.
The design for Native Edinburgh’s refurbishment was inspired by The Inventors who lived within the city including John Logie Baird, Sir Alexander Fleming, and William Cullen. The history of the Scottish inventors surrounds the streets around the property, and the new design aims to highlight this unique history through the décor.
Olivia Immesi, Managing Director says, “Each Native site celebrates the best of its surrounding area and Native Edinburgh’s refurbishment reflects the history of the city, and a focus on local culture to allow guests to plug into the city, whether they’re passing through or staying for longer.”
Coinciding with the re-opening, Native Edinburgh is also launching its new speakeasy bar, The Counter at Native Edinburgh. It will be home to a new bespoke cultural programme hosting a selection of “carefully curated eclectic events, spotlighting local produce in the daytime and homegrown talent at night”.
Late-night summer programming will see the venue host a range of acts from neo-soul jazz nights and vinyl DJs to spoken word poetry. Counter says that it will shine a light on up-and-coming creatives from around the city, including artists, writers, and musicians.