|Rezidor opens first Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh, Scotland|
Brussels, June 8, 2009
The Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce that the first Hotel Missoni, developed in collaboration with the renowned Italian luxury fashion dynasty Missoni, opened today in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh represents a new standard of design hotel that combines the style of the iconic fashion and interiors label with the expertise of one of the world’s leading hotel operators. Spearheaded by Hotel Missoni Creative Director, Rosita Missoni and Rezidor Executive Vice President Brands, Gordon McKinnon, the partnership creates a distinctive blend of fashion, function, form and service that adds up to a new genre of genuinely luxurious hotels.
Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor, believes Hotel Missoni is a totally new breed of hotel. “I’ve seen so many of these hotels with grey, black and brown and minimalist design – this is distinctive and colourful. As soon as you walk through the doors you know it is Missoni.”
With a prime location on the corner of George IV Bridge and the Royal Mile, Hotel Missoni Edinburgh brings the timeless style, colour and glamour of Missoni to life for today’s design conscious traveller. Missoni’s signature bold use of colour and striking patterns gives a cool, contemporary energy to the hotel – not only to the public spaces of the restaurant, Cucina and Bar Missoni but also to the private areas of the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The overall colour scheme is a simple, stylish black & white punctuated with brilliant flashes of colour. Rosita Missoni has combined the unmistakable Missoni prints with the work of designers that she personally admires such as Marcel Wanders, Eero Saarinen and Arne Jacobson. Arranged over the six floors of the property, guests discover iconic pieces of design, some of which Rosita Missoni has in her own home, such as Hans J Wegner’s Wishbone Chair.
Each Hotel Missoni is reflective of its location. As a tribute to the Scottish heritage, Rosita Missoni has included pieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh including his famous Ladderback Chair. The lobby of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh also features two large mosaic urns, which will become something of a Hotel Missoni trademark.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh offers 136 rooms and suites, some of which enjoy stunning views over the city landmarks and the famous Royal Mile. The rooms continue the palette of black & white seen throughout the property and are animated with bursts of colour. Each guest room has an en-suite bathroom that showcase Italian design. Bathrooms feature washbasin, WC and shower with a bench seat, rain shower and handheld shower. Toiletries have been specially created for Hotel Missoni and scented using a Missoni fragrance.
As the kitchen lies at the heart of an Italian family, so lies Hotel Missoni’s restaurant Cucina at the heart of the property and can seat up to 100 people. Open all day from breakfast until late, Cucina offers a menu of fresh, seasonal and authentic Italian dishes. As the day progresses, the atmosphere changes from open and relaxed at breakfast and lunch to vibrant and intimate for dinner. Presentation of the dishes is complimented by china and glassware from the Missoni homeware range.
Inspired by the Italian tradition of ‘passeggiata’ Bar Missoni will be one of the places in Edinburgh to see and be seen. Positioned in the lobby of the hotel on the ground floor, Bar Missoni is able to hold 50 people and serves a cocktail list including classic drinks, non-alcoholic cocktails and recipes created specially for Bar Missoni.
There are three private rooms available for meetings or events, each stylishly designed in keeping with the Missoni interiors. The three rooms vary in size from 28 to 75 square metres, and the largest room can be divided into two adjoining spaces. A fourth space (100 square metres) is available for use as a breakout area.
For Rosita Missoni, Hotel Missoni is a natural step. Her unique flair and creativity have made the Missoni brand an iconic name, not only in the fashion business, but also in the home interiors world, through the Missoni home collection. Hotel Missoni embraces the traditional Italian family values of warmth and hospitality, which the Missoni family is famed for. This emphasis on service, style, and great food will ensure a hotel experience that is tailored to the needs of the modern traveller while giving guests a true taste of the Missoni lifestyle.
The “allinc” room rate at Hotel Missoni Edinburgh will include breakfast, laundry, high-speed wireless internet, free local calls, movies on demand, and the entire contents of the minibar, all included in the cost of the room. Room prices will start at £210 per night excluding VAT. For further information go to: www.hotelmissoni.com
For further information please contact:
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of close to 370 hotels in operation and under development with more than 78,300 rooms in 58 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Rezidor has signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian fashion house Missoni, in order to develop and operate a lifestyle hotel brand of the same name: Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com