Hotel Missoni is dedicated to real people who laugh and cry, who appreciate and enjoy ‘fashion’ and ‘style’ as part of a real life of good coffee, hearty eating, love and light, the sea, the city, hard work and adventure, love of home, family and an appreciation of the immense beauty of the natural world. Italian has the perfect word for it: for people who are ‘simpatico’.
After my stay at Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, I couldn’t agree more – this hotel simply lives and breathes it’s concept!
Hotel Missoni is a brand for people who share these passions about life, design, and comfort.
As soon as I walked through it’s doors, the interiors were warm and welcoming – the effects of colour therapy, whilst it’s vibrant bold colours mixed with the Missoni signature patterns in black and white made it unique, stylish and contemporary.
Conveniently located in Edinburgh’s main strip, Royal Mile, the Hotel was a short stroll to many historic attractions, shopping, restaurants and business districts. Highlights included, a walking tour, vintage shopping, visit to 21st Century kilts, my first taste of vegetarian haggis – and of course, a Whisky tour!
My room, ‘The Missoni Room’ – pictured above, was warm, intuitive, and designed to surprise and inspire. To my delight, I was greeted with a personalised card wishing me a great stay, and inviting me to request the hotel for anything which would make me feel more comfortable. Five star luxury meant each room was scented with Missoni fragrance, as were the little treats of Missoni bespoke toiletries. Showcasing Italian design, the bathroom featured a relaxation walk-in rain shower. The room came with a complimentary breakfast and health mini bar… not to mention, an espresso machine to be enjoyed with delicious coffee, served in covetable Missoni crockery. A must for that much needed perk in the morning, after a previous day of sight-seeing!
For more pampering, I did not have to travel far, with Spa Missoni situated on the second floor, offering the latest treatments to soothe, restore and replenish. With over 50 treatments for both men and women using exclusive brands Aromatherapy Associates, Eve Lom and Natura Bissé. Prices for treatments start from £40. I recommend the 1-hr relaxation massage, experienced in complete tranquility, or with soothing relaxation music with a unique, and modern Scottish charm. I could not resist coming away with the aromatherapy oils: Aromatherapy Associates: perfect partners – to revive and relax.
In the evenings, Bar Missoni, which takes centre stage in the Hotel’s lobby, is a place to experience a buzzing atmosphere and expert mixology. Inspired by the Italian tradition of ‘passeggiata’ Bar Missoni is the place in Edinburgh to see and be seen.
Combining the unique style of the iconic Italian fashion & interiors house with Edinburgh, a city so alive with ideas and culture, Hotel Missoni makes for the perfect weekend escape. And is fast becoming Edinburgh’s most desirable destinations.
Passion. Style. Contemporary. Iconic.
1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD
Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 6666