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Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, a country retreat set in 30 acres of peaceful Aberdeenshire countryside, has been beautifully transformed into a Mercure flagship property following an extensive refurbishment of its bedrooms to accompany the grand public areas and spa facilities.

Built in 1887 in the Scottish Baronial style and fashioned on Balmoral Castle, just 50 miles away, Ardoe House Hotel’s bedrooms have been lovingly redesigned, bringing Aberdeenshire’s past and present to life. A locally inspired brand, Mercure worked with interior designer Frances Blackham at Trevellion Interiors. The refurbishment has seen new furnishings, textures and patterns incorporated into the property, capturing the cosmopolitan feel of Aberdeen, just five miles away.

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All of the refurbished classic doubles and privilege rooms offer modern luxuries and a home-from-home experience, along with a dash of Scottish charm. Emblematic of the Highlands but with a modern twist, a plaid fabric in a shade of terracotta now adorns the bedroom chairs, while a montage of black and white architectural photography features on the headboards, showcasing 100 years of Ardoe House history.

The bedroom walls include a new array of monochromatic images, featuring the property itself. Graceful, neutral, stone coloured tones flow throughout the rooms and coordinate with beautiful walnut furniture. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV with international satellite channels, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout the hotel.

During their stay guests will experience the juxtaposition of both new and old styles. The property’s original features were completed by local craftsmanship and include striking stonework and beautifully crafted wood paneling, elaborate plinths, stained glass windows and paneled doors with intricate metalwork. In reception sits an exquisite mosaic floor and extraordinary latticed ceiling. All compliment the modern design additions that have been made to the bedrooms.

Visitors have the option to dine at sophisticated Blairs Restaurant or informal Soapie’s Lounge Bar. With its farm to fork ethos, Blairs Restaurant offers an array of innovative culinary creations, pushing the boundaries of modern cuisine with innovate and exciting dishes. Guests can sample the signature dish of seared scallops from Isle of Skye, served with chamomile jelly, locally grown celeriac and grated coffee beans. There are also two classic cocktails with an Ardoe twist – a Smokey Papa Don cocktail with tequila, marmalade/chili syrup, lemon and grapefruit juice, and Lagavulin, along with the Grey Flannel cocktail containing Hendricks gin, mandarin marmalade, Earl Grey tea and lemongrass.

 

Alongside is Soapie’s Lounge Bar that serves homely dishes, inspired by locally sourced ingredients. The lounge is the ideal place to enjoy an informal lunch or dinner in front of an open fire. Guests can also enjoy a tipple in the Drawing Room or Laird’s Bar, with its impressive selection of malt whiskies.

 

Guests will be encouraged to pick from the ‘Flavours of the Cellar’ wine list, which includes three handpicked wines available across the Mercure Hotels in the UK, carefully selected by the BBC Saturday Kitchen Masters of Wine, Susie Barrie and Peter Richards.

 

Jonathan Sheard, SVP Operations Luxury, Upscale & Midscale Hotels, Accor UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted with the new look and feel of the bedrooms at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa and how they really lift the hotel and create a full beautiful experience in this unique building for all our guests. True to the Mercure, the design reflects the brand’s commitment to strong local connections and we hope that people visit to see everything that Aberdeen and the region has to offer.”

Peter Sangster, General Manager of the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa said: “I’m thrilled to welcome both new and returning guests to the stunningly refurbished, historic property. The new look captures the spirit of Aberdeen, while offering unbeatable style and comfort.”

 

www.mercure.com

 

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Published On: Wed, Nov 4th, 2015 at 4:36pm

Ardoe House has been done up

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Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, a country retreat set in 30 acres of peaceful Aberdeenshire countryside, has been beautifully transformed into a Mercure flagship property following an extensive refurbishment of its bedrooms to accompany the grand public areas and spa facilities.

Built in 1887 in the Scottish Baronial style and fashioned on Balmoral Castle, just 50 miles away, Ardoe House Hotel’s bedrooms have been lovingly redesigned, bringing Aberdeenshire’s past and present to life. A locally inspired brand, Mercure worked with interior designer Frances Blackham at Trevellion Interiors. The refurbishment has seen new furnishings, textures and patterns incorporated into the property, capturing the cosmopolitan feel of Aberdeen, just five miles away.

All of the refurbished classic doubles and privilege rooms offer modern luxuries and a home-from-home experience, along with a dash of Scottish charm. Emblematic of the Highlands but with a modern twist, a plaid fabric in a shade of terracotta now adorns the bedroom chairs, while a montage of black and white architectural photography features on the headboards, showcasing 100 years of Ardoe House history.

The bedroom walls include a new array of monochromatic images, featuring the property itself. Graceful, neutral, stone coloured tones flow throughout the rooms and coordinate with beautiful walnut furniture. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV with international satellite channels, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout the hotel.

During their stay guests will experience the juxtaposition of both new and old styles. The property’s original features were completed by local craftsmanship and include striking stonework and beautifully crafted wood paneling, elaborate plinths, stained glass windows and paneled doors with intricate metalwork. In reception sits an exquisite mosaic floor and extraordinary latticed ceiling. All compliment the modern design additions that have been made to the bedrooms.

Visitors have the option to dine at sophisticated Blairs Restaurant or informal Soapie’s Lounge Bar. With its farm to fork ethos, Blairs Restaurant offers an array of innovative culinary creations, pushing the boundaries of modern cuisine with innovate and exciting dishes. Guests can sample the signature dish of seared scallops from Isle of Skye, served with chamomile jelly, locally grown celeriac and grated coffee beans. There are also two classic cocktails with an Ardoe twist – a Smokey Papa Don cocktail with tequila, marmalade/chili syrup, lemon and grapefruit juice, and Lagavulin, along with the Grey Flannel cocktail containing Hendricks gin, mandarin marmalade, Earl Grey tea and lemongrass.

 

Alongside is Soapie’s Lounge Bar that serves homely dishes, inspired by locally sourced ingredients. The lounge is the ideal place to enjoy an informal lunch or dinner in front of an open fire. Guests can also enjoy a tipple in the Drawing Room or Laird’s Bar, with its impressive selection of malt whiskies.

 

Guests will be encouraged to pick from the ‘Flavours of the Cellar’ wine list, which includes three handpicked wines available across the Mercure Hotels in the UK, carefully selected by the BBC Saturday Kitchen Masters of Wine, Susie Barrie and Peter Richards.

 

Jonathan Sheard, SVP Operations Luxury, Upscale & Midscale Hotels, Accor UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted with the new look and feel of the bedrooms at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa and how they really lift the hotel and create a full beautiful experience in this unique building for all our guests. True to the Mercure, the design reflects the brand’s commitment to strong local connections and we hope that people visit to see everything that Aberdeen and the region has to offer.”

Peter Sangster, General Manager of the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa said: “I’m thrilled to welcome both new and returning guests to the stunningly refurbished, historic property. The new look captures the spirit of Aberdeen, while offering unbeatable style and comfort.”

  • 120 bedrooms including classic doubles, privilege rooms and feature double rooms
  • Prices start from £94 per room, per night
  • Two restaurants – Blairs Restaurant and Soapie’s Lounge Bar
  • Two bars – Drawing Room and Laird’s Bar
  • Leisure facilities – spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fitness suite
  • Nine function rooms ideal for gala dinners, weddings and conferences for up to 450 people
  • Five miles from the city of Aberdeen and seven miles from Aberdeen airport

 

www.mercure.com

 

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