A boutique hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town has officially reopened as the Kimpton’s first brand in Scotland.

Formerly known as the Principal, the Kimpton Charlotte Square sits in one of the city’s most beautiful squares - a UNESCO world heritage site - and boasts 184 rooms and 15 suites in seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses.

The Kimpton will offer signature perks such as in-room yoga mats and the ‘Forgot It, We’ve Got It’ service offering guests essentials from curling and straightening irons, to tweezers.

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Guests will also be able to enjoy the Kimpton’s daily social hour in the hotel’s BABA Bar, take part in free fitness and wellness classes at the recently refurbished gym or enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Spa.

Parties of up to 24 guests can also book No. 33 - an intimate, home-like hotel within a hotel that is ideal for groups, special events, private weddings or just to hang out with friends.

As an extra gesture, guests will also receive a small surprise in their room from local artist Edinburgh Sketcher.

Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton’s heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels in city centres, beachside resorts, and mountain getaways globally.

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Kimpton has a history in reviving historical buildings, weaving in a signature style and spirit while honouring the building’s original character.

Johan Scheepers, General Manager, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel commented on the opening: “Kimpton has built its brand on the belief that heartfelt human connections make people’s lives better.

“We inspire curiosity and embrace people exactly as they are, creating truly meaningful guest experiences.

“Each Kimpton hotel is an escape from the ordinary, and Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel will offer a vibrant Scottish service full of charm and personality, in one of the world’s most historic cities.

“We also have a small surprise from local artist Edinburgh Sketcher in every room.”

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) plans to open additional Kimpton hotels in Glasgow and Manchester. The group currently operates 345 hotels under eight brands in the UK.