A subtle new air of elegance exudes at the Atholl Hotel where 21st century style marries perfectly with the traditional hospitality much loved by generations.

The historic property, in a superb West End location, has a fresh but beautifully understated decor in its popular dining room and lounge areas, enhancing the atmosphere but still reflecting the ethos of providing good, old-fashioned service and serving up all your favourite dishes – with a little nod to modernity.

Working with Dovetail Enterprises, which supports workers with disabilities, and interior designer Katie Buchanan the team have created a beautiful new look for both areas, incorporating a palette of pale gold, muted russets and shades of stone. The heavy antique fireplace by the lounge’s bay window has gone – to a good home – replaced by a gorgeous white marble surround and pale paisley wallpaper. Gentle terracotta and modern plaid chairs complement the new walnut veneer panels leading to the restaurant.

There is new semi-circular banquette seating and large round tables flanking the entrance while a run of the same comfortable taupe banquette extends along one wall, with a large mirror reflecting the square tables and subtly striped backs of charcoal chairs.

Ever popular with locals, the corporate sector and families, the team at the Atholl understands its clientele and prides itself on consistently providing the same high quality surroundings and food that keep customers coming back. As a result all the Atholl favourites, including north sea haddock, roast buchan chicken and mince and skirlie, are still on the menu. But you’ll also find falafel, linguine with salmon and samphire, and fillet of beef with oxtail stovies.

The 34-bedroom hotel, which also caters for a range of events, including weddings, private parties and corporate meetings, has also upgraded facilities, installing a lift to the upper floors and revamping its Oakhill function room, one of two which offer unrivalled views over the city.

54 King’s Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YN Tel: 01224 323505 info@atholl-aberdeen.co.uk www.atholl-aberdeen.com

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