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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.
Designer Rosita Missoni, 78, who took the brand to brilliance in the 1960s, is in charge of the hotels, but she is currently grooming her grandchildren to take over the family business.
While Swiss ‘eco-tect’ Matteo Thun assisted with the building’s exterior, Missoni kitted out the interior in her inimitable clashing style, with stripes and zigzags on the sofas and scatter cushions.
Each of the 129 rooms and seven suites features a palette of shocking pinks and olive greens, sliding panels in place of doors and free minibars. Some of the standard rooms have been designed for the business traveller and don’t have baths.
The Missoni label was founded in 1953 by Rosita Missoni and her husband Tai and is famous for its vibrantly-coloured, patterned designs which are emblazoned on everything from knitwear to bikinis.
Rosita, who is creative director of the venture, says the idea for Hotel Missoni came from a close friend who introduced her to the Rezidor Group.
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 Eero Saarinen and Arne Jacobson