Residence Inn by Marriott


Ica were appointed to develop designs for the first Residence Inn by Marriott in the UK. The building, originally designed by Sir Norman Foster is located in the prominent Quartermile development in the heart of Edinburgh.

The hotel's 107 studios and one bedroom suites have been reconfigured and refurbished to create a fresh modern feel with a residential edge targeted at the long stay business traveller.  Each suite offers a kitchen and spacious living, dining and working zones. The rooms include familiar elements guests would be likely to have in their own home, rugs, an abundance of oversized cushions, standard lamps and large wall mounted TVs.

Our remit also included the extension and refurbishment of the public spaces. Within the tight footprint of the existing ground floor a new fitness suite and new meeting room were created

Ica managed to deliver the project from inception to completion in less than 8 months. We worked closely with Marriott International to deliver this bespoke product. By using warm tones and natural materials a stark and contemporary commercial building was given a warm residential feel staying true to the brand identity.