New boutique hotel brand House of Gods has opened its first property in Edinburgh.
Founded by brothers Mike and Ross Baxter, the 22-room four-star property is located close to the city’s Waverly rail station and the Royal Mile, and features a 40-cover cocktail bar “inspired by Rock n’ Rolls bohemian past, with a cocktail menu that rekindles fables of the most infamous hotel hedonism and debauchery”.
Rooms range from 10sqm “cabins”, offering sleigh beds, hidden mirror TVs, Nespresso machines and marble-clad wet rooms, up to a 27sqm suite with four-poster bed and freestanding bath.
The brothers also operate a 46-room hostel in Edinburgh, as well as the 105-room Kip Hotel in East London, and are developing the Cowgate Market next to Edinburgh’s House of Gods hotel into a “Hawker style” restaurant and bar.
There are plans to add four more properties under the House of Gods brand by 2022, ranging in size from 20 to 50 rooms.
Commenting on the news Mike and Ross Baxter said:
“We’re extremely excited to be launching our new hotel, restaurant and bar concept and feel this very popular area of Edinburgh will be the ideal location for both sites to thrive.
“As well as attracting millions of tourists every year, Edinburgh is the largest financial centre outside of London and hosts hundreds of international conferences throughout the year, making it a very popular destination for business trips and holidays.”