Hotel Missoni Opens Today, But Why In Edinburgh?
Finally, we get another picture (the restaurant) from the interior of the Hotel Missoni which opened today in Edinburgh, Scotland. You'd think that during their recent visit to the property, the Guardian UK would have taken a few more shots, but instead they focused their energies on asking Missoni matriarch Rosita her reasons for choosing Edinburgh for the first hotel of her brand. Her response, after citing comfort over pretentiousness, is even-handed:
I admit that in the rain, Scotland can seem cold and dark and terrible, but in the sun you see its true beauty. I first came here 30 years ago for the festival, and went walking, out through the highlands, and I remember the heather and land - the colours were magnificent. Edinburgh is severe but very stylish and I tried to reflect that in the designs.
It probably also worked out in favor of the city that it's not already crowded with boutique or fashion hotels like in Milan; the Missoni Hotel will become the spot. That is, if brunching Scots can handle those blue walls and bright patterns pictured above after a night out on the town.
[Photo: Richard Davies/PR]