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 and  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. To create a real home feel, ICA designed the rooms to include familiar elements that guests would be likely to have in their own home, such as: rugs, an abundance of oversized cushions, standard lamps and large wall-mounted TVs. By using warm tones and natural materials, we injected a warm, residential feel to a previously stark and contemporary commercial building. 

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 that stayed true to Marriott'd brand identity.