3rd September 2014

One of the Scottish Capital's leading hotels has been shortlisted for an international design award following a �4.2m transformation earlier this year.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre - located on Bread Street - has been shortlisted for top honours at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

Following initial judging, the hotel's Bread Street Brasserie and Monboddo bar have been listed as finalists alongside venues from London, the USA and Australia.

Opened in March 2014, the hotel, bar and restaurant transformation was project managed and is operated by RBH while the interiors were designed and created by Glasgow and London-based ICA.

Ronald Little, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, said: "Since we launched in March this year, our guests and visitors have been extremely complimentary about the quality and unique design of the hotel, Bread Street Brasserie and Monboddo bar.

"To be shortlisted for this fantastic accolade alongside some of the world's top bars and restaurants is a real honour in itself."

Ross Morrow, chief technical officer of RBH, said: "DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre is a truly unique hotel with a wonderful design and vibrant atmosphere. It has set a high standard among other venues in the city and is clearly finished to a world class standard. We look forward to the winners being announced on 25 September."