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  • Writer's pictureKay Quillan

Project Spotlight: The Royal Marine Hotel, Brora

Bright dining area in hotel space

Dating back to 1913, the Royal Marine Hotel was originally a private home designed by distinguished Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer. Retaining its period features and many of the original rooms, it is now a charming hotel on the famous NORTH COAST 500.

Bright weather outside of hotel buidling

Acquired by Highland Coast Hotels – a growing collection of independent and unique hotels - The Royal Marine Hotel has been completely refurbished. The interior design by ISA Architecture takes inspiration from the stunning landscape, complementing the historical arts and crafts building.

Cosy bedroom with seating area

Taking care of FF&E procurement, Ply supported ISA, sourcing and delivering furniture and accessories for the project. With varying layouts across the 23 bedrooms, finding the perfect solution for each space was part of the brief.

Large hotel bedroom with fireplace

Adding a rustic, nautical feel, bespoke wood panelled headboards were added to the bedrooms. Furniture includes pared-back wooden desks and tables alongside more sumptuous, soft seating and warm, heritage tweed and tartan textiles.

luxurious dining area with blue details on seats

In contrast the restaurant and bar have a more decadent feel of the early twentieth century with tastefully clashing fabric and wallpaper patterns and art deco inspired furniture. The ingenious self-stabilising NoRock tables were added as the perfect solution for any restaurant or bar.

Yellow Dining area, with big windows.

A notable feature in the lounge is the reclaimed monk’s pews which line the back wall. A vintage reception desk was also procured along with vintage Persian rugs to enhance arts and crafts style public spaces.

Lounge area within hotel, with fireplace

The result – a new lease of life for a stunning, historical building in the beautiful,

Scottish Highlands.

Green bar with modern lighting and bright windows

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