If you thought the UK was reeling under a cash crunch, then one look at The Atholl Hotel in west end Edinburgh will tell you otherwise. The most expensive hotel in Scotland, which opened its door last Tuesday, charges £1,000-a-night in its cheapest suites. If you want something a bit more exclusive, you can opt for the £125-candles by Roja Dove. The rooms sport Hermès wallpaper, with matching £400 silk cushions. The bed linen has been made by Peter Reed that costs £35 per pillow slip and £300 for a simple flat-sheet. The floors feature designer rugs by Turkish firm Stepevi that are priced starting at £3,000 upwards, and for meals, you can head over to the Michelin three-star chef Albert Roux, in his first restaurant in the vicinity. Four suites up for grabs are named Palmerston, Cluny, Abercromby, and Dundonald, priced between £1,000 to £2,500 per night offer a personalized dining room, a chef specially trained by Chef Roux, and a 60-inch 3D television in the lounge area.
The rooms come with state-of-the art Bulthaup kitchen, designed by Cameron Interiors, and the private garden in the Abercromby suite, has been designed by the Luciano Giubbilei (CORR). It also comes with a hot-tub and outdoor fireplace. The Dundonald suite, on the other hand comes with its own whisky tasting room, with prices starting at £40 per dram.