If you though 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, then 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 cost £35 per pillow slip and £300 for a simple flat-sheet. The floors feature designer rugs by Turkish firm Stepevi, that are priced starting £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 that are up for grabs are named Palmerston, Cluny, Abercromby and Dundonald, priced between £1,000 to £2,500 a per night offer a personalised 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.