BridgeStreet Launches Mode Aparthotel in Edinburgh, Scotland - Built for a New Generation of Business Traveler

October 16, 2018

BridgeStreet has brought its original, modern Mode Aparthotel experience to Edinburgh, Scotland. This exclusive concept combines the space and freedom of apartment living with exceptional 24/7 hospitality and facilities – alongside the advanced technology and comfort demanded by today's business traveler. Mode is a concept that is elevating the extended stay model by inviting guests to feel like they're a part of a local community while offering the comforts of home.

Eighty two contemporary apartments offer urban, chic living in the heart of the city offering guests an emersive local experience to work, explore, connect and relax. Bespoke artwork reflects the local character of this energetic city helping guests to soak up their environment. Once checked in, guests can unwind and enjoy a glass of wine from the self-serve wine cuvenee in the lounge before heading to dinner. Upon return, they can catch up on email in the generous workspace with meaningful extras like good lighting, comfortable chairs and free, superfast Wi-Fi for easy connectivity.  To end the evening, they can relax and drift into a luxurious night’s sleep on their new Hypnos bed. Waking up refreshed and ready to tackle the day, guests can hit the fitness center for a quick jog and then grab an express breakfast before heading out to enjoy shopping and a tour. Early evening is a perfect time to relax at the small private Queen Street garden west to wind down before heading back to the property for a small bite to eat prepared in their own kitchenette.
Edinburgh is such a vibrant and unique city. It was important for us to ensure that our Mode property matched its charm along with the modern sensibilities for today’s traveller.
"Edinburgh is such a vibrant and unique city. It was important for us to ensure that our Mode property matched its charm along with the modern sensibilities for today’s traveller,” said Brian Proctor, BridgeStreet's Chief Operations Office. “Mode Edinburgh has been warmly received with the property already experiencing high occupancy during its first month - signaling a real need for this property. We're tremendously proud of creating a thoughtful experience for our guests, and we are equally excited to share it with travelers across the globe.”

Lauched this summer in Paris, Mode's attractive business model is the ability to build unique properties in any city center. By using prized existing structures – often vacant or underutilized – developers can build practically and efficiently while preserving the local character of a city and honoring its history.  

"To adapt and provide unique experiences demanded by modern, savvy travelers, we're continuing to target global hot spots, like Paris and Edinburgh, with retrofitted buildings using unique design aesthetics. It presents rare and unique building opportunities – perfect for travelers seeking those same experiences," said Steve Burns, BridgeStreet Managing Director of EMEA & APAC.