Luxury boutique hotel The Glasshouse announces new partnership with Edinburgh kiltmakers Gordon Nicholson

A five-star bolthole in the heart of Edinburgh and part of the renowned YTL Hotels group, The Glasshouse has announced a brand new partnership with Gordon Nicholson Kiltmakers to create its very own tartan this year.

Marking the hotel’s 20th anniversary in the Scottish capital, this new partnership between the luxury boutique hotel and leading Edinburgh kiltmakers offers both staff and guests the chance to own one-of-a-kind tartan exclusively designed for The Glasshouse, with new staff uniforms and clothing available for guests to purchase.

Tying in the values and history of Gordon Nicholson, The Glasshouse and YTL Hotels, the tartan itself combines the colours of the Scottish and Malaysian flag, nodding to the Scottish heritage of The Glasshouse and the Malaysian roots of YTL Hotels, which has a wider collection of luxury properties dotted across Asia.

As part of this exciting partnership, staff at The Glasshouse will have the bespoke tartan design incorporated into their uniforms; including on sophisticated ties, bow ties, rose pins and even striking kilts for the concierges. Branded with the YTL logo, these items will also be on sale for guests at the hotel to buy, taking a slice of Scotland (and Malaysia) home with them.

This partnership sees two great brands who share excellent synergies coming together to produce a luxury product with national identity and passion at its heart. Kilt-making, once an almost extinct art, is back on the rise, and through this partnership with Gordon Nicholson, The Glasshouse hopes to continue its resurgence, particularly with such an iconic Scottish brand.

Located in the heart of the city, The Glasshouse boasts 77-boutique bedrooms, as well as a magnificent two-acre rooftop garden, offering sweeping views of the skyline and a sophisticated place to relax whilst exploring Edinburgh. Known for its whisky offering, the hotel’s award-winning snug provides over 160 Scotch whiskies for guests to enjoy whilst cosied up to the roaring fire, as well as offering a delicious selection of small plates for a light supper and a traditional afternoon tea with a Scottish twist.

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