What we did

  • Interior Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Furniture Design
  • FF&E Specification
  • Bedroom Casegoods

EDC Aberdeen


Occa Design was asked to create a create a classic interpretation of the more contemporary Holiday Inn bedroom concept on behalf of our client for the Holiday Inn Aberdeen AEC Bedrooms.

This was designed to suit the EDC portfolio and to appeal to typical business traveller guests, who make up the key user group of the hotel’s customer base. With the hotel sold out Monday to Friday year-round appealing to this user group was of primary importance, offering a welcoming stay in the often harsh Aberdeen climate in the North of Scotland.

The formation of a number of larger executive rooms created a new bedroom count of 117 rooms, with some smaller rooms on the upper levels knocked through to suit the large executive spaces.  All standard and existing room type bathroom pods were retained and fully refurbished and all bedrooms received a full refurbishment including new casegoods, lighting, floor and wall finishes.

Brand elements from the Holiday Inn concept are reinterpreted in a classic style, welcoming guests into a warm and inviting bedroom space and offering respite for those seeking respite from the often temperamental Aberdeen weather.  A contrasting palette of dark and light timbers, neutral wallcoverings, and soft taupe leathers combine with rich textured wool throws, classic herringbone and houndstooth patterns to create a bedroom interior which has a refined Scottish influence and distinct welcoming warmth. Chrome accents lift the finishes bringing life to this understated scheme.

The exacting standards and high-end focus of the EDC team ensure that their properties exceeded the expectations of their hotel star rating wherever possible.  The Holiday Inn Aberdeen AEC Bedrooms were no exception. Quality, comfort, style and location were the key focus of our design brief and direction throughout the project and exemplary standards were met at all stages.

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