Edinburgh, Scotland

The InterContinental Edinburgh, The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. The sensitive, multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment in 2019 combined luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.

Ultimate Library, working with interior designers M Studio, supplied a collection of luxury illustrated coffee table book to be placed in public spaces and in discreet piles in guest rooms throughout the hotel to reflect its Scottish location and heritage.