Shop til you drop in Edinburgh as Topshop's Sir Philip Green joins forces with Travelodge
08:49 GMT, 1 June 2012
Topshop magnate Philip Green, pictured with daughter and aspiring shoe designer Chloe, is going into the 'boutique' hotel business
We could all do with a little nap after a super splurge at Philip Green's retail giant Topshop.
However, in Edinburgh's Prince's Street, at least, that dream has become a reality.
The budget chain Travelodge has just opened a 96-room bespoke hotel in the former stock room area at Edinburgh's flagship Topshop store.
A spokesperson for Travelodge expressed
her delight at this 'hotel first' with Topshop, saying of the
collaboration: 'Shopaholics can now shop and snooze under one roof and
with rooms from 19, there is plenty of change left to treat yourself to
a new outfit.'
However, fortunately for the patrons of the new hospitality venture, it isn't located in your average stockroom.
The converted area within the grade II listed Topshop development boasts rooms with floor to ceiling windows with views stretching across the city and even taking in the landmark Edinburgh castle.
We may be rather more used to Topshop collaborations with Kate Moss, Louise Gray and Richard Nicoll but this could well be the 'boutique' hotel we've all been waiting for.
And at 19 a night, it is also rather less expensive that Edinburgh's Missoni Hotel.
To celebrate the joint endeavour, Travelodge has released 8,000 rooms for 19 a sleep across all its 13 Edinburgh hotel. travelodge.co.uk
A 93-room Travelodge has just opened in a former stock room in Topshop's grade II listed Prince's Street store in Edinburgh