The Aberdeen Altens Hotel


The Aberdeen Altens Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands and east coast. Conveniently located just outside the city, this popular hotel also offers a well-equipped contemporary business and conference centre. The owners appointed architect and design consultants ICA to design a flexible open plan restaurant and bar area that would reflect the beauty and history of the locality and offer a high quality dining experience for discerning hotel guests as well as local residents and businesses. Across the flexible seating zones Lime Washed Oak flooring from the Knight Tile range has been laid in a combination of straight lay and herringbone laying patterns, introducing a natural element with its interesting textures and contemporary sun-bleached driftwood appearance. In the bar area, the serving zone is visually highlighted with the traditional geometric pattern of Lansdown from the Heritage Collection. This adaptation of a classic monochrome tiled floor, in Laurel colourway, adds a sense of fun and balances the stark industrial features, connecting the contemporary design to the nearby historic city. To view the full case study, visit: