This month will see the launch of destination bar and restaurant BABA, the final new space to open within The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, and forming just part of the hotel’s overall £25m makeover, designed by Goddard Littlefair. The re-branded hotel (formerly The Roxburghe) has opened in stages over the course of the autumn, after being a cherished scheme in our studio for a very long time! The project included a complete revamp of all the Grade II*-listed hotel’s public spaces, from the reception, lounges, ballroom and meeting rooms to the creation of BABA, as well as the stunning new central ‘Garden’ all-day dining area, plus all of the hotel’s 199 rooms and suites.