When the grand old St Cuthbert's Co-operative building, with its eye-catching dome, was converted into budget design hotel The Point in 1995, it shook up the slightly staid hotel scene. In March 2014, after a £4.2 million renovation, the hotel was re-launched as a Hilton Doubletree, another milestone in the 19th-century building's history. The Bread Street Brasserie now has a cool Parisian feel, with its gray and turquoise palette, high-backed banquettes, and square Monboddo Bar button-backed sofas. Deluxe rooms and suites boast views of the castle, while on the first Thursday of the month, the penthouse becomes the Skybar, and guests can swan around sipping cocktails while gazing out at the panorama from the rooftop. Perhaps the most important new feature, however, is the warm chocolate chip cookie guests receive at check in.