The Best Western Queen's Hotel has gained an impressive heritage over the past hundred plus years playing host to historical figures of great note including Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill.
Opened in 1878 by Dundee wine merchant Col Smith as a "Station Hotel" in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the railway station in Dundee it was famously described as the "...swankiest, poshest hotel in Bonnie Dundee...".
It has met numerous challenges over the years gaining an enviable affection in the hearts of the locals and visitors alike.
The Best Western Queen's Hotel is home to a unique perspective on Dundee's architectural heritage. The lower ground floor Victorian suite features a specially commissioned seven-metre mural inspired by early 20th century architectural drawings by James Thompson - Dundee's visionary city architect and engineer.
The Thompson Mural - a stunning trompe d'oeil panorama - depicts a grand plaza and tree-lined boulevard, with a magnificent fountain as a centerpiece between the Royal Arch and other grand buildings. Created by local artist Ken Bushe it is a living interpretation of Thompson's 1910 architectural plans for Dundee's waterfront area.
At ground level, the viewer stands before a spectacular vista to equal the finest and best known architectural views in Europe.
Over one hundred years later, The Best Western Queen's Hotel has proved itself as one of the city's great stalwarts and has stood the test of time in serving the people of Dundee.
Today it is under the care and direction of owner Gordon Sneddon.