Plans to convert a disused building into a five-star luxury Edinburgh hotel have officially been approved.
The Royal Over-Seas League building, a former private members’ club, is now set to become the 30-bedroom site named the 100 Princes Street hotel, according to local reports.
The site of the future development was officially opened as the Royal Over-Seas League club in 1930, but closed its doors in January 2018. It now has repairs estimated at £2m and refurbishment at a further £3.5m.
Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels, said: “It has been a dream of ours to open a hotel in Edinburgh for some time, and with the best address in the city, it was well worth the wait.
“We intend to pay full respect to this remarkable location and city, its history, tradition and people and are excited to be blending our internationally renowned breed of personal service and generous hospitality with the warm humour, expertise and knowledge of the best talent in Edinburgh.”