Scotland’s first most expensive hotel closes for good

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Scotland’s first most expensive hotel has closed just two years after owners spent £5m on developing the project.

The Atholl, located in the west end of Edinburgh, carved a niche when it became the first hotel in Scotland to charge £1,000 a night in April 2012.

Owners had high hopes for the luxury property, but it proved just too expensive for travellers, charging nearly four times as much as neighbouring hotels.

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The Georgian-building boasted a restaurant offering from Albert Roux, Hermes wallpaper and an award-winning garden.

Now, just two years after owner Alison Davies ploughed £5m into the project, she has announced that The Atholl has closed its doors for good. The website has been taken offline and phone numbers are out of order.

A spokesperson for Alison Davies told The Daily Mail that plans are being developed to turn the luxury hotel into four flats.

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