Red Carnation Hotel Collection is to open its first hotel in Scotland.
The 18-strong hotel chain, founded by Bea Tollman, is to transform former private members club, 100 Princes Street in Edinburgh, into a new boutique hotel similar to its sister property in London, Hotel 41.
With views of Edinburgh Castle, the site will be ‘respectfully renovated’ into a ‘highly exclusive retreat’ and reopen as Red Carnation Hotels’ 19th property in 2020.
The group will embrace the building’s history and heritage during the refurbishment and lean on the ‘finest local artisans and suppliers’ to bring the new 100 Princes Street to life.
Managing director, Jonathan Raggett said it was a ‘dream’ of the group’s to open a hotel in Edinburgh, with the plan in the pipeline for ‘some time’.
He 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. Guests at 100 Princes Street will enjoy everything that makes Red Carnation so special, from our individually designed interiors to the signature dishes of our president and founder Beatrice Tollman, delivered with passionate service, generous hospitality and a genuine commitment to the environment and communities in which we operate.”
Hotel 41, in London has retained the position of TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in London for over ten years as well as the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Best Hotel in the UK for the last three.
We revealed earlier this year that RCHC had also taken over Hatch Hall in Ireland, to create its third hotel in the country.