New hospitality offering The Edinburgh Grand has announced a new partnership with an expert bar operator to launch a new club and cocktail lounge.
The new 50-apartment property, which will open its doors on June 1 after a two-year renovation project, will unveil the Register Club, a new social space run by Bon Vivant Group.
The Edinburgh Grand is Lateral City Apartments’ newest property and is part of Chris Stewart Group’s Registers development, a regeneration and redevelopment project which is set to transform a corner of St Andrew Square.
The hotel has been transformed from the former global headquarters of RBS, and will be home to 50 apartments, The Register Club on the fourth floor and also an aperitif cocktail bar.
London-based Hawksmoor will be opening a 170-cover restaurant in the former banking hall.
Bon Vivant Group also runs the Devil’s Advocate in the Old Town and El Cartel, and will bring this expertise to The Register Club.
The new space will also have its own games room and will be available for private hire for up to 35 guests.
General manager of Lateral City, which operates The Edinburgh Grand, Gavin MacLennan said: “The Register Club will bring something completely new to Edinburgh. It will combine the kudos of a private club, the buzz of a cocktail bar and the interiors of an upscale establishment.”
Chris Stewart, CEO of Lateral City and Chris Stewart Group, said: “When we started talking about creating a ‘club floor’ in The Edinburgh Grand, we knew it would have to be something really special. The team at Bon Vivant set the standard for mixology and service. Their knowledge and experience of their craft is unmatched in Scotland. Combine that with the rich, grown up surroundings of The Register Club, and we have created a really smart, really intimate space for everyone.”