The plan to create Red Carnation’s first hotel in Scotland has stepped up a notch as the group submits an official proposal to councillors.
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.
Plans for the development were first revealed in July.
Now in documents submitted to Edinburgh council, Red Carnation says the hotel will ‘replicate the atmosphere’ of the group’s five-star London property, Hotel 41.
The new hotel will have 30 bedrooms after a refurbishment of the historic building, formerly occupied by the Royal Over-Seas League, which left in 2017.
Existing function rooms on the first and second floors will be converted into rooms.
There will also be a bar and lounge introduced on the second floor, with views of Edinburgh Castle.
Documents submitted to Edinburgh council say: “Red Carnation Hotels propose to respectfully renovate the property, transforming it into an exclusive retreat on Edinburgh’s most famous street.
“They will replicate the boutique atmosphere of their Forbes five-star London property Hotel 41 with meticulous care and attention to the listed building’s interior and embrace its history and heritage.
A planning application to redevelop the site will be considered at Edinburgh city council.