Further details revealed for Red Carnation’s new Edinburgh hotel as planning is submitted


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.

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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.

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