The Resident, formerly Nadler Hotels, has submitted plans to create its first property in Edinburgh.
The group, which currently comprises five boutique hotels in London’s Victoria, Covent Garden, Kensington, Soho as well as Liverpool, is bidding to transform a former office block into a 166-bedroom hotel in the city centre.
If given the green light, 60-year-old Meldrum House would be converted by Cannon Capital Developments into the new hotel when the current lease being used by HMRC ends in April 2021.
Just like the other Resident Hotels, the new hotel would not provide an in-house restaurant, bar or café and instead, ‘actively encourage guests’ to spend time visiting other local businesses.
The planning statement says: “The change of use proposed will see the creation of a high quality hotel in a highly accessible city centre location.
“The hotel proposed will positively enhance the vitality of the city centre and will contribute to Edinburgh’s role as a capital city and key tourist attraction.”
Nadler Hotels was rebranded as The Resident in February this year, with all five hotels given a refurbishment under the new umbrella.