Malmaison Edinburgh City has opened its doors after a 20-month redevelopment project at a cost of around £25m.
The launch marks the second in the city from the hotel brand, with Malmaison Edinburgh joining Malmaison in Tower Place which opened in 1994, as part of the portfolio.
Malmaison Edinburgh City is housed in a historic Grade-A building that was previously home to Lord Brougham, the 11th Earl of Buchan, as well as Joseph Bell, the inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes.
The hotel comprises 72 bedrooms and the brand’s Chez Mal Bar and Brasserie and has been designed by York-based developer S Harrison with Edinburgh-based Sharkey as principal contractor.
Guus Bakker, CEO EMEA at Frasers Hospitality, who own the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands, said: “Returning to the heart of where Malmaison started is a real milestone for us and we are looking forward to offering a fourth offering in the city, in addition to our Malmaison property in Leith and our Hotel du Vin and Fraser Suites locations in Edinburgh’s old town.
“Edinburgh is such an integral and exciting city and the boutique elements of Malmaison and Chez Mal’s offerings really tie in well to the atmosphere and spirit of the Scottish capital.”