Planning has been approved for Red Carnation Hotels to build its first property in Scotland, on Princes Street in Edinburgh.
The luxury hotel company submitted a proposal last year to transform former members’ club, Royal Over-Seas League building into a new five-star, 30-bedroom boutique hotel.
The property is to be modelled on the group’s London property, Hotel 41 and will be known as 100 Princes Street, with planning now given the green light according to local reports.
It will become Red Carnation Hotels’ 19th property worldwide.
Unveiling the proposals last year, Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels, said: “It has been a dream of ours to open a hotel in Edinburgh for some time, and with the best address in the city, it was well worth the wait.
“We intend to pay full respect to this remarkable location and city, its history, tradition and people and are excited to be blending our internationally renowned breed of personal service and generous hospitality with the warm humour, expertise and knowledge of the best talent in Edinburgh.”
In 1930 the Royal Over-Seas League club was officially opened by the Duke of York.