Red Carnation Hotel Collection has confirmed plans to open a hotel in Scotland for the first time. The luxury hotel collection said it will “respectfully renovate” 100 Princes Street, transforming the current building into a “highly exclusive retreat on Edinburgh’s most famous street”.
Located directly opposite The Royal Scots Greys Monument and Princess Street Gardens, the building was previously operating as the three-star Royal Overseas League Hotel until 2017, which comprised 20 guest rooms.
The property sits within the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre and has traditionally been regarded as a prime retail and hotel destination. Spread over seven stories, 100 Princes Street extends to over 1,790 square metres, according to property consultant, Galbraith, which was in charge of the sale.
With uninterrupted views of Edinburgh Castle, Red Carnation said the hotel will replicate the boutique atmosphere of Forbes Five Star-rated sister property Hotel 41, which has retained the position of TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in London for over ten years as well as the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Best Hotel in the UK for the last three.
The company behind the restoration of Ireland’s Ashford Castle, once home to the Guinness family, said it will bring the same meticulous care and attention to the listed building’s interior, embracing its history and heritage and using the finest local artisans and suppliers.
100 Princes Street will reopen in 2020 as Red Carnation Hotels’ 19th property worldwide.
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. Guests at 100 Princes Street will enjoy everything that makes Red Carnation so special, from our individually designed interiors to the signature dishes of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman, delivered with passionate service, generous hospitality and a genuine commitment to the environment and communities in which we operate.”