New Malmaison set for St Andrew Square

Published: 05 April 2018

Fifty jobs will be created for the city with plans to open a new Malmaison hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s new town.

A Georgian building in St Andrew Square will open as the second of the chain’s properties in the capital. Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group have signed a development agreement to transform the Grade A listed Buchan House, adding a second Edinburgh location to the Group's collection of boutique hotels.

Edinburgh is a much-loved global destination for tourists and business alike and Malmaison is a great fit for the city and its visitors...

Guus Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, Malmaison

 

Hotel designers want to restore the building’s period features to fit in with the surrounding area as well as put their own “stylish” stamp on it.

Development director David Clancy said: “This is an exciting project and we are very pleased to conclude this deal with Malmaison, who will bring to life such an extremely prominent building. Its rich history and splendid architectural features will ultimately form the foundations of a fascinating, memorable and truly unique hotel. Malmaison’s high quality offering and sympathetic styling ensures it will be the perfect fit for Buchan House.”

Located on the Queen Street side of the square, the main part of the building dates back to 1775, built originally as five houses by renowned architect and builder John Young. 

The announcement marks the latest development projects in St Andrew Square, which include the distinctive gold and glass Standard Life development the street level of which has been dubbed Edinburgh’s “cuisine quarter”. Work is almost complete on the square’s historic former RBS headquarters which are being transformed into 50 serviced luxury apartments by developers Lateral City... 

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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