Luxury hotel approved for Edinburgh

PLANS for a design hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town have been approved by City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Committee.
A partnership between The EDI Group Ltd and the Carlton Hotel Collection will deliver the European hotel operator’s first venture in Edinburgh. Construction is due to start in December this year.
Lynn Smith, Head of Development, EDI Group, said, “We firmly believe this is great news for the city, bringing an exciting development to an integral site in the Old Town, job creation and investment from a new international hotel operator, which are all hugely positive outcomes for Edinburgh.” 
Alfred Bree, Managing Director, Carlton Hotel Collection, added, ” We are very proud to have the opportunity to open our first premises in Edinburgh and in such an historic and prestigious location. Our luxurious hotel, conceived by our team of internationally awarded interior designers, will cater for the lifestyle and design-conscious traveller. It will offer magnificent views from the Penthouse lounge of one of the world’s leading cultural and historical cities, and in itself become part of that well known Edinburgh skyline.”
The 98 room, four-star boutique hotel at 6-8 Market Street, will be just a short walk from the Royal Mile, Waverley Station, Princes Street Gardens and the New Town. The site is within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been vacant for over 50 years. It includes the only remaining gap site on the northern boundary of the Old Town between Edinburgh Castle and North Bridge.