Boutique hotel brand has signed a development agreement to renovate a Grade A Listed property in St Andrew Square.
Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group has signed an agreement with S Harrison Developments to redevelop the Grade A listed Buchan House in to its latest boutique hotel, marking its second Edinburgh location and creating 50 jobs in the process.
Planning permission was granted for the ‘multimillion pound’ project in November last year and renovation work on the St. Andrew Square venue will begin in the first half of 2018, ahead of an opening in 2019.
Malmaison says it will restore the building’s period features and inject a distinctive, design style to make Buchan House a unique hotel offering within the famous Georgian architecture of Edinburgh’s New Town.
The new hotel will offer 72 bedrooms and suites, alongside a Chez Mal Bar and Brasserie.
Buchan House will complement the Malmaison Edinburgh Leith, which was the first Malmaison to open back in 1994. It also marks the latest development in a period of significant growth and investment for the brand, including plans to introduce Malmaison to Bournemouth and York, as well as the roll-out of its contemporary Chez Mal bar and brasserie and Work + Play meeting and events concept.
Guus Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, Malmaison Hotel du Vin, said: “Edinburgh is a much loved global destination for tourists and businesses alike, and Malmaison is a great fit for the City and its visitors. We are delighted to be complementing our very first hotel, in Leith, with a great venue for visitors to the city centre. Where better to demonstrate our commitment to Scotland than with the opening of Malmaison in the famous St Andrews Square?”