Britain’s iconic boutique hotel brand has signed a development agreement to renovate a Grade A Listed property in St Andrew Square
Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group, the leading lifestyle hotel brand, is delighted to announce that it has signed a development agreement with S Harrison Developments to transform the Grade A listed Buchan House, adding a second Edinburgh location to its collection of boutique hotels. Planning permission was granted for the redevelopment in November 2017 and renovation work on the historic St. Andrew Square venue will begin in the first half of 2018.
Malmaison will restore the building’s period features and inject its distinctive, design style to make Buchan House a unique hotel offering within the famous Georgian architecture of Edinburgh’s New Town. It is estimated that the development will create approximately 50 new jobs.
Offering 72 luxurious bedrooms and iconic suites, the new hotel will suit stylish, modern travellers, who after a day of work or play will be able to kick back and savour the inspiring, modern cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails of the Chez Mal Bar and Brasserie.
The new hotel will complement the popular Malmaison Edinburgh Leith – the first ever Malmaison to open, in 1994 and which famously occupies the site of a former “house of ill-repute”. It also marks the latest development in a period of significant growth and investment for the brand. This includes plans to introduce Malmaison to Bournemouth and York, as well as the continued roll-out of its contemporary Chez Mal bar and brasserie and its innovative 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?”