The Edinburgh Grand will open its doors to guests on 1st June in the heart of the city’s vibrant St Andrew Square.
The venture, Lateral City Apartments’ newest property in the city, is part of a redevelopment project which is set to transform a corner of the prestigious St Andrew Square.
The Edinburgh Grand’s comprehensive yet respectful renovation took place over two years and will provide 50 individually designed, serviced apartments. The building’s provenance as a famous Edinburgh banking landmark – it was formerly the global headquarters of RBS – has been artfully woven together with contemporary interior design to create a luxurious new residence unique to Scotland’s capital.
The Edinburgh Grand is also set to be the city’s hottest new social hub, with a 170-cover bar and restaurant located in the former banking hall, a sleek new bar, a coffeehouse and an upscale hangout to meet and eat. The public spaces hark back to the glamour of the original American art deco styling thanks to the retention of period features such as the breath taking atrium, hand-etched windows and decorative plasterwork.
General manager of Lateral City Apartments, Gavin MacLennan said: “We are re-writing the blueprint on luxury accommodation with The Edinburgh Grand. It is a property which has been expertly tailored to the needs of the modern traveller – from the cutting-edge in-room technology through to the bespoke interior decoration that references the building’s illustrious heritage. Every detail has been considered. Whether guests are visiting for pleasure or for business, we have ensured that all expectations will be surpassed. It is set to become the new landmark in tourism for the capital.”