The Edinburgh Grand will rewrite the rules on luxury travel in Scotland’s capital when it opens on june 1st 2018

50 individually designed, fully equipped apartments housed in an historic city landmark that will also include a selection fantastic Restaurants, Bars as well as a Champagne & Cocktail Lounge

Scotland’s newest destination for the modern luxury traveller is scheduled to open this summer.  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 Chris Stewart Group’s ambitious Registers development, a regeneration and 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.

Accommodating from one to six guests, the apartments come in a gamut of shapes and sizes, from uniquely configured Grand Studios, to the jaw-dropping three-bedroom, rooftop Penthouse with its astonishing 360° panoramic view. Authentic features, including original dark wood panelling, fireplaces, brass door handles and decorative cornicing have been given a serious makeover and seamlessly incorporate with new design, enhancing beautiful spaces with unique historical merit.

Old meets new as guests’ needs have been put at the forefront of the distinctive design led by Karen Brown, head of Interior Design at Chris Stewart Group, developers of the project. As well as smart televisions, Bose sound systems and intelligent heating controls, each residence is equipped with a fully fitted kitchen, kitted out with top of the range appliances from Siemens and Nespresso. Bathrooms are similarly impressive, with drench showers and oversized baths in addition to luxury beauty products courtesy of New York beauty brand Malin + Goetz.

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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.”

Within easy reach of numerous transport links, and steps from Edinburgh’s most distinguished shops, restaurants and businesses, it promises to become the hot property within the city for tourists and locals alike.


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