GLENEAGLES has announced an opening date for its new townhouse hotel in the Scottish capital.

For the first time in its 96-year history, iconic sporting and country estate Gleneagles is expanding its brand beyond the Perthshire hills to open the townhouse in spring 2022, it said.

Located in St Andrew Square, Gleneagles Townhouse will be home to a 33-room hotel, all-day restaurant The Spence and members’ club and rooftop bar Lamplighters, with views over the Edinburgh skyline.

Over the last five years, Ennismore Design Studio and its team of architects and designers have worked to sensitively restore the Townhouse building, home previously to the British Linen Bank which later became the Bank of Scotland.

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The hotel said it embraced the building’s heritage and listed building status and "interiors marry timeless charm with all of today’s necessities in each of the hotel’s rooms and suites".

Each guestroom will be unique, individual in size, orientationand ceiling height – with star suites overlooking St Andrew Square.

The grandeur of the building’s beginnings "has been reflected through the use of decorative mouldings and sweeping features such as canopy crown headboards".


The hotel said: "Throughout the Townhouse, original fireplaces and panelling have been reimagined with fresh colours whilst maintaining their authentic features. Modern artwork curated by local Scottish artists complements antique lighting, ornate cornicing, stone columns, ornamental gold details, original vaults and floor tiles.

"Noble nods have been made throughout to the building’s outstanding architectural features designed by notable architects and sculptors such as David Bryce, best known for perfecting Scottish baronial style."

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