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The Edinburgh Grand is now open for bookings!


Scotland’s newest destination for the modern luxury traveller will open its doors to guests on 1st June 2018 in the heart of the city!

Lateral City Apartments’ newest property in the city, is part of Chris Stewart Group’s Registers development, a redevelopment project which is set to transform a previously forgotten corner of St Andrew Square. The Edinburgh Grand’s respectful renovation has taken place over two years and will result in 50 individually designed, luxury apartments. The building’s heritage as a famous Edinburgh banking landmark - it was formerly the global headquarters of RBS - has been interwoven with contemporary interior design to create a luxurious new residence.  

The apartments come in a gamut of shapes and sizes, from the uniquely configured Grand Studios, to the jaw-dropping three-bedroom, rooftop Penthouse with its astounding 360° panorama of the city. Authentic features, including original dark wood panelling, fireplaces, brass door handles and decorative cornicing have been refreshed and effortlessly incorporated into the new design, enhancing the incredible spaces throughout the building.

Karen Brown, head of Interior Design at Chris Stewart Group, has worked hard to ensure old meets new in a way that offers modern luxury for guests, whilst protecting the building’s unique historical merit. As well as smart televisions, Bose sound systems and intelligent heating controls, each residence is equipped with a fully fitted kitchen with top of the range appliances from Siemens and Nespresso. The bathrooms are also beautifully fitted, with drench showers and Victorian roll-top baths. Guests will also get to enjoy luxury bath and beauty products by New York beauty brand Malin + Goetz.

In addition to the 50 apartments, The Edinburgh Grand aims to be the city’s hottest new social hub too. The building will also be home to a 170-cover bar and restaurant located in the former banking hall, a slick new bar, a coffeehouse and an upscale hangout to meet and eat, all of which will be open to the public as well as guests.

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 close proximity to numerous transport links, and steps from Edinburgh’s most distinguished shops, restaurants and businesses, The Edinburgh Grand promises to become a popular hot-spot within the city for visitors and locals alike.

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