Boutique hotel chain Malmaison is to open its fifth Scottish property and second located within the capital Edinburgh.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the 72-room hotel will be housed within Buchan House looking onto St Andrew Square.

The building comprises two Grade A listed Georgian townhouses dating to 1771, most recently used as office space.

Property developers Harrison said that the conversion will “reverse many of the unsympathetic modern interventions” of the building… “while retaining, restoring and reinstatingt original features”.

Features will include 72 rooms, private dining facilities, and the brand’s signature Chez Mal Bar and Brasserie.

Malmaison’s existing Scottish portfolio includes a 100-room property on Edinburgh’s Tower Place, as well as hotels in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow.

The Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands were acquired by Frasers Hospitality in 2015, and at the time Guus Bakker, Frasers chief executive EMEA said there were plans “to expand both brands very quickly in the UK and further into Europe, and eventually Asia, Australia and elsewhere”.