Red Carnation Hotels has announced plans to open its first property in the Scottish capital.

The group is to renovate 100 Princes Street, formerly home to a private members’ club run by the Royal Over-Seas League.

The building enjoys uninterrupted views of Edinburgh Castle, and Red Carnation says it will “replicate the boutique atmosphere of Forbes Five Star-rated sister property Hotel 41”, located on Buckingham Palace Road in London.

The hotel will be the group’s 19th worldwide, joining existing hotels including Ashford Castle in Ireland, The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town, and The Chesterfield Palm Beach in Florida.

Commenting on the news Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels said:

“It has been a dream of ours to open a hotel in Edinburgh for some time, and with the best address in the city, it was well worth the wait.

“Guests at 100 Princes Street will enjoy everything that makes Red Carnation so special, from our individually designed interiors to the signature dishes of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman, delivered with passionate service, generous hospitality and a genuine commitment to the environment and communities in which we operate.”

To read our four-hour guide to Edinburgh, taking in sights including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Princes Street and Greyfriars Kirkyard, see:

Four hours in Edinburgh 2017