The Resident Hotels will open its sixth UK property and first Scottish hotel in 2024, with the addition of The Resident Edinburgh.
Last year Business Traveller reported on plans being submitted for the conversion of Meldrum House – an office block which at the time was being used by HMRC.
The property is situated on Drumsheugh Gardens in Edinburgh’s West End district, and will be transformed into a 166-room hotel under the “affordable luxury” brand.
The Resident changed its name from Nadler Hotels last year, moving away from its association with former CEO Robert Nadler (who left the company at the end of 2017).
There are currently five properties under The Resident brand in London and Liverpool. Business Traveller has reviewed several of these, including The Nadler Covent Garden in 2019, and The Nadler Victoria in 2016.
William Laxton, CIO of Mactaggart Family and Partners (owner of The Resident Hotels) is quoted by boutiquehotelier.com as stating:
“Edinburgh – and this micro location within it – is perfect for The Resident guest product and operating model and we are thrilled to be bringing our amazing team to this world class capital city.
“The acquisition and development adds to our momentum, having rebranded the group in early 2020 and achieved exceptional guest feedback through TripAdvisor.
“The transaction also demonstrates our belief in the operating model, at a time we begin the implementation of our ambitions to grow Resident Hotels as an operator of third party owned hotels.”