Dalata Hotel Group has announced plans for its first property in the Scottish capital.

Subject to planning permission an existing building on the city’s St Andrew’s Square is set to be extended and converted into a Clayton hotel, with an expected opening date of mid-2026.

The hotel will feature 153 rooms, a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and two large meeting rooms “with stunning period features on the first floor overlooking St Andrew’s Square”.

Dalata also said that the property “will be one of our first to be designed to operate with zero on-site carbon emissions”.

The hotel will be Dalata’s third in Scotland, joining the existing Clayton Hotel Glasgow City and Maldron Hotel Glasgow City.

Earlier this year Dalata announced plans to open the first London property under its Maldron brand, and this month the Irish group confirmed it has reflagged the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American under its Clayton brand.

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Commenting on the Edinburgh development Shane Casserly, corporate development director, Dalata, said:

“Edinburgh is one of the top performing hotel markets in Europe and we are delighted to secure a development site in such a prestigious location.

“Our development team has extensive experience and history in delivering complex projects, we look forward to collaborating with Edinburgh authorities, to deliver a flagship Clayton hotel with zero onsite operational carbon by mid-2026.”