Boutique hotel brand Malmaison is to open a 91-room hotel in Scotland’s fourth largest city, with an agreement to redevelop a listed building formerly housing the Tay Hotel.
The hotel is scheduled to open in May 2013, and will be the 13th property under the Malmaison brand, and the first new development since Gary Davis took over as CEO of both Malmaison and sister brand Hotel du Vin in January.
Dundee is currently undergoing a £1 billion regeneration of its waterfront area, including the addition of a new V&A Museum.
The building which will house the Malmaison is located on Whitehall Crescent, close to the Tay Bridge, and has been empty for several years, having originally opened as Mathers Hotel in 1889, before becoming the Tay Hotel.
Commenting on the development Davis said:
"This is a fantastic project. The regeneration on the Dundee waterfront is already underway and we are delighted to have secured the lease on this property that will enable us to create a prestigious hotel on the site".
"My objective is to oversee an expansion of the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin business and expect that this new hotel will be the first of many for these fantastic brands."
Malmaison won the award for Best Smaller Hotel Chain at the 2011 Business Traveller Awards, with sister brand Hotel du Vin coming second (for full details click here).
For more information visit malmaison.com.
Report by Mark Caswell