The city of Edinburgh Council has approved plans for the new hotel, which will be situated at the historic location on Princes Street at the old Debenhams site.

The new large hotel will be complete with a rooftop bar, restaurants, gym and a meeting venue. The City of Edinburgh Council granted permission for the hotel proposal to go ahead yesterday, January 27 and now work will begin on the historic old buildings.

According to a council statement of the planning application, they believe that the hotel, which is expected to be a four-star and offer 207 rooms to guests, will help keep footfall on Prince Street, particularly with its restaurants and rooftop bar offering.

Each of the historic building that made up the Debenhams location on Princes Street and Rose Street will be redeveloped. The old Conservative Club’s concrete structure will be demolished to make way for a new nine storey structure.