Plans for former chapel to be converted in to Edinburgh hotel

By Liam Garrahan

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Plans for former chapel to be converted in to Edinburgh hotel

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The Glendola Leisure Group and Carlton Hotel Collection are to submit plans to convert a former chapel into a 22-room four-star boutique hotel on Edinburgh’s Rose Street.

Charlotte Baptist Chapel, a 16,486sq.ft Grade B listed building, will also be home to a steak and gin bar.

The plans were shared with the public at a consultation at the chapel on 29 July where community representatives, residents, local ward councillors and members of the public voiced their opinions.

Alexander Salussolia, managing director of Glendola Leisure Group said:“We are fully aware of the historic status of the Charlotte Baptist Chapel and we intend to be responsible stewards of that heritage. Through our successful Carlton and Bar & Beef brands, we are bringing a premium hotel and restaurant offering to Rose Street, which we believe will be very attractive to both residents and the City’s expanding tourism population.”

Deirdre McCarthy, a planning consultant for JLL, who will submit the planning application on behalf of Glendola in the middle of August, said: “Development within the city centre has recently been focused on the east end. The redevelopment of 204 Rose Street is a great opportunity to introduce new vibrancy and activity at the west end of this iconic street in a building which is otherwise due to become vacant when the church community move out to their new premises in March next year. Feedback from the public consultation was positive and the proposals have been broadly welcomed by the local community.”

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