Large new boutique hotel planned in Aberdeen

A PLANNING application to turn a listed building in Aberdeen in to a new boutique hotel has been submitted to planners at the local city council.

The proposal would turn the Robert Gordon University student union building on Schoolhill in to a 255-bedroom luxury hotel.

Documents included with the planning application, which also includes the adjoining Clarke building, state that “the local area with its cosmopolitan mix of leisure and retail uses, makes the Schoolhill site ideal for a hotel complex.”

Guests at the proposed hotel would be met by a feature staircase that would “emphasize and compliment the generous ceiling heights and existing grandeur of the Union building.”

The property was built in the late 19th century and designed by local architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, receiving a category B listing in 1977. It’s envisaged that 100 new local jobs would be created at the hotel if it goes ahead.

Plans for the scheme were submitted by Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Property Holdings Group and include a number of illustrations of how the new hotel would look with Malmaison branding. An existing Malmaison in Aberdeen is situated in Queen’s Road.

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