New boutique hotel planned at listed Edinburgh chapel

A listed baptist church in Edinburgh could be turned in to a boutique hotel and gin bar.

Although plans have not yet been submitted to the City Council, hotel operator Glendola has consulted a scheme to create a 22-room hotel at the chapel in Rose Street.

The building dates back to 1908 and is Grade-B listed under Scotland’s system of listing heritage buildings.  The chapel is still an active place of worship but the church plans to move to a larger, more accessible building in nearby Shandwick Place in early 2016.

Alexander Salussolia, managing director at 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.”

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