About the project

The 250 bed hotel sits behind the retained Royal Mile facades of the Old Sailor’s Ark building, and 221-229 Canongate. The hotel is configured as a new build courtyard block with a wing extending over a new arched pend inserted at 221-225 Canongate.

Shops also line the buildings ground floor levels and encourage pedestrian movement and new links between the Waverley Valley and Canongate and the New Scottish Parliament.

The hotel forms the southern edge of the new civic square and will bring significant numbers of people back into the historic Canongate area of the city.