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G1 Group proposes new facilities

Cinema plan in £10m Scotsman Hotel revamp

Scotsman Hotel

A cinema is planned as part of a £10 million plan to revamp the former offices of The Scotsman on North Bridge, Edinburgh.

The turn of the century building, now a hotel, was bought this year by nightclubs and pubs company G1 Group which wants to introduce new facilities including a two-screen cinema.

G1, which owns a host of hostelries in the city including the Ghillie Dhu, the Threee Sisters and Murrayfield Hotel, is looking for a new formula for the The Scotsman Hotel which it acquired out of administration in February.

The company, run by Stefan King, wants to reconfigure the layout to create more bedrooms, relocate the breakfast room and update the appearance of the spa. It  said it had “inherited some onerous property and system issues.”

Morgan McDonnell Architects – designer of the Advocate’s Close re-development which links Cockburn Street with the Royal Mile – has been appointed for the project.

It is understood that access to the proposed cinema would be via Fleshmarket Close.

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