Virgin is opening its first hotel outside the US in Edinburgh
Located in the 19th-century India Buildings, on Victoria Street in the Old Town, the 225-room Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is set to open in 2020.
The hotel will be home to multiple bars and restaurants, including one of the brand’s flagship Commons Clubs. Rooms are being described as “Chambers” – and will include a dressing room and sleeping area separated by sliding doors.
Sir Richard Branson said Edinburgh was “an iconic city”.
“My grandparents were from Edinburgh and my wife Joan is also Scottish, so the country has always held a special place in my heart,” he said. “The people of Edinburgh have been so great in welcoming us to their great city; we can’t wait to open our doors to people across the country and, indeed, the world.”