Gleneagles Townhouse Edinburgh: First look inside luxury hotel opening


After months of waiting and anticipation, Edinburgh’s latest luxury hotel, the Gleneagles Townhouse, is open to guests for the very first time.

Although it’s only opening today, the venue was recently hailed as one of the best places to visit by GQ in 2022, while Conde Nast named it one of the most exciting new hotels. in the world.

The Gleneagles Townhouse team announced this morning: “And the doors, or should we say the vaults…open…⁠ welcome to Gleneagles Townhouse.”

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Brand new downtown accommodation features 33 totally unique rooms, individually sized, oriented and ceiling height – with star suites overlooking St. Andrew’s Square.

The building has been painstakingly restored

The Townhouse, Gleneagles’ first-ever expansion outside of its Perthshire home in its 96-year history, also features a roof terrace bar, ‘Lamplighters’, with views of the iconic skyline of the capital, as well as an opulent all-day dining restaurant, The Spence, to be helmed by award-winning chef Johnny Wright.

And one of the highlights of the new hotel should be its private club, which offers exclusive “wellness experiences”.

Marking a new chapter in the history of the listed building, the townhouse originally housed the British Linen Company before later becoming the Bank of Scotland. Over the past five years, Ennismore Design Studio has painstakingly restored the building, creating 33 unique rooms and suites, some of which overlook bustling St Andrew’s Square.

Gleneagles Townhouse Hotel Edinburgh
Downtown hotel has 33 unique rooms

At the heart of this remarkable building is The Spence – an airy social space that will offer modern-style brasserie cuisine, from Bloody Mary breakfasts to dynamic dinners.

Within The Spence, a central bar sits under an extraordinary glass domed ceiling serving a seasonally curated list of locally inspired cocktails, whiskeys, beers, spirits and wines. from the bar, Stefanie Anderson.

In the former bank vault, resident guests and Townhouse members will have access to a space dedicated to training, treatment and therapy – The Strong Rooms – which will open later in June.

With curated experiences for holistic wellness and innovative technologies, including a cryotherapy chamber and infrared sauna, alongside the gym and wellness studios, which aim to enhance wellness journeys individual through movement, restoration and recovery.

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The Lamplighters roof terrace bar, open exclusively to members, offers impressive views of the medieval old town to the left and the new town to the right – the perfect place to watch the sun go down and see the city lights sparkle.

The hotel is located at 37-39 St Andrew’s Square and is now open.

To find out more, you can visit the Gleneagles Townhouse website here.


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