Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Duddingston House Properties (DHP) and Urbanist Hotels to manage Rosewood Edinburgh which will open in 2018 as Rosewood’s fourth property in Europe. The hotel will be housed in the former Royal High School, a historic, landmark building on Calton Hill in the center of the Scottish capital. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Edinburgh is renowned as a city of culture, heritage and history.
The former Royal High School was designed by architect Thomas Hamilton and completed in 1829. The neoclassical, listed building is widely considered to be one of the best examples of Greek revival architecture and has lain vacant for almost 50 years. Award-winning Scottish architect, Gareth Hoskins, will restore the building to create a world-class hotel. Hoskins was also responsible for the redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland, which is also located in Edinburgh, and will also be designing the extension for the National Galleries of Scotland.