Market Street – Edinburgh old Town

Tackling a notorious gap site within the UNESCO world heritage and Old Town Conservation Area, EDI has developed a 98 bed four star hotel and identified a hotel operator, Carlton Hotel International, for whom the location and quality match their business model.

Planning consent was achieved in June 2015 and EDI was the first developer in the UK to go through the new ICOMOS process for UNESCO. Construction on the site started in April 2016.

The new development will support the City’s world heritage status and strengthen the City’s tourist facilities.


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Carlton Hotel Collection and EDI to deliver four-star hotel on Market Street
Edinburgh’s ambition to provide more luxury accommodation for future visitors received a major boost today, after work started on a new £20m four-star hotel in the city’s Old Town.
The 98 room boutique hotel is the first venture in Edinburgh by European operator, the Carlton Hotel Collection, and is being delivered in partnership with The EDI Group Ltd.

Due for opening in Spring 2018, visitors to the hotel will be able to enjoy a top floor lounge with panoramic views across the Waverley Valley from Princes Street Gardens to Calton Hill.

Construction services company, ISG, has been appointed as the main contractor for the project.

For more information on the Carlton Hotel Collection, visit and for further details on the Market Street development visit


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