Images of the new hotel at the St James development in Edinburgh have been released showing a bold design.
Bronze ribbons will wrap the building which is part of the development to replace the St James Centre and will include apartments, restaurants and a cinema. The site is due for completion 2020.
The 210-room hotel, will include a top-floor bar with panoramic 360 degree views, according to plans drawn up by architects Jestico + Whiles.
Heinz Richardson, director of Jestico + Whiles, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected by TH Real Estate to be part of one of the biggest and most exciting regeneration projects currently under way in the UK.
“The contemporary design will be sympathetic to the surrounding World Heritage site and its history, providing a first-class destination for Edinburgh at the heart of the city’s new retail quarter.”
Martin Perry, director of development TIAA Henderson Real Estate, which appointed Jestico + Whiles, said: “Jestico + Whiles has a well-deserved reputation for its excellent work on a number of prestigious hotel and leisure facilities throughout the world.
“The team demonstrated a thorough understanding and imagination for what we would like to achieve for Edinburgh St James which was reflected in their proposals.
“The final hotel design is likely to be influenced by the operator and given Edinburgh is continuing to prove a highly attractive destination with a growing tourist economy and strong finance market, we are encouraged by the response we have received from interested parties so far.”