Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh has opened, marking the city’s first outpost since Scotland’s iconic Gleneagles Hotel

Featuring an exclusive private club for members, a wellness area, a lively all-day dining restaurant and a rooftop terrace bar with city views in St Andrew’s Square, the Townhouse is now open exclusively to hotel guests and members.

Over the past five years, Ennismore Design Studio has painstakingly restored the listed building, creating 33 unique bedrooms, some of which overlook bustling St Andrew’s Square. At the heart of this remarkable building is The Spence – an airy social space offering modern-style brasserie cuisine, from Bloody Mary breakfasts to vibrant dinners.

Led by head chef Jonny Wright, who returns to his native Scotland with over 16 years of experience, his own enthusiasm for the Scottish natural pantry – the old Scottish word from which The Spence takes its name – is what will really make bring out the offer. 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.

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In the former bank vault, Townhouse residents and members have access to the Strong Rooms, a space dedicated to training, treatment and therapy. With curated experiences for holistic wellness and innovative technologies, including a cryotherapy chamber and infrared sauna, alongside the gym and wellness studios, the offering aims to enhance wellness journeys. -to be individual through movement, restoration and recovery.

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The members’ club includes two exclusive spaces, the Note Burning Room which is designed for breakfasts, brunches and long leisurely lunches, and The Telling Rooms coworking space, perfect for relaxed remote working. Evenings at the Townhouse promise to be lively, social and a place to meet up with friends and colleagues at the end of the working day. The Lamplighters roof terrace bar, open exclusively to members and hotel guests, offers impressive views of the city’s medieval Old Town to the left and New Town to the right – the perfect place to watch the sunset and see the city lights twinkle.

As the first venture beyond the Perthshire hills for the Gleneagles Hotel in its nearly 100-year history, this city center location should be every bit as stylish and appealing as its countryside counterpart.


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