Edinburgh’s former City Chambers are now luxury apartments with Bon Vivant restaurant


Edinburgh’s former City Chambers have been transformed into luxury apartments with a bar and Bon Vivant restaurant.

The new 18th century premises extension on the Royal Mile is nearing completion and will include the ground floor restaurant with 25 new apartments, a brand new reception area and lounge for guest use.

The 140-seat “Luckenbooths” restaurant will open in August and will be managed by the Bon Vivant group.

Bon Vivant currently operates five other locations in Edinburgh and is currently advertising staff to join the new Luckenbooths team.

The Cheval Collection hotel group owns the old town rooms building and the new extension now allows them to have 75 apartments on the 329 High Street site.

The new fully managed serviced apartments will include deluxe, deluxe and one-bedroom lofts and open-plan studios, and will offer unique views over the Royal Mile and Cathedral or north towards Princes Street Gardens .

Cheval Old Town Chambers offers a range of apartments to suit all requirements, from open plan one, two and three bedroom apartments to a unique two bedroom townhouse and two penthouses with spectacular views.

John Phillipson, Chief Operating Officer of Cheval Collection, said: “We are delighted to announce this additional expansion as part of our longer term vision to grow our offering in the UK.

“Cheval Old Town Chambers is now directly accessible from the Royal Mile and will benefit from a more prominent position.

“We hope to appeal to national and international customers looking for fully equipped apartments as an alternative to traditional hotel accommodation.

The new Bon Vivant restaurant and bar on the ground floor will be named after the quaint old Edinburgh buildings known as the Luckenbooths that stood on the High Street from the 15th to the 19th century.


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