Perhaps the city’s most celebrated building, Perth’s historic former Municipal Buildings will soon be home to The Capital, Scotland’s second Rogue City Hotel. Designed by renowned Scottish architect Andrew Heiton, this classic of the Victorian Gothic style dates back to 1877. With a commanding position where the High Street meets the River Tay, the site is a natural hub in Scotland’s ancient capital – a compact city of soaring spires, Georgian townhouses and thriving independent shops. The hotel’s name is a fitting tribute to Perth’s erstwhile status as capital, and the transformation of one of its best-loved landmarks will bring a timely boost to the city’s future fortunes.
The hotel’s centrepiece is Perth’s former District Court. Set to become a unique event space and visitor attraction in its own right, the original timber panelling, vaulted ceilings and an ornate corner turret poised over the riverbank will be restored to past glories and opened to the public for the first time.
Reflecting Rogue City’s innovative ‘select-service’ concept in the upper upscale category, 55 stylish suites will alleviate Perth’s long-time dearth of luxury accommodation, providing a destination stay of great character at the heart of one of Scotland’s most sought-after cities. Just an hour from Edinburgh and 40 minutes from the new V&A museum at Dundee, it’s also brilliantly located.