We are well aware of the emotion surrounding the Rosewood Hotel proposal on a local level. And while we are aware of the vociferous local opposition to our proposals, we are also aware of considerable support from the ‘silent majority’ across the city.
Independent market research by consultants Scott Porter, using a representative 500-strong Edinburgh-based sample and updated in March 2017 shows:
- 88% of responders were in favour in principle of developing the RHS as an international hotel
- 93% in favour of specific proposals which we are presenting to develop the hotel.
This is consistent with two previous waves of the consultation exercise which shows overwhelming support for our proposals – including a 5000 strong sample undertaken as part of our initial application in November 2015.