The redford Inn, a red brick building on the corner of Teesside Road and Blackfriars Street in Edinburgh, has been demolished to create the new hotel.
The red brick structure of the inn and the red brick façade of the hotel, which has been painted over in red paint, will be preserved, the Edinburgh Evening News has reported.
In 2016, the Royal Society of Edinburgh was asked to recommend a name for the new Edinburgh hotel, and in 2017, a bid was submitted to the Scottish Government to name the hotel the Edinburgh Hotel.
The red brick of the red inn has been replaced by a black-and-white scheme, and the Edinburgh City Council has decided that the red-and white scheme will stay.
On Wednesday, the hotel’s exterior facade was demolished.
In the early 1970s, the red barn, used as a storage shed for horses, was used to house a number of tenants.
The buildings surrounding it have since been demolished.
The red barn will be replaced by an apartment building and a new car park.
The Redford Inn has been owned by the Edinburgh Redferns for more than 80 years.
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