Around 300 new jobs are to be created in a £20 million project after two new hotels won approval in Dundee city centre.
The scheme will see the B-listed Wilson House demolished and replaced with two separate hotels and a licensed restaurant.
Developer St House Group (SHG) agreed to retain the 1930s art deco facade of the former Robertson’s House Furnishers warehouse.
It will be converted into a 115-room, three-star hotel overlooking the Howff.
Craig Inglis, chief executive of SHG, said the plans would provide an economic boost for the city.
He said: “We’re delighted that this exciting new project has been approved.
“It will create up to 300 new jobs and will enhance Dundee’s growing status as a tourism and business destination.
“We have worked with city council planners on our design for the past two years to create a plan that will retain the building’s iconic facade and four levels of the shop’s front.”
A newly-built, 110-room, four-star hotel will be located in neighbouring Willison Street to meet growing demand for hotel rooms.
Work is expected to start in July with a completion date envisaged in October 2019.
The Glasgow-based developer had originally intended to use the site, which has lain derelict for six years, to meet demand for student accommodation in the city.
Councillor Lynne Short, city development convener said: “I am delighted about the council’s decision and delighted this distinctive piece of art deco architecture is going to be maintained.
“The officers and the developers were keen to work together and I understand they are also keen for further work on projects and investing in developments on the waterfront.”