Planning permission has been granted for a 13-bedroom boutique hotel in the Nethergate.
Developers Molinaro plan to transform Caird Rest, a B-listed former home for the elderly latterly used as offices by Dundee University.
In their application they said the hotel would offer guests “exquisite and exclusive accommodation” in individually themed rooms.
A council planning officer said policy supported the provision of range of high-quality visitor accommodation in and close to the city centre.
“The external alterations to the building are minimal and respectful to the character and appearance of the building and surrounding area.
“The proposed development will establish a viable future for the building, whilst maintaining its architectural, historic and social significance.”
A stone boundary wall will have to be breached to create a car park entrance.
“The loss of a section of boundary wall is not ideal but the applicants have put forward information to justify its loss in the context of the successful operation of the business at the premises,” the officer said.
Consent has also been granted for a unit in a predominantly industrial area in Brown Street to be turned into a church.
Christ Embassy Church intends to use it for twice-weekly services and other activities.