Caledonian Hotel, Waldorf Astoria Hotel Scotland, UK, Photo, Location, Building, Picture
Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh : Waldorf Astoria Scotland
Hilton Edinburgh : Princes St / Lothian Rd, Edinburgh
Caledonian Hilton Hotel
Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
10 Jun 2011
Scotland’s first Waldorf Astoria is to be located in Edinburgh at the Caledonian.
The hotel will be known as The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Scotland’s first Waldorf Astoria is to open next year following an overhaul of a landmark Edinburgh hotel.
The Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh is to be re-branded as a Waldorf Astoria hotel on completion of a £24m investment programme – conversion due to complete by the summer of 2012.
The 241-room property, which stands on Princes Street, will be known as The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
A total of £10m has already been spent on enhancing the hotel with a further £14m planned as part of the conversion process. Hilton said there would be a number of “additions and improvements” to the hotel’s facilities and services including the public spaces, rooms, spa and restaurant.
The previous £22m redevelopment of the Hilton Caledonian Hotel started Jan 2008.
Proposed infill of internal courtyard, extension and re-facing of existing bedroom extension by Crerar And Partners: Full Planning Application Granted 03/03/2008. Listed Building Consent Application Minded to Grant – Pending Decision
Proposals include refurbishing rooms and making more luxury rooms but most interesting is the proposal to create a massive glazed atrium reminiscent of the Concourse that once stood on the site.
Built by the Caledonian Railway Company this is one of Edinburgh’s two grand railway hotels. The other is the Balmoral Hotel – once called the North british Hotel – which is located adjacent to Waverley Station. The Caledonian Hotel – or Caley – is now owned by Hilton.
The Hilton Caledonian hotel Edinburgh was built in 1903 and is made out of Old Red Sandstone from the Scottish Borders.
The entry is at the northern end facing the west end of Princes Street. Along the Lothian Road facade are a series of gables and the narrow entry facade is formed from one huge decorated gable. There is a swimming pool, beauty rooms and a spa pool. Hilton Edinburgh is served by the Pompadour restaurant.
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Hilton Edinburgh Hotel images © Adrian Welch
Again in silhouette, the hotel from Princes Street Gardens:
photo © AW
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