A Room With A View

In search of a little luxury? Then look no further. In this edition, we delve into the historic landmark known locally as ‘The Caley’

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh has welcomed generations of Scots, international visitors and high profile personalities for over 100 years. Situated at the West End of Princes Street, The Caledonian has a reputation for style, excellence and grandeur. With over 200 rooms, guests’ comfort still remains a fundamental priority. This commitment to excellence is reflected in the quality and finish of the rooms, with only the finest fabrics used to give furniture an exclusive feel. The hotel can also boast the highest number of rooms with unobstructed views of the famous Edinburgh Castle, making them truly ‘a room with a view’.

But what could be better than one Michelin starred chef? Answer: Two! The Caledonian is the proud home of brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. Having cooked for assorted royalty, celebrities and film stars, the siblings bring a wealth of culinary experience, clocking up over fifty years between them. Their signature style was influenced by their upbringing in France; respect for ingredients has gained the brothers a deserved reputation for producing quality from simplicity.

‘The Pompadour by Galvin’ and ‘Galvin Brasserie De Luxe’ are both housed within the hotel. The Pompadour mimics the royal court of King Louis XV of France, creating an authentic regal dining experience. Hallmarks of the award-winning restaurant are French-inspired dishes, using only the finest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Brasserie De Luxe hosts a theatrical centre bar. It was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2013.

Meanwhile, the Guerlain Spa is unique in the UK. It follows a philosophy of luxury and sheer indulgence made famous by LInstitut Guerlain and introduced in 1939.

The Caledonian even has its own ‘Chic’ massage, created exclusively for Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. Spa facilities include a sauna, steam room, swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym. TC

For booking enquiries, please contact: 0131 222 8888

Published: Feb 2017

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