Last month saw The Principal Edinburgh open its doors after a £25m refurbishment. Situated in Charlotte Square, the hotel, formerly The Roxburghe Hotel, has undergone a phased renovation with the new look being created by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, alongside Principal’s in-house design team.
The hotel now joins The Principal Edinburgh in George Street as the second in the city and is the fourth to join the Principal brand. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the five-storey hotel which first opened in 1848, boasts 199 bedrooms and suites, many of which enjoy views over Charlotte Square Gardens and the top-to-toe refurbishment of the 19th Century Georgian property has resulted in fresh, stylish new interiors throughout, and a new beautiful internal courtyard.
The hotel’s upgraded interior also boasts a vintage red post box within the lobby, a Corner Shop selling treats and retro gifts, and guest rooms all have a 7-series red phone.
The hotel launched with a grand opening party. Tony Troy, CEO at Principal Hotel Company, said, “We’re thrilled The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square has become part of the PRINCIPAL portfolio and the entire team is excited to welcome guests to experience the hotel’s stunning new look. We have a fantastic offer for both leisure and business guests.”
This month the hotel will open BABA, a standalone Eastern Mediterranean restaurant and bar that has been developed in partnership with chef Jonathan MacDonald and Daniel Spurr, the team behind Ox and Finch in Glasgow.