Edinburgh hotel named as one of the best openings worldwide in 2023

100 Princes Street was recognised for its promises of stunning traditional decor, excellent service and stunning views of Edinburgh castle.

A hotel in Edinburgh has been named as one of the best in the world that will open this year in a new ranking by The Times.

The newspaper recently unveiled its ’30 best new hotels around the world for 2023′, shining a light on some of the most amazing places that will open their doors to guests taking a holiday or city break this year.

Hotels in the likes of Italy, France and Portugal all made the prestigious list, all promising to offer visitors a luxurious place to stay and plenty of culture as well.

One of the destinations on the list was 100 Princes Street in our country’s capital, coming in at sixth place and being the only Scots hotel to make the top 30.

The hotel is currently undergoing a makeover, but has big plans to become a cultural and historical hub that people will be eager to stay at when it opens in August this year.

The backstory behind the hotel is an incredibly rich one. The former Royal-Over-Seas League Clubhouse will soon be transformed into a luxurious place to stay, with its new look being inspired by Alexander McQueen.

The location has been a pinnacle of Edinburgh’s history for many years after being passed down through several famed hoteliers.

When it was purchased by the League in 1929 and reopened by the Duke of York as a club a year later, it became the first mixed club in Edinburgh where many high-ranking officials from the Commonwealth often stayed.
100 Princes Street’s new look will feature a stunning hand-painted mural featuring several famous explorers in an eye-catching display you won’t see anywhere else.

It will also feature plenty of custom-made tartan designed by Araminta Campbell of whom King Charles is a big fan.

Each one of the 30 bedrooms promises to be “lushly OTT”, offering the utmost comfort and relaxation for guests who choose to stay there.

And you can guarantee you’ll be taken good care of, thanks to a 2:1 ratio of staff members to residents.
No hotel stay would be complete without a drink or two, and 100 Princes Street promises to deliver just that.

The destination will feature a wine wall with over 200 fine wines showcasing the range from the family-owned vineyard Bouchard Finlayson and an impressive collection of acclaimed Scottish whiskies adorning another wall.
There will be a carefully curated menu full of cocktails, hand-crafted spirits and “rare liberations” that guests can take their pick from before relaxing for the evening in front of the fire and panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle.

100 Princes Street, part of the Red Carnation group, opens its doors to the public in August 2023 with double rooms priced from £330 per night.

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