Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

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ChainHilton
Brand
Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts
Built1903
Renovated2012
Total Meeting Space800 sq. m
Guest Rooms241
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH1 2AB

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Edinburgh Hotel
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Ratings

Northstar
5

Awards

Awards: 2017 The Pompadour by Galvin - Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year - The Food Awards Scotland 2017 UK's Luxury Hotel Spa - World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 Hoteliers Hotels Top 100 - The Caterer 2017 Wedding Venue of the Year – Scottish Wedding Awards 2017 Regional Wedding Hotel of the Year – Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - Regional Informal Restaurant Hotel of the Year - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 People of Excellence – Regional Wedding Team - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 People of Excellence – Regional Spa Therapist - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - Top 100 Best Restaurants in Scotland - Bookatable by Michelin's Awards Conde Nast Johansens Award of Excellence 2015: Best Newcomer Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Amenities

Room Features and Guest Services

  • Concierge Services
  • Internet Access

Facilities

  • Onsite Restaurant

Services

  • Business Center

Recreational Activities

  • Health Club
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space800 sq. m
Meeting Rooms10
Largest Room217 sq. m
Second Largest Room195 sq. m

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms241
Doubles (2 Beds)48
Suites14

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Local Attractions

Edinburgh International Convention Centre

Convention Center
5 minutes away
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is the city’s largest venue, and stages many key exhibitions, conferences, concerts. Located in the west of the city, the venue is easy to reach plus there is a wide range of hotels near Edinburgh EICC for those looking to stay over. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), is the premier exhibition and conference centre in Edinburgh. The centre is at the heart of the master-planned Exchange District in the west end of the city, and was designed by Sir Terry Farrell. Construction on the EICC began in 1993 and the centre opened in 1995. The conference centre caters to over 200,000 delegates every year and generates more than £60m in revenue for the City of Edinburgh through hotels, travel and tourist purchase. The facilities inside are first class and well worth a look even if you are just travelling through Edinburgh.
Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EDH, GB2

Holyrood Castle

Historical Landmark
10 minutes away
Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace) - At the foot of the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, dating from the 15th century, is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II when she visits Scotland. She is usually in residence for a few weeks in May and July each year. When the Queen is not present, areas of the palace are sometimes open to visitors with guided tours of several rooms in the State Apartments available. The palace is directly opposite the Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat.

Edinburgh Airport

Airport
7 mi. away
Edinburgh Airport is the 5th busiest airport in the UK by total passengers, connecting the city to approximately 100 destinations in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East..

National Galleries of Scotland

Museum
10 minutes away
Welcome to the National Galleries of Scotland. Our collection of Scottish and international art is among the best in the world, and is housed in 3 sites across Edinburgh. We have 28 exhibitions to visit, 124 events to attend, and 3085 artworks online to explore.

Princess Street Gardens

Park
2 minutes away
Princes Street Gardens - Take a stroll in this dramatically situated public park beneath the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. The Gardens are a popular meeting place in Edinburgh, and play host to regular concerts at the Ross Bandstand, particularly at the city's Hogmanay celebrations. Pop over to take in the oldest floral clock in the world, which is seasonally replanted with around 35,000 colourful plants. Come Christmas time, Princes Street Gardens is also the site of one of Britain's largest outdoor ice rinks during the Winter Wonderland.

Edinburgh Playhouse

Recreation
15 minutes away
The Edinburgh Playhouse opened its doors for the first time at 2pm on Monday 12th August 1929. Although originally designed as a variety theatre, by the time the building was completed it had been decided to open it as a cinema. The first film to be screened was ‘The Doctor’s Secret’ an adaptation of JM Barrie’s short play ‘Half an Hour’. It continued to operate as a successful cinema for over forty years, during which time a number of stars paid a visit, including Marlene Dietrich, Yul Brynner and Laurel and Hardy. By 1973 the down turn in the cinema business made it impossible to make a profit from such a large single screen venue. Splitting it into a multi screen was considered too costly and so the building was put up for sale. The cinema closed down on the 24th November 1973, with ‘Live and Let Die’ being the last film to be screened. In 1975 the Edinburgh Playhouse Society was formed. This organisation was particularly interested in seeing the Playhouse being reopened and used for Opera and Ballet. Another petition was started and a further 13,500 signatures were collected. After more than four years of campaigning the Lothian Regional Council finally agreed to buy the Playhouse and turn it into a multipurpose venue. The cinema was refurbished and opened as a fully functional theatre on June 1st 1980 with a charity gala in aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain. Since then the Playhouse has changed hands on a number of occasions. Initially into those of a local businessman and subsequently to Apollo Leisure, SFX, Clear Channel Entertainment, Livenation and, as of 2010, The Ambassador Theatre Group. Over the years the theatre has played host to the world's biggest and most successful musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Grease, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, Mary Poppins and We Will Rock You. Many legendary bands and artists have also graced our stage including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, BB King, Runrig, The Who, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, U2 and Johnny Cash.

Edinburgh Castle

Historical Landmark
5 minutes away
Perched on an extinct volcano, this instantly recognizable fortress is a powerful national symbol and part of Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Its story is Scotland's story.
Castlehill Edinburgh
Midlothian, GB1 EH1 2NG

Dynamic Earth

Recreation
20 minutes away
Our Dynamic Earth - Situated spectacularly in front of Salisbury Crags and beside the new Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, the Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh science exhibition makes for a stimulating day of discovery for all the family. You can experience time travel, journey to the centre of the Earth, become an astronaut or explore a tropical rainforest! Take a helicopter flight across Scotland's ever-changing landscape, explore the ocean depths, come face to face with a dinosaur, or do some fossil rubbing! Facilities include the Natural Selection Gift Shop, Food Chain Cafe and Ocean Commotion Soft Play.

Distance from Airport

  • 11.27 km from Venue

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, known locally as the “Caley”, is one of Edinburgh’s most significant landmarks. Standing proudly at the West End of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway building hotel nestles in the shadow of the imposing Edinburgh Castle and its reputation for style and excellence has attracted generations of locals, international visitors and notable personalities for over one hundred years. Following extensive refurbishment in all areas of the hotel, this reputation is continued and enhanced as the Caley re-opened its doors as a member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, who set the standard in finest hotels and resorts worldwide. With a total of ten private rooms to choose from, we can provide layouts to suit every occasion: from seminar rooms and classrooms through theatre, cabaret style and banquet, to a reception for up to 500 guests. Entertain your guests against the sumptuous backdrop of panelled walls and stunning murals. Our dedicated events management team will help with every detail of the planning of your event to make it a success and truly memorable. - 8 versatile conference & event rooms - The grand and luxurious Castle Suite - Largest meeting room: 219 m2 - 5 minutes away from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre – EICC - 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport - Free wifi internet access - All meeting rooms have natural daylight - Dedicated team of event specialists - Business Centre on-site Admire some of the best views in Edinburgh from our 241 guestrooms and suites and dine at two award-winning restaurants created by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian you can also experience the grandeur of the Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office, treat yourself to some of the finest Scottish Whiskies at The Caley Bar or simply indulge at the UK's only Guerlain Spa.

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Additional Information

Awards: 2017 The Pompadour by Galvin - Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year - The Food Awards Scotland 2017 UK's Luxury Hotel Spa - World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 Hoteliers Hotels Top 100 - The Caterer 2017 Wedding Venue of the Year – Scottish Wedding Awards 2017 Regional Wedding Hotel of the Year – Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - Regional Informal Restaurant Hotel of the Year - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 People of Excellence – Regional Wedding Team - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 People of Excellence – Regional Spa Therapist - Scottish Hotel Awards 2017 Galvin Brasserie de Luxe - Top 100 Best Restaurants in Scotland - Bookatable by Michelin's Awards Conde Nast Johansens Award of Excellence 2015: Best Newcomer Location & History Enjoying a superb location in the heart of the city centre, The Caledonian is situated at the west end of Princes Street and is the closest luxury hotel to Edinburgh Airport. With its origins as a true railway hotel, The Caledonian first began its reputation as a venue for the rich and famous and locals alike in 1903. With a guest list reading like a who’s who of the silver screen, the original hotel played host to Hollywood stars from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Elizabeth Taylor, to Bing Crosby and Sir Sean Connery. In 2000, the property became a Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel, before undergoing a major transformation to join Hilton Worldwide’s luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand.

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