The Principal Edinburgh George Street England
Urban Holiday Philosophy: The Principal Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has been active in the political arena since the 15th century. Human settlements here can be traced thousands of years ago. Today‘s Edinburgh is the second largest tourist city in the UK. The city has the world heritage of the old and new city, monumental cultural institutions and an entertainment hub created by the financial center and the crowds. It has also won a poetic title ”literary capital.” Many ancient wellknown writers and works of art are born here; the world‘s largest international book festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people to come here every summer. Libraries and bookstores can be seen everywhere, literary seminars are held throughout the year ... A bookish atmosphere is present.
Perhaps only in such a city, would a fivestar hotel with a very good location call its restaurant ”The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen” and the bar ”Burr & Co”. Such is the humor of The Principal Edinburgh.
The core part of the hotel‘s protected buildings are the Georgian Townhouses built in 1775, and even the title of the architectural style and the name of the streets are King‘s names of many generations. This venue was originally a local private residence, and once belonged to a prestigious insurance group. Now it has become one of Edinburgh‘s iconic hundredyearold hotels and welcomes its guests. Its quiet, solemn facade speaks of grace.
The complete modernization of facilities ensures that 240 rooms deliver fivestar comfort; the allaround elegant atmosphere depends solely on the details. Fabric and leather have matched seamlessly with wood and stone materials, showing the color tone of past painters. Enough to accommodate 400 people, ”King‘s Hall” has substantial columns that raise complex cornices, with lights coming from the glass dome and spilling on the golden pattern of the furniture, all paving roads for the wedding banquet and the peak moment of life. The concierge gentleman‘s kilt, branches of thistle flower in the bottle, pickled salmon served on the dinner table, the night of the single malt whisky.....all contributed to the memory of Scotland. Literary nostalgic elements are scattered everywhere: the restaurant decorated with old typewriter and classic books, bedside phone with dial wheel. If you suddenly write a short note, the traditional British red mailbox is waiting in the lobby to carry the letter off.
Leave your everyday routine, follow the coffee smell and push open the door on George Street. Let Edinburgh‘s history and joy come to you, let the detailed artwork of The Principal Edinburgh embrace you; and you won‘t be far from all the urban scenes. When the words flow from the heart to the pen, perhaps the first reader you hope to get to will be no one else but yourself in another dimension.