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爱丁堡华尔道夫酒店

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian

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古城不落经典长存


从巴尔莫勒尔酒店出来,沿着热闹的王子街一直往西走便能邂逅美丽的王子花园,低凹的王子花园就在爱丁堡城堡之下,在高地与低地的落差之间包揽着众多珍贵奇异的繁花绿植,从王子花园走上来,街道西边的尽头处伫立着一栋恢弘的红色维多利亚建筑,这就是 Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh,爱丁堡华尔道夫酒店。爱丁堡华尔道夫最初也是铁路酒店,比巴尔莫勒尔只晚一年开业。百年时间,它历经两次世界大战,接待过众多国家首领和重要人物。


民族传统的奢享模范


当地人亲切的称它为The Caley,如同骄傲的说起某个宫殿一般。在1903年刚开业之时,酒店张贴的海报宣传语就写着:“近乎皇室的富丽堂皇”,建于爱丁堡当时的地标性建筑王子街火车站,酒店最初就赚足了人们的好奇和关注,而开张后,它优雅的风格和奢华却不落俗套的设计,更为一个世纪前的爱丁堡人带来了全新的奢享典范。


到了2000年,苏格兰人酒店由希尔顿集团接手,两年后,爱丁堡华尔道夫度假酒店由此诞生,这个百年酒店正式迈上新的阶梯,在坚持为当地人提供优质服务的同时,更加国际化地向全世界客人带来苏格兰皇家风范的度假体验。值得一提的是,酒店面向中国客人有专门的中文欢迎仪式,包括中文接待中国欢迎茶,以及中文欢迎信,酒店的中文工作人员还会帮助推荐附近购物饮食的好去处,为居住体验大大加分。


好客爽朗的酒店总经理一见面便为我们安排品尝苏格兰国菜Haggis 哈吉斯,感受过这力量与风味兼备的民族风味之后,又向我们展示了酒店独家设计的苏格兰格纹,由四个各具涵义的颜色组成:黑色代表王子街车站的铁轨,红色代表酒店的沙石外墙,灰色代表苏格兰岩石,绿色则代表旁边的花园,所有爱丁堡华尔道夫的门童都身着此格纹的苏格兰裙迎接各地的客人。细节之处可见酒店的苏格兰民族风气。


时光打磨的典雅气质


酒店共有241间客房,拥有全爱丁堡数量最多的城堡景观房。当我拉开房间的窗帘,昨日还在旅游指南上的爱丁堡城堡此刻就在窗前,白色的浓雾浮于一侧悬崖之上如巨龙盘身,瞬间思绪已然飘到了某个古老的苏格兰传说。而一旁亮闪闪的黄铜地灯,蓝色丝绒的休闲沙发又把我拉回现实,一个复古风味和现代线条相融合的空间。房间秉承了华尔道夫稳重内敛舒适雅致的风格,雕花家具苏格兰风景画以及植物花纹壁纸,又增添了许多在地感。


我格外喜欢酒店的走廊,古老木地板铺就的地面走起来有咯吱的轻响,奶油色墙壁上挂有酒店早期的设计草图名流住客照片车站历史图片等等,颇有欧洲古老学院的感觉。比起乘电梯,我也更喜欢走酒店的中心楼梯,其锻铁雕花鎏金装饰木栏杆全部保留自一个世纪前,手扶过时可以感受到被时间冲刷的温润质感。


从楼梯顺阶而下一直走到底层,正对着的就是酒店的Peacock Alley孔雀巷, 延续了纽约的第一家华尔道夫的传统, 为宾客们提供了一个完美的社交休闲区域。王子街车站已然不复存在,而其一百多年前的售票厅如今转而成为Peacock Alley的一部分,整个空间十分高挑宽敞,其中完整保留了车站的一面红砖墙壁,以及用来报时的巨大钟表,足以追溯到1890年。在这里享受阳光普照的下午茶或夜晚将袭的鸡尾酒,钟表的指针仿佛就此停滞。


舌尖欢喜的星级享受


米其林厨师兄弟 Chris Galvin 和 Jeff Galvin,掌管着爱丁堡华尔道夫的两个餐厅The Pompadour by Galvin 和 Galvin Brasserie de Luxe。其中The Pompadour 以时令苏格兰食材为客人提供传统的法式Fine dining,名字则取自法国路易十五国王最爱的情妇蓬帕杜尔,餐厅美丽的淡蓝色花鸟墙壁全部手绘而成,描绘了法国皇家日间生活的奢华,可以观赏到城堡风景的餐桌总是一座难求。


Galvin Brasserie de Luxe 则主打更为轻松自在时髦美味的法式小酒馆菜肴。餐厅设计以巴黎和里昂的都市酒馆为灵感,呈现年轻的工业Chic风格,在社交媒体上大受欢迎。在Galvin兄弟的加持下,这里的菜肴融合了经典的法国风味和苏格兰当地的时令特色,炖至软嫩的五分熟羊排清新入味的香煎鲈鱼味道醇厚的奶酪......如果来苏格兰担心吃不惯当地的食物,那Galvin Brasserie de Luxe一定会让你心满意足。

Classic Treasure of the Ancient City


From the Balmoral, walk westward along the lively Princes Street, and you will meet the beautiful Prince‘s Garden. The Prince‘s Garden is just below Edinburgh Castle, and there are many precious botanical treasures between the highlands and the lowlands. Coming up from the Prince‘s Garden, at the end of the west side of the street, stands a magnificent red Victorian building, that is the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh was originally a railway hotel, opened only a year later than Balmoral. In the past 100 years, it has experienced two world wars and has received many national leaders and important figures.


Luxury Model ofa National Soul


The locals affectionately call it The Caley, as proudly as if talking about a palace. When it first opened in 1903, the poster slogan posted by the hotel read: ”with almost royal magnificence”. Built at Edinburgh‘s landmark Princes Street Railway Station, the hotel immediately earned people‘s curiosity and attention. After the opening, its elegant style and luxurious but unconventional design, brought a new luxury model to Edinburgh people a century ago.


In 2000, the Caledonian was taken over by Hilton Group. Two years later, the Waldorf Astoria Resort in Edinburgh was born. This centuryold hotel officially took a new step and became more international while insisting on providing quality services to local people. The grounds bring a Scottish royal experience to the world. It is worth mentioning that the hotel has a special Chinese welcome ceremony for Chinese guests, including Chinese reception, Chinese welcome tea, and Chinese welcome letter. The hotel‘s Chinese staff will also help recommend nearby shopping and eating places for the living experience. Great bonus points.


The general manager of the hospitable hotel arranged for us to taste the Scottish national cuisine, Haggis. After experiencing the ethnic flavor, the manager showed us the exclusive Scottish tartan designed by the hotel, consisting of four colors; the black represents the railroad tracks of Princes Street Station, the red represents the sandstone facade of the hotel, the gray represents the Scottish rock, and the green represents the garden next to it. All the doormen of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh are dressed in such tartan to greet the guests from everywhere. Details such as this shows the hotel‘s Scottish vibe.


Elegance Polished by Time


The hotel has a total of 241 rooms and has the largest number of castle views rooms in Edinburgh. When I opened the curtains in the room, Edinburgh Castle, which I read on the tourist guide yesterday, was right in front of the window. The white fog floated on one side of the cliff like a dragon. The shiny brass floor lamp and the blue velvet leisure sofa bring me back to reality, a space where vintage flavor and modern lines blend. The rooms are in keeping with Waldorf‘s sleek, comfortable and elegant style, with carved furniture, Scottish landscapes and botanical wallpapers, adding the localness feel.


I especially like the corridors of the hotel. The ground floor of the old wooden floor has a creaking sound. The creamy walls are hung with the hotel‘s early design sketches, celebrity guest photos and station history pictures etc. Compared with taking the elevator, I also prefer to take the center staircase of the hotel. Its wrought iron carvings, gilt decoration and wooden railings are all preserved from a century ago. When it is handheld, you can feel the warm and moist texture that is sustained by time.


From the stairs down to the ground floor, you will arrive at the Peacock Alley, which continues the tradition of the first Waldorf Astoria in New York, provides guests with a perfect social leisure time. The Princes Street Station has ceased to exist, and its ticket office more than a hundred years ago has now become part of the Peacock Alley. The space is very tall and spacious, with a red brick wall on the station and a huge timepiece, dated back to 1890. Enjoy a sunny afternoon tea or a cocktail at night, and the hands of the clock seem to be stopping too.


Levelup Enjoyment


Michelin brothers Chris Galvin and Jeff Galvin are in charge of two restaurants in Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh — The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. The Pompadour offers traditional French fine dining with seasonal Scottish ingredients, the name is taken from the favorite mistress of the French King Louis XV, Pompadour. The beautiful light blue flowers and birds walls of the restaurant are all handpainted with the luxury of the French royal day life, a table with a castle view is to die for .


Galvin Brasserie de Luxe specializes in more casual, trendy and delicious French bistro dishes. Inspired by the urban pubs of Paris and Lyon, the restaurant presents a young industrial chic style that is popular on social media. Under the blessing of the Galvin brothers, the dishes combine classic French flavours with seasonal Scottish specialties, such as soft, stewed tender lamb chops, freshly flavored mackerel, and mellow cheese... If you come to Scotland and are worried about adopting to local food, Galvin Brasserie de Luxe will definitely satisfy you.

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