Hilton Upgrades the Classic Caledonian
The Caledonian Hilton is completing a £6.4 million upgrade,
significantly modernising this classic Edinburgh hotel. 125 guestrooms have been
completely refurbished with a more modern look and updated facilities, and the
renamed ‘Caley Bar’ has been revitalised. The hotel’s Deluxe and Castle View guestrooms have all been updated with a modern
design that follows a Scottish theme throughout, incorporating earthy colours with a
mixture of silk and wool fabrics. All rooms now feature broadband Internet access
and most have gained air conditioning.
The Caley Bar - as it was already informally known - benefits from a complete
facelift, with new fixtures & fittings and an improved menu, ideal for hotel guests
and locals looking for a relaxed and sophisticated venue.
The LivingWell leisure club, which spans two floors, has also gone through a
makeover, offering state of the art cardiovascular equipment and a fully equipped
weights studio. Having been expanded into two separate gymnasiums, the over-hauled
fitness facility can now accommodate more LivingWell members and guests.
Willy Blattner, the General Manager of The Caledonian Hilton, says: ‘This
refurbishment, encouraged by our guests, signals the Caley moving into the 21st
Century. The unique history of the building combined with this new, more
contemporary look and the modern facilities guests now expect, ensures The
Caledonian Hilton remains a prime destination in our vibrant city. Come visit!’
Originally opened in 1903, ‘The Caley’ - as the hotel is fondly known - exudes
traditional character. Conveniently located on Princes Street, the Edwardian
sandstone exterior and stately architecture has made the hotel one of the most
famous landmarks in Edinburgh.