£25m refurbishment of city centre hotel

Published: 05 September 2017

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

The former Roxburghe, now Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, will include a green garden space which they say is ideal for afternoon tea, hosting events – or just relaxing.

General manager Marcello Ventisei said he wanted the hotel to break down any barriers and the traditional “stuffiness” of luxury hotels, so people from Edinburgh feel they are welcome.

“We have been really keen from the outset of this project to make sure it is also right for local people as well as guests coming to the city,”  he said.

We have been really keen from the outset of this project to make sure it is also right for local people as well as guests coming to the city.

Marcello Ventisei, General manager , Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

 

“No matter where you are in the Principal our team are there to engage with people on a warm, generous and open level."  Marcello added.

Marcello said in particular the new garden, created out of a redundant space, will be an area which the local community can enjoy, or host events in or just relax with a coffee...

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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