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You may have arrived here looking for
The Ailsa Craig Hotel at
24 Royal Terrace in Edinburgh.
Now under new ownership the hotel is closed
and will re-open in February 2015
Please read on for updates and information about
the exciting plans we have for this historic building...

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The Connected Traveller

  • Time: Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00

All travellers know the frustration of checking into a hotel, obtaining a WiFi password and then battling with getting connected only to discover patchy coverage throughout their hotel, restrictions and snail like speeds. 

We know that today’s hotel visitors expect more - video calling, online movies, catch-up TV on laptops and tablets, music streaming and VPN access to corporate resources for doing business.

From the start, 24 Royal Terrace Townhouse have set a goal – to provide an exceptional internet experience whether in reception or bar through to the bedrooms, pods, suites and apartments, put simply we're going to make high speed internet access available everywhere! 

We’re going further than that too. All hotel bedrooms have a wireless and wired internet connection to ensure guests can tap into the high speed provision. Each bedroom will be fitted with a Samsung Smart TV with amplified sound bar and Apple Airport Express, enabling guests to stream audio and or video from their own devices or make use of the Smart TV and log onto other download services including NetFlix, BBC iPlayer,  YouTube to name a few.

The technology theme continues in en-suites, guests have a keypad to control volume and even select audio from the TV or from their own music choice whether stored on a mobile device, laptop or streaming services such as Spotify.

Suites and apartments will have larger screen Samsung Smart TV and an enhanced audio solution providing guests with a true home cinema experience.

We’ve been working closely with hotel experts Global Integrated Solutions for our audio and network infrastructure who will be undertaking the installation and commissioning at 24 Royal Terrace Townhouse to help achieve our goal. We think you'll be delighted and entertained...

from the old to the new

  • Time: Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

On a prestigious and peaceful terrace in the heart of Edinburgh work is afoot to create a new destination for travellers; a noble address, a place with style and chic, and operated by a management team determined to make it the hotel of choice for customers with an eye for something a little different.

It’ll be a destination that celebrates some of the finest elements of Georgian Scottish architectural heritage married with the modern facilities that today’s guests demand, a true coming together of history and the modern world.

At the heart of all that we're putting together is attention to detail, and to that end we’ve brought together a team of investors, designers and marketers all of whom are passionate about blending hospitality, style, art and architecture together to create truly innovative accommodation in Scotland’s capital city.

This blog will document our progress, warts and all, and will describe the journey that we’re undertaking to take an established, slightly old fashioned hotel in a beautiful building into something to write home about - an Edinburgh travel gem.

We hope you’ll check back with us often to keep up to date and perhaps you’ll sign up to our email newsletter to get the latest as and when it happens...