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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 Art Collection

  • Time: Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Part of our plan is to furnish 24 Royal Terrace Townhouse with interesting contemporary artworks from both known and unknown artists. Some of these artists will be local to Edinburgh, some will be international, but all of the art will be carefully selected and themed to set off and complement the contemporary Georgian room designs that we're currently building.

So, it's with a great deal of pleasure that we can reveal the first three pieces that will be hung in the new 24 Royal Terrace Townhouse hotel.  The first and third images above are by Clifford Possum and Gaby Possum who are father and daughter and world renowned Aboriginal artists. The middle image is by Steven Campbell, a Glasgow born figurative painter accredited with the renaissance of the Scottish contemporary art scene in the 1980's.

We can't wait to see them in their proper settings...


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...