Travel Edinburgh Gets a Boost of Luxury with New Rosewood Hotel
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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, whose growing luxury collection includes new gems such as the
and the Rosewood Beijing (which made the Condé Nast Travelerfor Best New Hotels) and perennial classics like The Carlyle in New York and Rosewood on Turtle Creek in Dallas, have announced plans to open a new hotel in Edinburgh inside one of the city’s most striking historic buildings. The will open within the former Royal High School, a sprawling neoclassical building on picturesque Calton Hill. The acropolis-inspired structure was first built in 1829 by architect Thomas Hamilton and initially served as a boys’ private school. However, it has remained vacant since 1968.
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With early-morning access and private tours, these accommodations provide intimate experiences of heritage sites.Hands-on workshops and after-hours tours are underpinned by a growing interest in interacting with nature and culture in a more immersive way. As the impacts of overtourism, climate change, and development continue to threaten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, these hotels are contributing to conservation efforts, while also encouraging a slower and more thoughtful style of travel.
Now, Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins, who recently redeveloped the nearby, is tasked with transforming the landmarked building into a luxury hotel. When the renovations are complete (they're projected for sometime in 2018) Rosewood Edinburgh will have 147 rooms and suites, most with panoramic views of the city, three restaurants and bars, a Senses Spa, a fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool.
Edinburgh's hotel scene is not short of historic properties, but its modern luxury offerings are sparse. The Rosewood will nicely complement the newthat have sprung up around the city, and which are mixing Scottish traditions with current trends. Three other are also expected for Edinburgh in the coming years, yet another sign of the city's Must-Visit destination status.
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Come for the health guidance, stay for the river bathing. Located in the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica, set on 180 acres of lush landscape, the new Hacienda AltaGracia offers visitors the chance to escape their day-to-day and trade it all in for what the resort calls "soul-stirring wellness and unbridled adventure.
Meanwhile, Rosewood is currently finishing up renovations on another historic building in Europe—in the heart of Paris. The Crillon is closed now but is expected to reopen next year. Rosewood also recently announced plans this past July to open a 79-room hotel in Puebla, Mexico, which like Edinburgh, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from these three hotels, Rosewood is set to open eight new properties in Asia, one set for São Paulo, and another in Santa Barbara, California—all before 2019 is done.
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North Lincolnshire Council paid tribute to the late royal, who died earlier this year.The royal, who died a few months before his 100th birthday, has been commemorated in an unusual way by North Lincolnshire Council in the U.K.