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Travel Edinburgh Gets a Boost of Luxury with New Rosewood Hotel

12:31  28 september  2021
12:31  28 september  2021 Source:   cntraveler.com

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, whose growing luxury collection includes new gems such as the

Rosewood London

and the Rosewood Beijing (which made the Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Hot List for 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 Rosewood Edinburgh Hotel 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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Now, Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins, who recently redeveloped the nearby National Museum of Scotland, 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.

Rosewood Edinburgh, located in the former Royal High School, will open in 2018. © Courtesy Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Rosewood Edinburgh, located in the former Royal High School, will open in 2018.

Edinburgh's hotel scene is not short of historic properties, but its modern luxury offerings are sparse. The Rosewood will nicely complement the new restaurants and shops that have sprung up around the city, and which are mixing Scottish traditions with current trends. Three other very modern hotels are also expected for Edinburgh in the coming years, yet another sign of the city's Must-Visit destination status.

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Meanwhile, Rosewood is currently finishing up renovations on another historic building in Europe—Hôtel de Crillon 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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