The Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh has just completed its multi-million pound bedroom refurbishment; every bedroom has been updated and next on their list is a new bar and restaurant. These changes will be completed for the start of the season this year and, based on the high standards in the bedrooms, I’m sure the public areas and new bar and restaurant will be a great success! Click here to view the video footage of the new bedrooms.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 12 years and is a member of our admin team.
One of London’s most famous hotels is on schedule for its re-opening in October this year. The Savoy Hotel on The Strand closed at the end of 2007 and has been undergoing a very ambitious restoration to offer the very finest up-to-date facilities without destroying the much loved atmosphere of this grand hotel. The hotel has featured in many movies, and no trip to London for the rich and famous was complete without afternoon tea at The Savoy.
A mixture of Edwardian and Art Deco architecture and décor has always been the hallmark of this magnificent building and a huge team of architects and designers have worked enthusiastically to bring it into the 21st century while keeping the grandiose spirit of a more opulent era. They have maintained the historical River Restaurant, and the famous ‘afternoon tea’ can be taken in the new Winter Garden beneath an elaborate glass dome. There is also the added attraction of a new Beaufort Bar for afternoon tea, extending into cocktails and cabaret – a hallmark of Edwardian society. There is even a discreet shop selling the famous tea plus fresh pastries and, of course, they have kept The Savoy Grill!
After all this food, patrons will be delighted to discover the new rooftop swimming pool and fitness gallery!
By Yvonne Shaw. Yvonne has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is a member of our admin team.
As a property we use frequently for clients wishing to stay in a city location without substituting luxury, we are looking forward to witnessing the “new-look” Sheraton Grand after the refurbishment.
After a visit from Gayle Harthill, the Sheraton Grand’s Account Director, we were able to gain insight into the hotel’s forthcoming plans. All 260 rooms are going to receive a complete over-haul and the hotel will actually acquire 8 new rooms as well as 7 different categories of rooms (not sacrificing the option of the popular views of Edinburgh Castle of course!) The transformation will see soft, natural colours and fabrics being implemented into the rooms providing a warm and convivial setting in which to relax and revivify; their aim is to combine a traditional Scottish feel while maintaining the contemporary features which are standard in the rooms.
Work has now commenced and the first wing should be completed by April 2010, with the refurbishment completed in full by July.
The location of the hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh city and is well-situated for access to Princes Street, the historic Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, with many other attractions close by.