The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square opens

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square joins the PRINCIPAL portfolio of ‘urban lifestyle’ hotels, part of the Principal Hotel Company, following the completion of a £25m investment and full rebrand of the landmark Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The hotel is the fourth to join the PRINCIPAL brand, and the second in Edinburgh; with Manchester, York and Edinburgh George Street already in the fold.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the five-storey hotel that first opened in 1848, boasts 199 bedrooms and suites, many of which enjoy views over Charlotte Square Gardens. The hotel is home to six flexible meeting spaces and can accommodate a range of events for small or large groups of up to 300 guests. . Guests enjoy free superfast 100MB WiFi throughout the hotel.

Next month will see the opening of BABA, a standalone Eastern Mediterranean restaurant and bar adjacent to the hotel, developed in partnership with Chefs Jonathan MacDonald and Daniel Spurr, the highly regarded team behind Ox and Finch in Glasgow.

Tony Troy, CEO at Principal Hotel Company, said: “We’re thrilled The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square has become part of the PRINCIPAL portfolio and the entire team is excited to welcome guests to experience the hotel’s stunning new look. We have a fantastic offer for both leisure and business guests looking for a memorable experience in Edinburgh, especially with the imminent opening of BABA, next month, which we anticipate will be a major draw to our guests and locals, and a very popular addition to Edinburgh’s thriving restaurant and bar scene.”


Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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