Lulu Group’s Twenty14 Holdings (the same group the recently bought Great Scotland Yard) announced its £85 million acquisition of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian.
As part of their commitment to preserve the history and grandeur of the hotel, as well as adding value to the community, Twenty14 Holdings will create new jobs in the UK by hiring local artisans to renovate the hotel’s Historical Caledonian Suites, expand the already illustrious food and beverages offering and extend the reach of the hotel to include an additional 50 keys.
Built directly above the Princes Street Station building, The Caledonian has played host to well-known faces from around the world including film stars, entertainers and royalty. Today the hotel is the only part of the old station to have survived along with the cast iron entrance gates on Rutland Street. Guests are able to relive the rich history and heritage of this elite hotel, through its distinctive architecture, authentic surroundings and peerless hospitality.
The Caledonian is also home to two exquisite restaurants operated by Michelin-starred brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. The hotel also houses the only Guerlain spa in the United Kingdom, offering the glamour and prestige of its esteemed Champs-Élysées counterpart.
About Twenty14 Holdings: Working thoughtfully to bring historic buildings to life, Twenty14 Holdings is a leading hospitality investment firm founded in 2014 to capitalize on the growth in the global hospitality industry. The company currently has assets worth more than $650 million spread across UK, Middle East and India. The group has made a £110 million agreement with property developer Galliard Homes to create a luxurious five-star hotel at 1-5 Great Scotland Yard, the former headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police Services in London, UK which will open in 2018. The firm co-owns the landmark Sheraton Oman Hotel in Muscat, a 230 key five-star architectural marvel, which was gloriously re-opened in 2016. The company also owns the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai and three properties in India.