Venue To Watch: Virgin, Edinburgh

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This week, the soon-to-open Virgin hotel in Edinburgh features as our venue to watch!

It’s the first Virgin hotel to open outside of the US and is located in the heart of Old Town, in Scotland’s capital. The hotel is sat at the top of Castle Rock, Edinburgh’s ancient volcano. With a sight of the historic castle which houses Britain’s oldest crown jewels. Visit the castle during your stay or venture along Edinburgh’s famous royal mile – it’s only a stone’s throw away and rich with Scottish culture and history.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh will combine the iconic feel of the capital with a design that compliments its old fashioned mood. You will be able to experience the Common’s club restaurant, which infuses a relaxing dining experience with a delightful meal made from local Scottish produce. Head chef, Steven Wilson, has almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is Edinburgh born and bred. His career has taken him all over the globe and he looks to combine many international flavours with traditional Scottish heritage.

The new hotel features 225 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites, as well as multiple dining and drinking outlets. The hotels unique two-chamber suites separates the sleep and relaxation lounge from the dressing area in every room. This provides optimal functionality designed to make your stay more comfortable. There are also a few surprising extras, including an entire Dressing Room area, yoga mats, and more. The meeting rooms provide a creative space that meets your needs, and can incorporate the themes you desire.

There is also plenty to do around the city, with most attractions within walking distance. Go shopping at Edinburgh’s new St James quarter and many outlets on Princes street. Take a tour of the city on top of an open top bus, and a boat tour of the firth of Fourth. Another must-do is a hike of Arthur’s seat. 1000 feet above sea level this extraordinaire offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the beautiful city. Make contact with Edinburgh’s haunted side by visiting the dungeons or taking the famed haunted bus tour. With plenty to do and a comfy stay in an ideal location, Virgin Hotels is perfect for a must-experience trip to Scotland’s capital.