The red carpet was rolled out for a V.I.P with a difference today (22 March) as Golden George, VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, paid a visit to Principal Edinburgh Hotel as it celebrates welcoming ‘paw’fectly behaved pets.

Located in the heart of the capital, the George Street hotel is the latest pet-friendly hotel in Scotland, perfect for guests looking for a city experience that oozes grandeur and elegance without compromising on the company of their K9 companion.

The Very Important Pooch, George, who won the title of Ambassadog by VisitScotland in 2016, donned his tartan bandana as he enjoyed the luxurious four star hotel which provides an experience which won’t be forgotten.

One of Edinburgh’s best known hotels, The Principal Edinburgh has been an Edinburgh landmark for over 130 years. Formerly The George Hotel, Principal Edinburgh recently opened its doors to guests following an extensive multi-million pound renovation and continues to offer a deluxe hotel experience, perfectly situated in the thriving New Town of the city.

Andreas Maszczyk, General Manager said: “It was great to welcome Scotland’s Ambassadog to Principal Edinburgh. He certainly received a warm welcome from our staff and guests alike and was incredibly dashing in his tartan bandana.

“We know that dogs are an important part of the family and this is reflected in the experience they will receive at Principal Edinburgh.

“We believe we offer the best experience for guests visiting Edinburgh and this is something that should be extended to pets as well.

“VisitScotland’s Ambassadog was a real hit at Principal Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming him and his owners back to the hotel very soon.”

George, who turns two next month, lives with twin sisters Emma & Victoria Rae, 23, in Glasgow.

Emma added: “George received a lovely warm welcome from the team at the Principal Edinburgh Hotel on George Street.  It’s a great place for dogs, and their owners, to stay when visiting Edinburgh and a great base from which to explore the city’s parks and dog-friendly cafes.  We look forward to visiting again soon!”

Personally labelled dog beds, ceramic Principal pet bowls and a doggy hamper containing doggy bags, chews and handmade gourmet treats are just some of the luxuries that lie in wait for doggy guests at Principal Edinburgh.

For more information on Principal Edinburgh visit or call 0131 225 1251

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