YTL Hotels Breathes New Life into The Glasshouse, Edinburgh

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, with the shopping haven of Princes Street, historic Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery all just steps away, The Glasshouse is the ideal five-star location for business and leisure travellers alike. YTL Hotels has recently completed tasteful refurbishments to further enhance the elegance and sophistication, ensuring it fully lives up to the reputation of understated luxury that YTL Hotels holds within its growing UK portfolio.

First acquired by YTL Hotels in 2016, the 77-room luxury boutique hotel greets guests with the impressive original church façade, before they are transported into the contrastingly contemporary design on the inside. The hotel now boasts a completely refurbished welcoming and bright reception area, while maintaining nods to its Scottish heritage.

Heading up to the newly renovated ‘Snug’ area, guests are now able to make the most of a fully serviced bar and peruse the impressive Whisky cabinet, stocking whiskies from all over Scotland. Located in the centre of the hotel, the ‘Snug’ is a cosy space for guests to relax and unwind with a dram in hand, like a true Scot.

Guests can retire for the night, safe in the knowledge of a fantastic night’s sleep in the modern and stylish bedrooms, 49 of which have direct access to outdoor space, and all of which have been refreshed and modernised to promise the most comfortable experience possible.

In addition to its elegant interiors, The Glasshouse proudly boasts more outdoor space than any hotel in Edinburgh, thanks to its variety of balcony rooms, and the Rooftop Garden – a two-acre terrace accessible to all guests, boasting a breath-taking panoramic view of the city from above, and of the famous Calton Hill from below. With expansive green space to explore, and peaceful corners to escape to on a sunny day, the rooftop offers guests a secret haven in which to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In the summer months, the Rooftop Garden is also host to a wide range of activities, encouraging guests and city dwellers to get outside, from group BBQs to luxury picnics, cementing its reputation as one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems.

The hotel is also a popular destination for weddings and private or corporate events, and can now cater to smaller events, thanks to the recent introduction of a brand-new meeting space.

From the cosy common areas, to the contemporary bedrooms, and spacious outdoor garden, The Glasshouse seamlessly fuses its historical Edinburgh architecture with the modern interiors and amenities that guests expect from a luxury hotel. With warm and welcoming corners combined with natural light and outdoor access throughout, the hotel is perfect for guests whatever the season in Edinburgh, come rain or shine.

The YTL Hotels UK collection is rapidly expanding and now holds flagship properties in Edinburgh, Bath, Bray and London, each showing commitment to the cultural and natural heritage inherent in each property it owns.