|June 2018…// YTL Hotels’ five-star luxury hotel in Edinburgh’s city centre, The Glasshouse, is proud to offer some of the most extensive outdoor space of any hotel in the city, making it the first choice for those looking to make the most of the great outdoors this summer. The hotel boasts a magnificent two-acre Rooftop Garden, while 29 guest rooms have direct garden access, or guests can choose a city view room, which boasts a large balcony. Staying true to its name, The Glasshouse ensures that, wherever they are in the hotel, guests are never far from an impressive vista or breath of fresh air.
Take in the view from all angles
There are few 5-star hotel rooms and suites in Edinburgh with views as breath taking as the ones at The Glasshouse. Nearly every room benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows, have generous private terraces or direct access to the stunning Rooftop Garden, sitting proudly above the bustling city. Guests can enjoy a morning coffee while watching the sunrise over Edinburgh, sip on cocktails while looking up at the impressive Calton Hill, or tuck in for the night with one last look at the illuminated cityscape. Each area of the hotel offers a different viewpoint, to ensure that guests can take in the famous Edinburgh sights both under the open sky, and from the comfort of their own bedroom.
Reimagine corporate events
It is a well-known fact that an outdoor environment is fantastic for motivating employees and getting creative juices flowing. With this in mind, The Glasshouse offers unique meeting spaces and events both inside and out. The Calton Suite, located on the picturesque rooftop with panoramic wrap-around windows, offers views over the pristine lawns, showcasing Leith, Calton Hill and the Firth of Forth – a welcome break from a screen-led meeting. On an especially warm day, barbecues are a perfect addition to a corporate event. With a number of food and drink packages available and space for up to 110 guests, the relaxed rooftop environment is a lovely green alternative to a city centre event.
Unwind with a Summer picnic & Sipsmith cocktail
On a sunny day, not much beats a delicious picnic with loved ones. The Glasshouse has gone one step further, offering the luxurious Glasshouse Rooftop Picnic to guests in partnership with their pop-up Sipsmith Rooftop Bar. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to the Rooftop Garden and presented with a classic Scottish tartan rug and picnic basket. Guests can fill up on fresh Scottish produce, both savoury and sweet, including gourmet baguettes, traditional Scotch Egg, and indulgent Blueberry Cheesecake, all topped off with specially crafted cocktails in the sunshine.
Stargaze with a Cigar & Dram
The Glasshouse boasts an extensive collection of single malt Scotch whiskies, perfectly paired with a range of cigars. On a balmy evening, guests can relax under the pergola and enjoy an exclusive dram of whisky and cigar while looking out for constellations and shooting stars. On cooler evenings, the cosy Snug, complete with its open fire and warm furnishings, welcomes guests with its contemporary take on traditional Scottish hospitality.
Say ‘I do’ beneath Calton Hill
As a fully licenced venue, The Glasshouse offers couples a variety of options for both the ceremony and wedding party in the heart of Edinburgh. With the Rooftop Garden being a particular favourite, guests can gather on the green lawns and watch the happy couple exchange vows under the flower-decked pergola or opt for a more intimate setting on a terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens. Following the ceremony, newlyweds will experience a romantic ride around the city in The Glasshouse’s very own rickshaw. They will be whisked away for a whirlwind tour of Edinburgh, taking time to stop for wedding photographs against the backdrop of the city’s numerous historic landmarks. Every detail, from the wedding menus to the ‘Just Married’ journey with a difference, can be tailored to ensure the newlyweds have an unforgettable start to married life.
Located in the centre of Edinburgh, with options for informal drinks, corporate events, and weekend stays that make the most of extensive outdoor space with traditional Scottish experiences, The Glasshouse is an idyllic option to spend the summer in Edinburgh.
About YTL Hotels
YTL Hotels owns and operates a prestigious collection of award-winning resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages with a hospitality footprint across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, including Pangkor Laut Resort, voted the world’s best resort in 2003 by Condé Nast Traveller UK. The group also co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the only hotel in Bath to be part of the Leading Hotels of the World’s collection of legendary hotels, was named in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Awards World’s Top 100. The portfolio also encompasses the ownership management of a number of Marriott properties in Australia and Kuala Lumpur as well as properties under the brand’s prestigious Autograph Collection banner. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the latest addition to this partnership. Future plans include the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan which is set to complement YTL Hotels’ master plan for Niseko Village.
With each new experience that it presents, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of the culture, character and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad. Visit http://www.ytlhotels.com/ for more information and follow us on our social media platforms for #TreasuredPlaces #TreasuredMoments