Edinburghs historic Caledonian Hotel sold for £85m [Scotsman]

Date: 16/01/2018

It is one of the grandest railway hotels ever built, a reminder of a time when you could take a train from the west end of Princes Street. Now the Caledonian Hotel, a red sandstone landmark beloved by generations of Edinburgh residents, has been sold to an overseas investor in a deal worth £85m.

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One of Edinburgh's most famous hotels is to undergo a major expansion after being snapped up by new overseas owners.

A pictorial history of Edinburgh's Caledonian Hotel

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WITH the news that Edinburgh's grand old lady, the Caledonian Hotel, has been sold to a UAE investor, we've burrowed deep into our image archives to take a closer look at the famous establishment's long and illustrious history.

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The Peacock Alley lounge area of the former Caledonian Hotel which stood alongside Edinburgh's Princes Street station, photographed in November 2014. The white door stands at the original pedestrian entrance to the station concourse. Princes Street station closed in 1965 and the Caledonian is now a Waldorf Astoria hotel. See image [[29019]]
Location: Edinburgh Princes Street
Company: Caledonian Railway
01/11/2014 Colin McDonald
Entrance to the former Princes Street station, Edinburgh, in April 2002. The area immediately beyond the gates is now a car park, with the Caledonian Hotel on the left.
Location: Edinburgh Princes Street
Company: Caledonian Railway
28/04/2002 John Furnevel
Edinburgh's impressive Caledonian Hotel at the east end of Princes Street, looking very festive and nicely decorated on 23rd December 2017. I wonder how many people now realise that there was a very substantial railway station behind the hotel.
Location: Edinburgh Princes Street
Company: Caledonian Railway
23/12/2017 Alan Cormack

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