Caledonian Hotel closes its doors for first time in 117 years over Covid-19
The hotel has been operating continuously since 1903.
The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian has closed its doors for the first time since its opening in 1903.
The luxury five star hotel will remain closed until April 24.
During this time it will still accepting bookings for future dates.
“It is with heaviness of heart that we announce in response the UK Government’s guidelines, that we have temporarily suspended operation of our hotel until April 24th,” said a statement posted to the hotel Facebook page last night.
“Our landmark hotel has been in operation continuously since 1903, and this decision to close has not been taken lightly. However we are firm in our belief that this is the right decision to protect the safety of our guests and team members.
“This is certainly not a goodbye, our team will continue to plan for the rest of the year and are committed to fully restoring operation of our iconic hotel as soon as possible.
“We would like to extend a sincere thank you to our guests and team members for their support and we look forward to welcoming you back to “The Caley” as soon as we can.”
It comes after the Balmoral hotel was boarded up yesterday before closing its doors officially at 5pm.