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Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

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Holiday Type : luxury staycations, city breaks, summer breaks, family breaks, golf, luxury romantic breaks, shopping breaks, expat relocation, student accommodation

OVERVIEW

Cheval The Edinburgh Grand is a luxury all-apartment Residence located in the beating heart of Edinburgh, available to book for any length of stay, from one night, to one year or more.

Situated on St Andrew Square in the city’s New Town area, the Residence pays homage to its former life as an historic banking landmark, The National Bank of Scotland. The well-known building has been beautifully renovated to house 50 fully equipped serviced apartments, with options to accommodate from one to six guests. Each apartment seamlessly incorporates the building’s historic roots with slick contemporary design, and the interior décor has been intricately chosen to enhance authentic features including original dark wood panelling, fireplaces, brass door handles and decorative cornicing.

Only a short walk from the city’s main railway station, Waverley, and well-placed for shopping and dining out, Cheval The Edinburgh Grand is the ideal spot from which to discover the past and present of Scotland’s vibrant capital city.

HISTORY

Originally built in the early 1800s as a hotel, 42 St Andrew Square, the site on which Cheval The Edinburgh Grand now stands, was purchased in 1825 by the National Bank of Scotland. By 1848, it had acquired and expanded into the building immediately adjacent. Between the two World Wars, The National Bank of Scotland sought to elevate its status by commissioning award winning London architects Mewes & Davis (working alongside Leslie Grahame Thomson), to design a new building to be built on the site of 41-42 St Andrew Square. The result was an impressive, grand building in the classical idiom which was fashionable in London at that time.

Work began in 1936 and exotic materials were sourced from around the globe: American elm, Mexican pine, Honduran mahogany and English oak were fashioned into elaborate wood panelling by master cabinetmakers Whytock & Reid. The decorative panels on the magnificent oak entrance doors are among the best of the carved work which is present today and feature historic coins, most of which are out of circulation. The renowned artist Sadie F McLellan was given the task of creating themed etched glass panels and windows. These decorative glass panels that can be seen in the banking hall (now the Hawksmoor Restaurant) are evocative of the era and are beautifully executed. They depict the commercial interests and customer base of the bank which supported a diverse economy made up of agriculture, fisheries, shipping, architecture, education, engineering, weaving and printing, collectively recalling the sculptures of a century or so earlier on the skyline of the one-time rival British Linen Bank. It was important to them that it should conform and harmonise with similar buildings in the vicinity, those for instance erected by the famous Scottish architect, Robert Adam, who in the eighteenth century had designed the façade of Edinburgh University and many fine buildings in Charlotte Square and elsewhere in the city. Completed in 1942, the building is a fine example of impressive neoclassical architecture.

With wonderful views and a beautiful art deco banking hall, it served as the headquarters for the National Bank, the National Commercial, and then the Royal Bank of Scotland until 2006. Acquired by The Chris Stewart Group in 2014, the property has now been carefully restored and artfully woven into The Edinburgh Grand which opened in June 2018. The redevelopment carefully restored many of the interior features to emerge as the city’s most affable host whilst honouring a seriously impressive and illustrious heritage. The site forms a rectangle approximately 168 ft by 88 ft; the west side faces St Andrew Square, the south and east sides are bordered by West Register Street and Register Place, respectively.

On the 1st July 2020, Cheval The Edinburgh Grand became part of the Cheval Collection, a luxury serviced apartment operator with properties in central London.

KEY FEATURES

  • 24-hour Concierge/ Reception
  • Free on-site gym
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Free 24-hour unlimited WIFI
  • Pet friendly

ACCOMMODATION

 

Apartment Type Description Size
LUXURY OPEN PLAN APARTMENT Charmingly formed and beautifully attired, our selection of Luxury Open Plan Apartments contain all the luxury amenities a city dweller could wish for, making them the perfect fit for two guests sharing.

A cosy seating area provides ample opportunity to stretch out in front of the flat-screen TV, while the fully-equipped kitchen, stocked with utensils, pots and pans, provides the ideal excuse to conjure up delicious bites.

These cosy apartments feature King-size or Twin beds with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in rainfall showers and complimentary luxury toiletries from Malin + Geotz, making them feel more like home than home. Together with the ample-sized floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll discover a sanctuary that not only has first-rate appeal, but has left nothing to chance.

331-420 Sq Ft /31-39 Sq M
DELUXE OPEN PLAN APARTMENT Perfectly proportioned for city-dwellers, our Deluxe Open Plan Apartments maximise on stunning views across Edinburgh from their 6th floor vantage point. Equipped with all the accoutrements you’d expect, from Nespresso coffee machine and Bose speakers to kitchen essentials, the open-plan design is arranged to effortlessly flow through kitchen, living, dining and sleeping spaces.

A generously sized separate bathroom is stocked with luxuriously soft towels and lashings of indulgent Malin + Goetz products. Maximising on life’s most important aspects, the bed is a lavish king-size dressed in quality, cotton sheets and a custom-made Bute throw. An additional deluxe sofa means that you can enjoy watching widescreen TV in complete comfort.

Some of our Deluxe Open Plan Apartments interconnect with larger apartments, so just let us know if you’re looking for some extra space.

307-397 Sq Ft / 29-37 Sq M
LUXURY ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT Available in a gamut of shapes and set ups, each with its own character and quirks, our Luxury One Bedroom Apartments can all accommodate up to three people.

The perfectly proportioned Master Bedroom features a king-size bed dressed with a custom-made Bute throw, perfect for relaxing nights spent watching the flat-screen TV. A separate spacious bathroom, beautifully decorated with striking tiles and chrome fittings, is appointed with an oversized rain-shower, and in some cases separate bathtub. A generous supply of luxe Malin + Goetz products is available for all pampering needs.

The open plan living, dining and kitchen space, fully equipped with all the essentials you would find in your own home, sit against the backdrop of glorious period features reminiscent of the 1930s. An additional guest can be accommodated on the comfortable sofa bed, and meals can be enjoyed together at the designated dining table, some of which feature a corner design with leather banquette seating.

392–589 Sq Ft / 36–55 Sq M
  Luxurious interiors meets sophisticated layout in our cosy, yet spacious, Luxury One Bedroom Apartments with Bed Alcove. Whether it’s shared between two adults with one child, or three adults, this thoughtfully-designed accommodation offers the perfect spot to relax in privacy.

Ingeniously designed to accommodate up to two adults with two children, or three adults and a young child, they all feature our much-loved additional alcove beds, with either a double or king-size mattress. Whether tucked behind a velvet curtain or elevated at mezzanine level, these extra bolt-holes offer a private and quiet retreat.

With the kids taken care of, the adults can enjoy the Master Bedroom, equipped with ample wardrobe space and many with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Sophisticated open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, kitted out with stylish appliances including washer dryer, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, offer all the comforts of home.

LUXURY ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH BED ALCOVE Luxurious interiors meets sophisticated layout in our cosy, yet spacious, Luxury One Bedroom Apartments with Bed Alcove. Whether it’s shared between two adults with one child, or three adults, this thoughtfully-designed accommodation offers the perfect spot to relax in privacy.

Ingeniously designed to accommodate up to two adults with two children, or three adults and a young child, they all feature our much-loved additional alcove beds, with either a double or king-size mattress. Whether tucked behind a velvet curtain or elevated at mezzanine level, these extra bolt-holes offer a private and quiet retreat.

With the kids taken care of, the adults can enjoy the Master Bedroom, equipped with ample wardrobe space and many with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Sophisticated open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, kitted out with stylish appliances including washer dryer, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, offer all the comforts of home.

390- 551 Sq Ft / 36–51 Sq M
DELUXE ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT The combination of classy interiors, flexible living and stunning views, make our Deluxe One Bedroom Apartments just like home, but better.

Like the best relationships, they’re all entirely unique, each offering their own independent personality traits. Some feature kitchens with a freestanding breakfast bar, others have bathrooms with a freestanding tub and oversized shower. Those who favour the benefits of split-level living will love our mezzanine selection, with King-size Master Bedroom accessed via an artfully-designed, glass-fronted staircase.

Whichever you choose, all come equipped with contemporary, open-plan living, dining and kitchen, kitted out with modern technology and all the essential utensils, alongside additional comforts, such as Nespresso coffee machine and Bose speakers.

419-806 Sq Ft / 39-75 Sq M
DELUXE ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH BED ALCOVE We believe that travelling in groups should not also mean compromising on that all-important ‘me time’, which is why our stunning Deluxe One Bedroom Apartments with Bed Alcoves are all about personal space.

Ingeniously designed to accommodate up to two adults with two children, or three adults, they all feature our much-loved additional sleeping areas, with either a double or king-size mattress. Whether tucked behind a velvet curtain or elevated at mezzanine level, these miniature bolt-holes offer both privacy and a quiet place to relax. The separate Master Bedroom is equipped with ample wardrobe space and many with wall-mounted flat-screen TV.

Sophisticated open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, equipped with stylish appliances including a washer dryer, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, offer all the comforts of home, set against the unique backdrop of Edinburgh’s striking skyline.

584-817 Sq Ft  / 54–76 Sq M
LUXURY TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT There are only two Luxury Two Bedroom Apartments at Cheval The Edinburgh Grand and we like to think they are just that little bit extra-special.

Packed with original features including full length windows, high ceilings and beautiful period details, each space not only offers two king-size bedrooms but also a generous sofa bed for any additional guests. The hub of the apartment is the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, complete with conveniences such as washer dryer, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. There’s even a corner table complete with chic banquette seating, as well as an L-shaped sofa, set against floor-to-ceiling windows.

Both bedrooms are furnished with flat-screen TVs, ample wardrobe space and king-size beds, dressed in bespoke Bute fabrics – each also has a stunning en-suite bathroom offering Malin + Goetz products. We’ve thought of pretty much everything, including the added luxury of a freestanding bathtub in the Master Bedroom.

709 Sq Ft / 66 Sq M
DELUXE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT We can count on the fact that you’ll be bowled over by our spacious and sophisticated Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartments.

High ceilings, period features and reinterpreted Art Deco flair all add unique historic touches, whilst oversized windows show-off picture perfect views of Edinburgh. Both spectacular bedrooms feature plentiful wardrobe space, flat-screen TVs and sleek en-suite bathrooms, generously stocked with Malin + Goetz products. The king-size Master Bedroom has a contemporary, open-plan layout with freestanding bathtub and oversized walk-in rain shower, whilst the second Twin Bedroom, is equally roomy and has adjacent shower room, accessed via Jack-and-Jill doors.

The bigger-than-average living and dining space has ample comfy seating, with an additional double sofa bed, and communal table with room for six. The well-equipped kitchen, stylishly fitted-out with washer dryer, dishwasher and fridge-freezer is cleverly tucked away, making entertaining both practical and effortless.

1,135 Sq Ft / 105 Sq M
THE DIRECTORS’ SUITE A suite with a difference, this is where the decision to stay will most definitely be met with board approval. Following the footprint of the original bank’s board of directors’ dining room, this is a space that ticks all the boxes.

At one end you’ll find a fully equipped spacious kitchen leading to a lounge area, offering comfortable days of relaxation on sofas and armchairs with footstools, thoughtfully placed in front of the large flat-screen TV. Period features, including original fireplaces and gold accent wood panelling, which add to the gentrified atmosphere of the space, offset by some seriously contemporary detailing throughout.

The middle of the apartment houses a large table that seats ten guests and is perfect for nights dedicated to showing off your culinary skills. And when all that gets just a little bit too much, you’re only a hop and skip away from a set of double doors that lead into the large cognac wood-panelled Master Bedroom with king-size bed. Tucked behind the bed is an artfully designed space, where a deep bathtub waits, alongside all the bathroom paraphernalia needed, including luxe Malin + Goetz toiletries.

1,399 Sq Ft / 130 Sq M
THREE BEDROOM PENTHOUSE Nothing says Penthouse like the top floor of a celebrated art deco building in the centre of Edinburgh. Completely reconfigured from the original build, the space has been renovated to offer three super king bedrooms, each with stunning en-suite bathroom, contemporary technology and a floor-to-ceiling glazed wall meaning you won’t miss out on the view.

Entering through a spacious corridor where long horizontal windows have been cleverly designed to showcase Edinburgh from a different vantage point, the apartment opens onto an expansive kitchen, living and dining area. Set against an immense glass backdrop, the space boasts some seriously major panoramas, across the city to Arthur’s Seat, the Firth of Forth and beyond.

Necessities such as dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer dryer are all elegantly encased in designer cabinets, whilst the kitchen island and breakfast bar, make a contemporary statement. The stunning glass, circular table with seating for eight, offers the perfect place to gather, as does the arrangement of comfy seating complete with corner sofa.

 

And to top it off, step from the luxury of your indoor space to a more-than-worthy outdoor roof terrace. We’re talking a giant wrap-around space with ample room for al fresco dining, lounging and general hobnobbing at lofty heights.

1758 Sq Ft / 163 Sq M
 

DINING

Restaurants located within the Cheval The Edinburgh Grand building:

The Register Club:

Situated in a venue that is certain to impress, The Register Club elevates cocktails and conversation to an art form. Join us for drinks, light meals and afternoon tea in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Enter via the soaring lobby of Cheval The Edinburgh Grand and take the lift to the fourth floor where you’ll find a contemporary hangout embedded seamlessly in an historic landmark. Unwind as you step into a world of laidback comfort, where the drinks flow liberaly and the day furtively slips into night. Whether you are joining us for drinks, bites or afternoon tea, eat, drink, relax and take it all in.

HOURS:

Open Monday-Sunday 2:00PM – 10PM

Afternoon Tea: 2.00PM – 5.30PM
https://www.theregisterclub.com/

Hawksmoor:

Hawksmoor draws on the amazing produce that Scotland has to offer, featuring seafood from around the Scottish coast and beef from grass-fed native breed cattle from both sides of the border. Hawksmoor serves some of the best steak in Edinburgh, also offering lighter bites at the bar alongside cocktails (mocktails for the time being!) created by award winning bartenders.

You can find Hawksmoor on the ground floor of Cheval The Edinburgh Grand with access from the lobby, however the main entrance is on 23 West Register Street. Please make bookings directly with the restaurant by following the link to their website below.

 

HOURS:

Wednesday – Sunday 12:00-18:00

https://thehawksmoor.com/locations/edinburgh

Lady Libertine:

 Deliciously different. Mouth-watering menus, an incredible array of cocktails and wines plus some of the best DJs and live music, split over two floors in the iconic Edinburgh Grand.

The ground floor Wine Café serves up an enticing selection of dishes throughout the day; from homemade pastries to lunch and late-night bites. The accompanying drinks list features a small but perfectly formed selection of cocktails, beers and spirit sippers alongside a constantly evolving wine list curated by the team and The Bon Vivant’s Companion.

The Basement Bar and Restaurant offers a delectable mix of mezze and mains until the wee hours and the drinks list includes an outstanding array of wines, beers and bespoke cocktails with a cheeky spin.

HOURS:

Ground Floor Wine Café

Monday – Friday      8am ’till 12am

Saturday – Sunday    9am ’till 12am

Basement Bar & Restaurant

Sunday – Thursday   1pm ’till 1am

Friday – Saturday      12pm ’till 3am

https://ladylibertine.co.uk/

FAMILIES

Children and families welcome.

1 Bedroom apartments with alcoves and 2 Bedroom apartments provide families with space and privacy and a great base to explore the city

HOLIDAY IDEAS / SAMPLE ITINERARIES

See below some itinerary ideas that can include Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

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A Capital Adventure: London & Edinburgh

 

  • "This is our fifth time staying at The Edinburgh Grand and it just gets better!"

    Client, March 2020

  • "It’s a grand setting with the most spectacular views over Edinburgh"

    Julia B, December 2020

 

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Those Looking For: Time to reconnect, get off the grid and re-energise

 


The Fife Arms

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