Welcome aboard Fingal: A new luxury floating hotel opening in Edinburgh
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a place to celebrate, you’re obviously going to be looking for somewhere luxurious, peaceful and memorable to spend your days away from home. But aren’t you tired of the same old boring beach holiday or long flight abroad?
In January 2019 a new hotel is making its debut in Scotland. Welcome aboard Fingal: a new £5 million development, by the Royal Yacht Enterprises, has transformed an old Northern Lighthouse Board ship into a unique dining, entertainment and cabin experience with the historic backdrop of a port in Leith. This floating location offers easy access to the best that the city has to offer, including award-winning restaurants, galleries, artisan boutiques and galleries within walking distance and, if you have a keen interest in boating, the Royal Yacht Britannia is situated nearby meaning there will never be a dull moment this holiday.
So why is this a chance you shouldn’t pass up?
Fingal hosts up to 80 guests and offers the highest levels of service, making this a desirable venue for private parties, weddings, exclusive hire and commercial events. Or if big parties and events aren’t what you’re looking for, Fingal offers a unique experience for a temporary escape from the stress of everyday life with outdoor decks to lounge in the quayside setting and stargaze with a dazzling cocktail from the creative menu.
This unique and innovative idea is a proud moment for staff at the hotel. Head of Hospitality and Events, Andrew Thomson, told Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: “Fingal is like no other in Scotland. It is a privilege to take this historic ship and create a new, exciting and world-class addition to the Scottish tourism landscape. The craftsmanship and design, inspired by Fingal’s provenance and heritage, coupled with the best of Scotland’s larder will ensure our guests’ experience on Fingal is truly memorable.” The buzz surrounding the opening of this lavish hotel will surely be a memorable moment in hotel history for Scotland.
There are 23 cabins available in a range of styles: a luscious luxury cabin with a private deck, a spectacular Skerryvore Suite with a large outdoor space or a divine duplex cabin offering a comfortable and leisurely area. All cabins are named after Stevenson lighthouses and have been carefully designed to showcase a blend of sumptuous Scottish leathers and the finest linens, with a natural colour palate, in a nod to her rich maritime heritage and to conjure up the feeling of the Hollywood glamour scene, her best features include a ballroom lit by a moveable skylight taking the spotlight. There’s an elegant restaurant offering up a relaxed environment with a menu that reflects the best of Scotland’s larder alongside the Moët Hennessy Champagne bar. This is an ideal place to experience the best of Scottish heritage.
For £300 a night, including a full Scottish breakfast, you can find yourself at the heart of Scottish heritage. This is a floating hotel experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Reservations are now being taken for stays from January 2019. For bookings, call +44 (0)131 3575000.