100 Princes Street
With meticulous care and attention to the listed building’s interior, we will embrace its history and heritage
Renowned for its passionate staff and thoughtful service, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is to open a hotel in Scotland for the first time, with the aim of making it the number one hotel in Edinburgh. We plan to respectfully renovate 100 Princes Street, in front of Edinburgh Castle, transforming it into a highly exclusive retreat on Edinburgh’s most famous street.
With uninterrupted views of Edinburgh Castle, 100 Princes Street will replicate the boutique atmosphere of sister hotel 41, the most-loved hotel in London and TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in the English capital for over 10 years.
With meticulous care and attention to the listed building’s interior, we will embrace its history and heritage, using the finest local artisans and suppliers. 100 Princes Street will reopen in 2022 as Red Carnation Hotels’ 19th property worldwide, with 30 exceptional bedrooms and an Executive Lounge overlooking the Castle.
At Bouchard Finlayson we believe that great wine begins in the vineyard. And after a year of careful cultivation, the vineyard and cellar team take enormous care when bringing in the harvest. All harvesting on the estate is done by hand by our highly skilled vineyard workers, who select only those grape bunches that have achieved optimum phenolic ripeness. With vineyard rows ripening at different times, this requires multiple harvests in each vineyard to pick each bunch at the perfect moment. It is labour intensive and time consuming, but we believe the end result is well worth the extra effort.
Since the first vines were planted in 1989, the estate has followed the Burgundian tradition of high-density viticulture. Across most of the estate each hectare is planted with 8000 individual vines, planted in five-row blocks spaced just one metre from the adjacent row. This high-density approach stimulates healthy competition between the vines, improving colour, concentration and tannins in the grapes. In the warm climate of South Africa, greater leaf cover means that less of the vineyard soil is exposed to direct sunlight, creating a cooler microclimate within each vineyard.