G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Celebrates National Honey Week

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Celebrates National Honey Week with a Super Sweet Pop-Up and Giveaway

 

Guests Can Meet the G&Bees in G&V’s Lobby from 27th – 29th October 2017

Quorvus Collection’s G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, home to the city’s largest colony of hotel-residing honey bees, is pleased to unveil its ‘Meet the Bees’ pop-up bee hive in celebration of National Honey Week.

 

As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability, the five-star hotel will be relocating one of its rooftop bee hives to the ground floor lobby for three days, from 27th to 29th October 2017, and creating a pop-up area offering honey-tasting, tips about beekeeping and protecting the local population, and a giveaway competition of products made from the hives.

 

After learning about the essential role played by honey bees, whose numbers have declined rapidly in recent years, guests and visitors alike will be invited to taste fresh honeycomb straight from the hive.

 

The team will also be serving up refreshing home-made honey beer while executive chef of the hotel’s award-winning Cucina restaurant, Mattia Camorani, will be on-hand to offer guests delicious honey sorbet mini cones and talk through his honey-inspired dishes.

 

On each day of the pop-up, visitors can enter G&V’s giveaway competition to win a honey-themed afternoon tea for two at Cucina restaurant and a selection of honey-based goods.

 

The pop up marks one year since G&V welcomed 180,000 honey bees to its rooftop in a bid to support the local bee population and provide delicious home-produced honey to guests.

 

In an initiative that pushed the boundaries of eco-tourism in Scotland’s capital, Quorvus Collection’s G&V partnered with leading sustainability business Plan Bee Ltd to install three hives in its hotel on the legendary Royal Mile.  As well as benefitting the local environment, the aptly named ‘G&Bees’ provide a treat for G&V’s guests who can enjoy fresh honey with their breakfast each morning, at lunch and dinner in Italian restaurant Cucina and at Epicurean bar, where it is incorporated into several delicious cocktails.

 

With nature-based tourism now accounting for 40% of all leisure-industry spending in Scotland, G&V’s offering is welcomed by an increasing number of eco-conscious travellers.

 

Nightly rates at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh start from £209 per night inclusive of breakfast. To make a reservation or for further information please contact +44 (0)131 2206666; info@gandvhotel.com; www.quorvuscollection.com/gandv-hotel-edinburgh

 

 

About G&V Royal Mile Hotel

G&V Royal Mile Hotel is design-led, five-star, lifestyle hotel located in the heart of the Edinburgh’s Old Town just steps from Edinburgh Castle, Grass Market, The Royal Mile, The Museum of Scotland and The Scottish National Gallery.

 

136 beautiful and bold rooms and nine suites that balance style with comfort have been designed by leading Scottish artists and designers. The interiors throughout the hotel are stylish and playful with a kaleidoscope of colourful rooms.

 

Exceptional dining is located in award-winning Italian restaurant Cucina while a chic and vibrant bar, Epicurean, provides a true taste of Scotland. G&V is also home to one of the city’s best spas and has an on-site fitness centre. G&V is part of the Quorvus Collection.

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Launches Daffy’s Gin Pop-Up Bar for Summer 2017

Five-star design hotel G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, part of the Quorvus Collection, is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Daffy’s Gin to launch a pop-up bar on its stylish outdoor terrace this summer.

 

Serving up a menu of inventive gin cocktails and nibbles just off the Royal Mile until the 30th September 2017, the bar will be a welcome respite for hungry festival-goers, tourists and city-dwellers looking for a post-work tipple.

 

Come rain or shine, G&V and Daffy’s Gin expert mixologists will be on hand to serve a variety of beverages at the bar, including the renowned Daffy’s ‘D&T’ and the delicious ‘G&Bees’ Spritz, a combination of Daffy’s gin, apricot brandy, orange blossom, soda and home-produced honey from G&V’s rooftop beehives. Other highlights include the ‘Secret Manuscript’, a heady concoction that fuses Daffy’s gin with lemon, yellow chartreuse and strawberry balsamic.

 

G&V is delighted to be partnering with Edinburgh-based gin distillers Daffy’s Gin, whose premium gin is carefully distilled with the finest botanicals on an ancient copper still, as part of its continual effort and commitment to working with Scottish brands and designers.

 

The opening of G&V’s Daffy’s Gin Pop-Up comes amid a number of exciting changes for this luxury property based on George IV Bridge, including the launch of Edinburgh’s hottest new bar Epicurean, whose upbeat vibe and delicious cocktails provide an inviting atmosphere for Edinburgh residents and guests alike. Other recent changes include a fully refurbished new lobby and reception area and a brand-new menu at Cucina, the hotel’s award-winning Italian restaurant, designed by executive chef Mattia Camorani.

 

Nightly rates at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh start from £209 per night inclusive of breakfast.

 

To make a reservation or for further information please contact

Tel: +44 (0)131 2206666

Email:  info@gandvhotel.com or web: www.quorvuscollection.com/gandv-hotel-edinburgh

G&V Royal Mile Edinburgh Hotel launches new book for children

The five-star G&V Royal Mile Edinburgh Hotel is pleased to announce a new offering to get children excited about exploring Edinburgh city with their parents.  A new children’s book designed especially for G&V will see children following its characters, George and Victoria, around Edinburgh to try and find their \beloved pet dog Pippin.

Upon arrival at G&V Royal Mile families will be given a special book called ‘Have you seen Pippin…?.’ The book will take families on an exciting adventure around the beautiful Capital city, allowing them to explore the city’s landmarks whilst discovering its history in a fun and child-friendly manner. Read more

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Launches a New “Pet Package”

Teary goodbyes at the kennels are set to be a thing of the past as ‘man’s best friend’ will now be able to enjoy a break in Scotland’s historic capital at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh. Quorvus Collection’s G&V is delighted to launch its new pet package, welcoming dogs into select rooms and suites at the stylish, design hotel.

At G&V, owners can relax in the knowledge that their dogs will be looked after as well as they are. Housekeeping services included in the package ensure a dog’s every need will be catered for. Read more

G&V creates boutique installation featuring Scottish designers

G&V Collaborates with Local Heroes to create boutique installation featuring the work of Scottish designers

This February, G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh hosts Love Design, a boutique installation featuring the work of five Scottish designers. These specially created designs are presented in anticipation of Valentine’s Day and will be on show from 7th to 28th February. Each design has been conceived of as a perfect gift and will be available for purchase at the hotel and online.

Curated by Local Heroes Director Stacey Hunter, the installation features special pieces from: Karen Mabon (pure silk pocket square); Moira Warren of Patience Jewellery (exquisite diamond and lemon quartz earrings); Euan McWhirter (stacked gemstone bracelets); Niki Fulton (Fife linen union tie) and Emma McDowall (pastel concrete coin dish and vase). Read more

Epicurean, Edinburgh’s Hottest New Bar is now open

The Stylish New Bar in the Heart of the City

Epicurean, a stylish new bar on George IV Bridge opened its doors in November 2016. Located on the ground floor of G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, Epicurean will create a new social hub for the bustling city.

With an upbeat vibe creating an inviting and vibrant atmosphere for city dwellers and guests alike, Epicurean will serve aromatic infusions and colourful cocktails using home grown flowers and herbs from the hotel’s EvoGro hydroponic. The cocktail menu will take guests on a Scotsman’s journey of Botanical Europe Read more

The G&V Royal Mile Edinburgh partners with Plan Bee Ltd

The G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh has partnered with Plan Bee Ltd, one of the UK’s leading sustainability businesses and sets up three beehives on the roof of the only 5-star hotel on the historic Edinburgh street. 

As well as joining an exclusive club of world leading brands who already house Plan Bee hives, the hotel will also receive dozens of jars of bespoke branded honey each year as part of the partnership. Read more

Cucina Restaurant at G&V Royal Mile Edinburgh unveils new décor after make over

Cucina Restaurant at G&V Royal Mile Edinburgh has been well-established as one of the best restaurants in the capital for a few years now. Recently the hotel has undergone an exciting make over which reflects a new branding concept, just as beautiful as before but even more exciting, artistic, fresh.

The restaurant offers authentic modern cooking inspired by classic Italian cuisine, diners enjoy a relaxed, informal environment and five-star service which includes a large selection of exquisite wines that can be matched to each course if you wish. Read more