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.