The story of the Springbank Distillers is interesting, to say the least. Visit our whisky bar, SCOTCH, to learn about Scotland's oldest independent family-owned distillery and discover some of their secrets - like the limited-release Springbank Nine Year, made with local barley and limited to 9,700 bottles:
Happy Valentine's Day 🥂 We've teamed up with Moët & Chandon to offer the most decadent of experiences - Champagne Afternoon Tea. We're celebrating the month of love by serving it every day until the 28th of February. Who fancies a glass? Life’s memorable moments, must be Moët & Chandon. #MustBeMoet #MoetMoment #MoetRose
In celebration of the month of romance, The Balmoral is hosting the Moët Rosé Truck as it makes its debut appearance in Scotland. Set within the lobby of the hotel, the truck is dressed with roses, alstroemeria and hydrangea – reflecting the character, flavours and aromas of Moët Rosé Impérial. Win an Overnight Signature Suite Experience at The Balmoral and a magnum of Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé Champagne with Moët & Chandon: Life’s memorable moments, must be Moët & Chandon. #MustBeMoet #MoetMoment #MoetRose
"Chinese New Year is cause for celebration at The Balmoral, and we are all looking forward to welcoming the Year of The Pig. Red envelopes and mandarins will be in all rooms as we wish everyone long life, happiness and prosperity." Richard Cooke, our General Manager. We're sprucing up The Balmoral with a Mandarin twist - look out for our flower installation in the lobby, and our iconic clock face being illuminated in red.
Does your New Year's Resolution involve regular workouts? Or perhaps spoiling yourself with spa treatments? For anybody looking to kick-start their 2019, we're waiving our £75 Spa membership joining fee during January. Make use of our fully-equipped gym and book a session with a personal trainer, or relax in our Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room and 15m swimming pool. Find out more here:
BY BALMORAL APPOINTMENT | There's nothing like a Royal wedding to capture the hearts and minds of the nation. Every Royal bride and groom has a wedding planner by their side every step of the way. Today we announce the appointment of our new Wedding Planner, Susanne Rodger, who is on hand to guide Balmoral couples through their personal journey.
FULL MOON SECRETS | The team from Number One paid a visit to the Secret Herb Garden yesterday for an alternative evening service. Head Chef Brian Grigor and his team hosted the first 2018 Full Moon Dinner of the season, giving guests a taste of Number One in the beautiful relaxed surroundings of the Secret Herb Garden Glasshouse.
ROUX RECRUITMENT | Be a part of something special. We're holding a recruitment open day for a variety of positions at our new brasserie in association with culinary legends Michel Roux OBE and Alain Roux. This is a unique opportunity to work with a hand-picked team on a new opening. We're looking for experienced waiting and bar staff, supervisors and chefs. Join us on Sunday 29th April between 12pm and 4pm in our Forth Suite to find out more.
FIVE STAR FUTURE | Rocco Forte Hotels is a growing family-run company with endless opportunities. We're looking for individuals with dedication, ambition and commitment to delivering the highest quality of service to our guests. View our #Edinburgh vacancies at The Balmoral or register your interest in a five-star career at the link below.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A NAME | If your ties with Scotland extend beyond a passion for the country, then consider consulting our dedicated Tartan Butler, Andy Fraser...here's some of the quirkiest hotel jobs listed by Virtuoso Travel: http://blog.virtuoso.com/hotels/the-coolest-and-quirkiest-hotel-jobs/
MADE FOR LIFE | We're pleased to introduce cancer touch therapy treatments to The Balmoral Spa in partnership with the Made for Life Organics, for those currently living with or recovering from cancer. The treatment range offers a safe and beautiful way of providing guests with a remarkably comforting experience, allowing an opportunity to truly relax... #worldcancerday
LUXURY SCOTTISH WEDDING SHOW | Recently engaged over the festive season? Join us on Sunday 14th January from 12 noon to 4pm for the Luxury Scottish Wedding Show. Our team will be available to show you our finest suites set for the perfect celebration at #Edinburgh's most prestigious address - 1 Princes Street. #WeddingWednesday
LET'S CELEBRATE | Today marks 20 years of culinary excellence at our Michelin-starred restaurant Number One. To celebrate the restaurant's birthday, we will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Dinner this evening, bringing the talents of Number One's four Head Chefs from the last 2 decades together in one special menu showcasing the very best of the Scottish culinary scene.
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN MASTERCLASS | Learn to prep like a professional with Number One's Christmas Countdown masterclass on Sunday 10th December from 12pm to 2pm. Hosted by Brian Grigor, Head Chef at our hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Number One. With over 18 years in the industry, he will teach guests how to prepare his favourite make ahead appetisers for Christmas Day.
PASTRY PERFECTION MASTERCLASS | Our Executive Pastry Chef, Ross Sneddon, invites you to learn how to make sweet and savoury canapés the Balmoral way at his festive pastry masterclass. With 20 years in the industry, Scotland’s leading Pastry Chef will share his top tips on making the perfect party canapés on Thursday 30th November from 6pm to 8pm. £80 per person. For more information or to book, please call 0131 556 2414 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY 115TH BIRTHDAY BALMORAL | We're celebrating 115 years at 1 Princes Street today. Our hotel opened its doors on 15th October 1902 as the North British Station Hotel and our iconic clock has been part of #Edinburgh's landscape every since. Many happy memories have been made within our four walls. Have you celebrated with us over the years? #BalmoralMoments
INSTA EXHIBITION | This year our Grande Dame is marking its 115th anniversary. To celebrate 115 years as one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, we are excited to bring some of Scotland’s most talented Instagram photographers out from behind the lens and into the spotlight as part of our first ever Insta Exhibition celebrating the capital’s most beautiful buildings.
STAR NEWS | We're delighted to announce that Number One restaurant has retained one Michelin star for 2018 for the 16th consecutive year. Executive Chef Jeff Bland first received the star for Number One in 2003 and today the kitchen is overseen by Head Chef, Brian Grigor, supported by Senior Sous Chef, Richard Dalgleish. The success of Number One would not be possible without Restaurant Director, Gary Quinn, and Restaurant Manager, Emma Lonie, who ensure that our food is accompanied by impeccable service every evening. #MichelinMonday #Edinburgh