AN "iconic" Edinburgh hotel is set to receive a multi-million-pound transformation.

The Caledonian, also known as the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, will become part of Curio Collection by Hilton this summer.

The new investment of over £35 million in the Princes Street hotel known affectionately as “The Caley” will see improvements in the infrastructure as well as bedroom refurbishment and the upgrading and restoring of its the public areas.

Situated at the west end of Princes Street, there are also plans to extend the hotel – expanding its capacity to over 300 rooms by early 2026.

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The Caledonian was constructed from 1899 to 1908 and was originally owned by the Caledonian Railway Company, from which the hotel takes its name.

It has welcomed guests from all over the world and hosted famous faces such as Queen Elizabeth II and former US president Barack Obama.

Christophe Kuhbier, managing director at Henderson Park, commented: “Our continued investment in The Caledonian is testament to our stewardship of this iconic hotel, which has been a bastion of Edinburgh hospitality over a century.

"We look forward to working with Hilton and Klarent, our specialist hospitality operator and asset manager, to unlock The Caledonian’s full value potential on behalf of our investors and ensure it continues to enchant guests for many years to come.”

Peter Stack, chief executive of Klarent Hospitality, added: “As custodians of this landmark hotel, we have committed to the significant investment and transformation that will see The Caledonian as a world-renowned, leading hotel at the heart of Edinburgh.

"We are delighted to celebrate the hotel’s 120th anniversary and look forward to working with the hotel team creating the next chapter for The Caley."

Stephen Cassidy, SVP and managing director, UK&I, Hilton, said: “The Caledonian has long been one of the top destination hotels in Scotland – loved by guests from all over the world and Edinburgh residents alike.

"The hotel is a hugely important member of the Hilton portfolio, and this exciting rebrand empowers its exceptional team to elevate the rich storytelling opportunities and continue to celebrate the hotel’s heritage.”