The Caledonian - A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Luxury and quality are hallmarks of the Waldorf Astoria brand. So, when the company decided to carry out a refurbishment of its flagship Scottish hotel in Edinburgh’s Princes Street, it naturally turned to Laurence McIntosh. 

We were asked to re-fit 75 bedrooms, creating an extensive range of unique furniture, and to refresh and renew public areas of the five star establishment. 

Throughout, we worked hand-in-hand with two outstanding design teams, Fox Linton Associates of London, and Davidson & Co of Glasgow, as well as project managers Chandler KBS.

By using wonderful timbers like American Cherry, and materials such as exclusive leathers sourced in New York State, we helped create magnificent surroundings for the hotel's guest to enjoy. 

As well as the careful selection of materials, our work also included the use of intricate chrome and veneered inlaying. 

With any project such as this where there is a strict deadline there can be a temptation to get things done, rather than to get them done right. Not so at Laurence McIntosh - we maintained a relentless focus on quality and detail.

Our responsibilities extended to the management of suppliers. Again, this wasn't simply a matter of securing the necessary services, but making sure that the work carried out met the hotel’s exemplary guidelines.

Our dedication was evident in the final product, with every aspect reflecting the stature of the Waldorf Astoria name. 

Ultimately, we were able to accommodate even the most exacting requirements.


Project Summary

Location: Edinburgh
Project Elements:
  • Large Scale Project
  • Chrome & Veneered Inlaying
  • Management of Suppliers
  • Furniture for 75 Bedrooms

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