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JLL and HVS Hodges Ward Elliott jointly advise on the sale of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Largest hotel sale in Scotland since 2015 and the largest single asset trade in the regional UK market in the last twelve months


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JLL and HVS Hodges Ward Elliott have jointly advised on the sale of the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian to an offshore investor in the largest single asset hotel to trade in the regional UK market over the past 12 months. 

Commenting on the sale, Will Duffey, Co-Head European Transactions, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, said: “The hotel has long been seen as a jewel in the crown of the UK hotel market. Our client’s recent refurbishment programme repositioned the hotel to its former glory when it reopened as the first Waldorf Astoria in the UK in 2012. We are delighted to have advised on this irreplaceable trophy hotel overlooking Edinburgh Castle to an investor who will preserve and protect this most important of assets for generations to come”. 

Kerr Young, Director, JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, added: “Edinburgh continues to be one of the best performing and most sought after European hotel markets by both domestic and overseas buyers. The sale of The Caley follows the recent sales during 2017 of The Scotsman and The Bonham as well a number of other hotels in the Scottish Capital. This sale marks the largest hotel transaction in Scotland since the sale of Gleneagles in 2015. Over the last 12 months JLL have transacted more than £150m of hotels in Edinburgh.”