Principal is a collection of city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings in exceptional locations. Each of the hotels has a story to tell - of its history, its characters, its architecture and its role in shaping the city.
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is one of several smart addresses on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Having recently been refurbished, there are 199 guest rooms, a spa, a new dining and event space; The Garden, a glazed courtyard serving a light menu of all-day food and evening cocktails; as well as Baba, a Levantine-influenced restaurant from the team behind Glasgow’s Ox and Finch restaurant.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
The Principal Edinburgh George Street is made up of the original, listed Georgian townhouses that form the heart of this elegant hotel, but provide all the comfort and convenience of modern travel. The Printing Press, champions fresh, seasonal, Scottish produce, whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely little coffee shop. At the heart of the M&E portfolio, is the grand King’s Hall.
The Principal London
The Principal London will open early 2018 following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Originally opened in 1898 by the Frederick Hotels Company, The Principal London is a listed, landmark ‘grande dame’ that occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury. The Principal London will combine the rich heritage of the original hotel with modern touches, vibrant bars and buzzing restaurants.
The Principal Manchester
Originally built as the headquarters of the Refuge Assurance Company, The Principal Manchester is now a Grade-II listed 270 bed hotel with the largest, most spectacular hotel events space in the North of England. The hotel has undergone a stunning £20+ million transformation which positions it as the lifestyle, events and food and drink destination in the North West.
The Principal York
The Principal York, adjacent to the train station and dating back to 1878, has 155 bedrooms whilst the refurbished public spaces include The Garden Room, with views of York Minster. The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, serves fresh, seasonal produce from “God’s Own Country” and a comfortable, cosy bar called the Chapter House is perfect for a cocktail.
The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel
Steeped in motor-racing history, the elegant Blythswood Square Hotel includes 100 bedrooms and suites, an award-winning Champagne and cocktail bar, a lively restaurant and a fabulous spa. It's also Glasgow's only 5-star hotel.
The Principal St David's Hotel
Located on the stunning Waterfront of Cardiff Bay, St David's Hotel is a luxury 5-star 142 bedroomed hotel. It includes The Marine Spa which has been voted one of the top 15 in the UK and our new Restaurant & Bar, The Admiral St David, which draws inspiration from the eclectic food culture and bold flavours of Australasia and Asia-Pacific, while looking closer to home for the best of seasonal Welsh produce’.
The Principal Met Hotel
You cannot miss The Met Hotel – its distinctive, terracotta-tiled façade is immediately eye-catching, and it’s Grade II listed to boot. Inside, you’ll find 120 bedrooms and 18 meeting rooms. With its great transport network by road, rail and air, Leeds is a thriving city and The Met Hotel was deservedly awarded Best Business Hotel in Yorkshire.