Sean Connery and The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh Share a Slice of History

Columbia Hillen Reading about the recent death of Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who helped launch his ‘James Bond 007 MI6 secret agent’ character to such worldwide popularity, I’m reminded of a sudden surprise that awaited me at The Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh. Columbia Hillen I and my companion had just entered our fourth-floor room, […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian Weds History With Elegance

Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh Such is the pedigree of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, history records Gene Kelly dancing on the steps of its grand staircase and Laurel and Hardy enjoying a jolly ride on a luggage trolley. In the annals of Scottish hospitality, surely no transformation has been as impressive as that […]