Arthouse planned for New St. James Quarter

Located directly across the road from our York Place Apartments the New St. James Quarter renovations looks set to add another dimension to Edinburgh’s culture.

There are plans for an Arthouse within the complex (formerly St. James Centre). The venue will not only act as a cinema but will also be used for live theatre and music concerts. Designers insist that this will not challenge Vue cinema within the Omni centre but act as a hub for cultural events such as the Fringe and the Edinburgh Film Festival.

For more information on the renovation please click on this link

Brighten up those Dark Winter Nights in St. Andrew’s Square

Running from 5th February – 28th March 2016, The KEYFRAMES located within St. Andrew Square will be sure to brighten up those dark winter nights. The Lighting show is on every evening from Sunset till approximately Midnight. It is comprised of numerous “stick men” which illuminate in tune with music. They can be seen dancing and even climbing trees – great for families. For more info on this event please see this article from Edinburgh Council.

If you are coming to Edinburgh over this period we strongly recommend you visit St. Andrews at night to experience this event at least once.

Destination Edinburgh Apartments welcome new Head Housekeeper

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We are delighted to welcome our new Head Housekeeper, Jackie Mason to our team. Having previously worked at The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, she brings a wealth of knowledge that will help us maintain and improve our standards. This is an indication of our intent for this coming year as we look to push forward and continue improving our service.

The apartments continue to perform strongly on both Booking.com and Trip Advisor reviews. We encourage all customers to provide us with reviews as this allows us to assess whether or not we are meeting our quality standards.

Edinburgh Festival to mark 70th Birthday with Additional Funding

A year after experts warned The Edinburgh Festival was slipping out of the “Festival Premier League”, organisers have received an extra half a million pounds of funding. This comes as great news to both big and small businesses throughout the city who often rely upon the festival as a major source of income.

The new head of The Edinburgh Festival, Julia Amour, is also looking to change the ethos of event. She is keen to incorporate funding from local businesses and create a volunteer programme which is similar to the one used at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

After scrutiny in recent times, things are definitely looking better for the Festival. Please click on the photo above to read more on the

Glory Days UK forms partnership with League Express for 2017 Rugby League World Cup

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We are pleased to announce our sister organisation Glory Days UK has formed a partnership with League Express for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The two companies will work together to provide World-class Travel Packages for the event which is being held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

If you are interested in a package for this event or have any further queries, please click on this link which will take you through to the Glory Days main site.

Edinburgh to host Guardian and Observer Travel Awards 2016

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From the 3rd to 5th March, Edinburgh will host The Guardian and Observer Travel Awards 2016. For more information on the event with regards to itinerary, categories and activities throughout, click on the link above. The “activities” component in particular contains some brilliant ideas for things to do during your stay in Auld Reekie.

Remember if you are not sure of what attractions to visit, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our arrivals staff who will be more than happy to help. And if you are needing help finding accommodation for the duration of this event we have a number of apartments still available

Edinburgh’s top 5 hidden monuments

If you’re coming to Edinburgh and want to stay away from the main tourist attractions, why not check out these hidden gems. Often overlooked by tourists these landmarks make Edinburgh what it is today.

We still have limited availability at our apartments throughout January and February for excellent rates. Perfect for a weekend of short break. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Cure your January Blues with a short break in one of our apartments

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If you are suffering from a bout of the January Blues, why not cure yourself with a short break at one of our apartments. Throughout January and February we have great rates for all of our apartments. They provide the perfect platform for a weekend getaway or a chance to relax and explore the city. Whether your are looking for standard or luxury accommodation we have a range of options to suit all needs.

If you have any queries regarding our apartments please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 556384 or email enquiries@destinationedinburghapartments.co.uk

York Place Apartments: Perfect accommodation for a wedding

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If you’re planning to have your wedding in Edinburgh, our York Place Apartments provide a brilliant central location to explore the city. Also, the high ceilings and wide rooms give enough space for pre-wedding preparations and socialising. If you are interested in booking an apartment with us for your wedding or on behalf of someone else please let us know. We can add the finishing touches to make your stay that bit special.

York Place Apartments Maintain both Booking.com and Trip Advisor Ratings

We are proud to announce that our York Place Apartments have maintained top 6 status in Trip Advisor and 9* rating in Booking.com for the past three years. This is a testament to our continued drive to meet quality standards and surpass customer’s expectations. We always want to improve and value customers comments and opinions as these allow us to assess whether or not we are meeting targets. Ultimately it gives us an insight into areas we could improve.

Hopefully we can continue this for another 3 years!