City Guides: Edinburgh - Graeme Atha

City Guides: Edinburgh - Graeme Atha

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By Graeme Atha, director, Marketing Society Scotland
Graeme Atha, director of The Marketing Society Scotland delves into his little black book to reveal his favourite addresses in Edinburgh.
 
The best place for a celebratory drink, what to do with a free hour, and more tips for your next business trip to Edinburgh, as recommended by The Marketing Society’s Director Scotland, Graeme Atha.

Best hotel for business trips?
Apex is a locally owned group which has three well located options in the west end, east end and the Grassmarket.

Website http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/edinburgh/

Best hotel for pleasure?
Missoni brings designer Italian to the Royal Mile.

1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD. Tel. 0131 220 6666. Website http://www.hotelmissoni.com/

Best bar for celebrating?
Tigerlily for the beautiful people, and Champagne Charlies.
Tigerlily, 125 George Street  Edinburgh, EH2 4JN. Tel. 0131 225 5005. Website http://www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk/
Champagne Charlies, 34a North Castle St, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN. Tel. 0131 225 6431.

Best bar for a business drink?
The Dome on George St is very impressive.
14 George Street  New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2PF. Tel. 0131 624 8624. Website http://www.thedomeedinburgh.com/

Best restaurant for business lunch?
Gusto on George St has great booths for privacy.
135 George Street  Edinburgh, EH2 4JS. Tel. 0131 225 2555. Website http://www.gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurants/gusto-edinburgh/

Best way to spend an hour in between meetings?
National Museum of Scotland has recently been refurbished and is mightily impressive.
Chambers Street  Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Tel. 0131 247 4422. Website http://www.nms.ac.uk/

Best restaurant for dinner?
The Secret Garden – 100 yards from the Castle, it’s hard to beat.
Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NF. Tel. 0131 225 5613. Website http://www.thewitchery.com/The-Secret-Garden.html

If you only have time to do one thing in the city, do this…
Enjoy the great views from the Castle.

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