The 211-bedroom hotel, which includes a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, officially converted to its new name - Hilton Edinburgh Carlto - last Thursday (11 August) following a £17m refurbishment programme.
Amaris Hospitality, set up by American private equity group Lone Star just over a year ago, decided to re-launch the hotel under the Hilton brand as part of its plans to boost the value of its portfolio from 1.5bn to £2bn over the next five years. It will become the eighth hotel to be operated under the Hilton brand in Scotland and the 16th for Hilton Worldwide.
Amaris Hospitality CEO John Brennan said, "The Carlton Hotel is an iconic Edinburgh institution and today's transition marks the completion of a £17 million complete refurbishment program that has transformed this unique and seminal hotel.
"With this significant investment and upgrade, Amaris Hospitality hopes to restore and transform this illustrious Grade B listed building for the enjoyment of our guests from around the world. We look forward to working in conjunction with our partners, Hilton Worldwide, and seeing the Carlton return to its position as one of Edinburgh's preeminent hotels."
The hotel, located 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Castle, will be operated by Amaris under a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide.
Andreas Lackner, vice president, area brand management, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offers a chic hotel experience in a prime Edinburgh locale with its sleek design, top-notch amenities and all the benefits and high-quality service expected from Hilton Hotels & Resorts. We are delighted to be extending our footprint in Scotland and to welcome guests from all over the world, especially with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place this month, attracting thousands of visitors.”