Welcome to 2009 and a belated good New Year to you from everyone at The Knight Residence. Now that the festivities are over, we’ve put together some ideas to keep you motivated for over the next month or two. And, for those of you emerging from Sleepy Hollow, Scotland is the place to be in 2009 with a host of events to celebrate Scotland’s Homecoming. Venture to any of the local events from the comfort of your apartment and for the romantics amongst you, visit Knight Residence in February to inspire the loved one in your life – it could pay dividends!
MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED RED ROSE
Could you be the patron saint of lovers or Cupid – the god of erotic love and beauty?
Although we’re full on Saturday 14 February, we have an exclusive special rate between 12-22 February for only £60 per person including your own comfortable one bedroom apartment, a bottle of Moet Chandon and to die for Chococo chocolates. And, since it’s Valentine’s we’ll even take care of a very Red Rose. Stay longer and take in all that Edinburgh has to offer for only £45 per person, for each consecutive night. We’ve set the stage; we’ll leave the rest to you!
To book please visit www.theknightresidence.co.uk
TABLE FOR TWO
Throughout February, nine of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants are offering special dining deals, the majority priced at £15 per person. The perfect opportunity to indulge in great cuisine at a very affordable price. Visit http://eatscotland.visitscotland.com/whats-on/events/dine-around-edinburgh.html for a list of participating Eat Scotland accredited restaurants.
GRAB A SHOW
If you can tear yourself apart, then take in a show at Edinburgh Playhouse, Festival City Theatre or The King’s, listed below;
The Vagina Monologues. It’s a risky title, we know, but this coveted comedy is an acclaimed favourite. “See it, even if you haven’t got one” said The Sunday Times. 16 – 21 Feb at Edinburgh Playhouse. www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk
Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Romantic Valentine’s Classics. Stark contrast to the above title, this swooning performance will melt the hardest of hearts. Sunday 15 February at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. www.eft.co.uk. Or, tip your toes at Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo showing on 20 and 21 Feb.
Glen Miller Orchestra. Music from the all time great with trumpets galore. Get in the mood on Sunday 22 February at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre.
March will be another entertaining month with Gilbert & Sullivan Society playing at The King’s between 17-21 March or The Bohemians – Oklahoma! (24-28 March). Kids favourite SpongeBob SquarePants (11 – 14 March) and the return of Swan Lake (17-19 March) are two other great performances to enjoy at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, while staying at The Knight Residence.
Last year 50,000 people visited the science festival across 14 venues in Scotland’s capital. This year showing at The City Art Centre, 6 – 18 April. Bring the family to discover 2009’s scientific topics and stay at Knight Residence.
We normally use this space to highlight one of our apartment types. However, as we are busy refurbishing, watch out for the next issue when we will feature our latest apartments.
SCOTLAND’S HOMECOMING 2009
The country that brought you everything from golf and haggis to Robert Burns and penicillin is now bringing you another world first. It’s called Homecoming Scotland and it’s a unique year long celebration of all things Scottish. Running since Burns’ Night until St Andrew’s Day in November, a spectacular calendar of events will mark Scotland's first ever Homecoming year. So, whether you're a Scot, of Scottish descent, or simply love Scotland, you're invited to over 200 Homecoming events during 2009, to highlight Scotland's great contributions to the world. www.homecomingscotland2009.com
HALF TERM – ONE NIGHT FREE
There’s no doubt that pressure kicks in when the kids are off. What have you got planned this half term? We hope this newsletter’s given you some ideas. Whether it’s SpongeBob and SquarePants or a cookery lesson at Martin Wishart’s, you know you’ll be looked after at The Knight residence where our experienced concierge team will be delighted to help recommend the best of Edinburgh. Stay during February in a Superior two bedroom apartment at £370 for three nights (normal rate £185 per night) and get one night free. Book online at www.theknightresidence.co.uk
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENNING?
SCOTCH Whisky Experience - Visit The Scotch Whisky Experience and enter the fascinating world of Scotch Whisky. Don’t miss the Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection, the world’s largest, which returns to Scotland for Homecoming 2009. www.whisky-heritage.co.uk
Edinburgh Farmers Market - Take in the sights and smells of this award-winning market every Saturday year round from 9-2pm at Castle Terrace under the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, just up from The Knight Residence. Find specialties such as wild boar, venison, ostrich, water buffalo and producers who bake and prepare their own farm products including organic beers, liqueurs, bread, chocolates and chutneys. www.edinburghfarmersmarket.com
Cook School by Martin Wishart - A real treat for foodies, book a class at Cook School by Martin Wishart. The Michelin-starred chef promises to teach a blend of contemporary and classical techniques using the very best seasonal produce. The school is based in Leith, just five minutes from Martin’s award-winning restaurant. Selected dates in Feb & March & throughout 2009, including children’s classes, offering a wide variety of cookery professional practical classes in a stylish and sophisticated environment. www.cookschool.co.uk
General Terms and Conditions
Romantic offer applies best available apartments between 12 – 22 February, excluding 14 February. Rates are based on 2 adults sharing for one night. Consecutive night rates at £45 without limited stay, subject to apartment availability.
Rates are based on 2 adults and up to 3 children sharing including a spacious apartment (some recently refurbished) in the heart of the city with self catering facilities, free car parking, TV & DVD with a wide selection of titles to select - all within the luxury of your own private accommodation. Additional adults @ £25 per night, with one night free. Rates are subject to availability. Offers valid on selected dates.