Luxury & literature at The Place Hotel
Literature themed suites
In 2004, Edinburgh was announced as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, a permanent designation celebrating Edinburgh’s status as a literary capital and pioneer in the UNESCO creative cities network, which now has 116 member cities across seven creative art forms.
The concept of a City of Literature was devised in Edinburgh by the Trust’s founding members. The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust works to bring literature to the streets of Edinburgh. This means involving people in the city’s literary life, bringing organisations to work together collaboratively for greater impact and sharing Edinburgh’s literary story with the world.
Discover Edinburgh, a City of Literature by staying in one of these beautiful literary suites, now available to book at The Place Hotel. Each literary suite has its own bespoke library with a selection of books tailored to the theme, encouraging guests to explore the writing and works created in our beautiful city. Guests are invited to read and purchase books from the library during their stay. You can choose from:
Robert Louis Stevenson
A world-famous author and literary son of Edinburgh, Robert Louis Stevenson’s legacy can be found across the city. Kick back under a palm tree inspired by Stevenson’s Treasure Island and take in the cityscape that was the background to Stevenson’s childhood.
Let the words of Edinburgh poets and romance writers guide you as you look out on the breath-taking vista of Scotland’s romantic capital. Edinburgh is a truly enchanting city, one that has inspired writers for centuries. If you stay in the Enchantment suite, you might see creations by JM Barrie, JK Rowling, Daniel Defoe and Iain M. Banks, whose works have found their way into the suite. Can you find them?
Thrill and Intrigue
Discover the Edinburgh of Scotland’s best crime writers, from Rankin’s Rebus to the city that inspired Sherlock Holmes writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Make sure you take a closer look at clues around the suite.
Love and Romance
Let the words of Edinburgh poets and romance writers guide you as you look out on the breath-taking vista of Scotland’s romantic capital. Take a walk down the Royal Mile to Clarinda’s Tearoom, named after Clarinda, one of the ladies who succumbed to the charms of Scotland’s best-kent poet Robert Burns.