Privacy Statement of the Edinburgh Residence
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the Edinburgh Residence. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and act in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on data privacy and data security.
Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data refers to information assigned to you personally (hereinafter the “data subject”) and may convey something about you.
The Edinburgh Residence is operated by Hapimag Resorts & Residences (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Hapimag AG, Switzerland (hereinafter “Hapimag”).
2. Legal basis for processing
The legal basis for processing personal data is deemed to be Article 6 (1) GDPR, specifically
- a) if the data subject has given consent;
- b) if processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party. This also applies to the steps required prior to entering into a contract.
- c) if our company must comply with a legal obligation;
- d) if the compelling interests of the data subject or another natural person are to be protected;
- e) if processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in our company;
- f) if processing is required for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or a third party, and the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject will not be overridden. The legitimate interest of our company lies in carrying out our business activity.
3. Collection and processing of personal data
We use the data you have given without your explicit consent solely for the necessary performance and processing of the services offered and on the basis of legitimate interests. On completion of the services, your data are excluded from further use and are deleted after the storage time limits have expired under tax and commercial law, provided you have not expressly given your consent for your data to be used further or there is no other legal justification.
The user is made clearly aware of the scope of any consent to be given upon registration for the respective service and that consent is recorded. The content of the consent given will be kept available for the user within the service. If you do not give your consent, we trust you will understand that you may not be able to take part in the respective service.
3.1 Visiting our website
You may visit the Edinburgh Residence website without disclosing your identity. However, our web servers automatically save technical information of the device used for the visit, including the IP address, type of web browser, operating system, domain name of your internet service provider, date and duration of your visit to our internet pages and the website you came from to visit us. This information is evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes only.
These data are processed for the purpose of making navigation of the website easier (connection setup), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure as well as for optimising the internet offering, and as such on the basis of our legitimate interests under Article 6 (1) f GDPR and to protect users and prevent unauthorised use. We do not pass on these data to third parties or make any other kind of evaluation. We do not create a personal user profile.
3.2 Registration for our newsletter
Personal data are processed when you register for our newsletter. The data you give for this (e.g. name and e-mail address) are used by us for our own marketing purposes and for other electronic notifications with marketing information on our products, offers, actions and our company for our newsletter after you have expressly given us your consent to do so.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using a link in the newsletter e-mail or by sending us a corresponding message telling us that you are withdrawing your consent. By unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be automatically deleted from our newsletter distribution list.
4. Compliance with legal provisions or public interest (Article 6 (1) c, e GDPR)
Like everyone involved in the economic process, we are also subject to a wide range of legal obligations. The primary ones are statutory requirements (e.g. commercial and tax law), but sometimes provisions of supervisory and other authorities too. The fulfilment of control and reporting requirements under tax law as well as the archiving of data for the purposes of data protection and data security plus audits by tax and other authorities are actions deemed to be for the purposes of processing. Personal data may also have to be disclosed under judicial and official measures for the pur-poses of collecting evidence, law enforcement or implementing claims under civil law.
Cookies are used on various pages of our website. A cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. The cookies from our internet pages do not collect any kind of personal data. We use the information contained in cookies to make navigation on our websites easier for you and to tailor the information to your needs.
How cookies work
Cookies are small text files that the browser stores on the user’s computer in a specific directory. For example, cookies enable text that has been input once to be saved in form fields on the website so that you do not have to enter this text again when you next visit the website or switch between individual functions.
You can decide yourself whether our website’s web server can save cookies on your computer or not. You can choose at any time to set your browser to not accept or save cookies. Alternatively, before accepting a cookie, you can have a warning message appear or set the browser so that only cookies from certain websites are accepted. You can also delete cookies you have saved at any time.
We would like to point out that the use of some functions on our website may be limited or locked if you reject cookies from the website. To make it easier to use the website, we therefore recommend that you set your browser to accept cookies from the website.
Web analysis services, online marketing networks, third-party content
On the basis of our legitimate interests under Article 6 (1) f GDPR, we use web analysis services, online marketing networks and third-party services for the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our sites.
By using third-party services, third-party providers may become aware of the IP address of the users of third-party content, i.e. this is necessary to carry out offers of third-party providers. The commissioned third-party providers may also use pixel tags to evaluate information on visitor traffic or for statistical or marketing purposes. Furthermore, this information may be saved in cookies and on user devices. These cookies may therefore contain technical information on the browser used, operating system, time of visit and other details on the use of our websites and also be linked with this information from other sources.
6. Web analysis services – data privacy at Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Conversion Tracking and Google Remarketing
Google uses this collected information to evaluate your website activity, to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and to supply us with further services related to website usage and internet usage. If necessary, Google will also transmit this information to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties are processing these data on behalf of Google.
Third-party providers, including Google, display advertisements on websites on the internet. Third parties, including Google, use stored cookies in order to display advertisements based on a user’s previous visits to our website.
However, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. By using this website, you agree to Google processing the data it has collected about you in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose. Consent for data collection and storage may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. You can find further infor-mation in Google’s terms and conditions here
7. Online marketing networks
7.1 Use of Google Maps
7.2 Use of Facebook Ads
We use communication tools of the social network Facebook, particularly the Custom Audiences and Website Custom Audiences product operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). In doing so, an irreversible and non-personal hash total is generated from your usage data that can be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. The Facebook cookie is used for the Website Custom Audiences product. Please read Facebook’s data privacy guidelines for further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your privacy setting options, which can be found at Facebook custom audiences and Facebook Privacy . If you would like to reject Facebook Website Custom Audiences, you can do so at here.
7.3 Use of SiteMinder channel manager
For bookings and queries via external booking platforms, our website uses techniques of the channel manager of SiteMinder Distribution Limited, Waterfront, Hammersmith Embankment, Manbre Road, London W6 9RH, United Kingdom (“SiteMinder”).
8. Third-party services – information on the use of Facebook, Twitter and TripAdvisor
On the basis of our legitimate interests under Article 6 (1) f GDPR, we use the plug-ins listed below to analyse and optimise our offers.
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social networks Facebook, the microblogging ser-vice Twitter as well as the service TripAdvisor. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and TripAdvisor LLC (“providers”).
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Face-book”). You can obtain an overview of Facebook plug-ins and their structure here.
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twit-ter”). You can find an overview of Twitter buttons and what they look like here.
TripAdvisor is operated by TripAdvisor LLC, 400 1st Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, USA (“TripAdvi-sor”). You can find further information on TripAdvisor here.
If you access one of our website pages containing a plug-in of this type, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Twitter or TripAdvisor. The content of the plug-in is transferred from the respective provider directly to your browser, which incorporates it in the web-site. By incorporating the plug-in, the providers are notified that your browser has visited the corre-sponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or you are not even logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly to the USA to a server of the respective provider and stored there.
If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can directly assign your visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, Twitter or TripAdvisor. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example if you press the “Like” or “Twitter” buttons, the corresponding information is also transferred directly to the server of one of the providers where it is stored there. The information is also published and shown to your contacts on the social networks on Facebook, Twitter or TripAdvisor. Please consult the data privacy statements of those providers for the purpose and scope of data collection and for the further processing and use of data by the providers as well as your rights and privacy setting options:
If you do not want Facebook, Twitter or TripAdvisor to assign the data collected through our website to your profile in the respective service, you must log out of the relevant service before visiting our website. You can also fully prevent the loading of plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/). link
9. Usage and disclosure of collected data to third parties
We use the personal data you have made available solely on an internal basis for the advised and agreed purposes:
- operation of our internet websites
- as a ETOA member, for processing contracts concluded with you on the exercising of your rights of residence
- or very generally for answering your queries.
As such, data may be forwarded to the following recipients:
- public bodies or authorities that request data under statutory regulations (e.g. tax authorities, social security agencies, municipal administrations, courts)
- internal functions involved in the execution and performance of the respective business pro-cesses (e.g. HR, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, IT, Legal) as well as Hapimag subsidiaries, if data subjects have given their written consent or transmission is permitted out of overriding legitimate interests
- external contractors (service companies) under Article 28 GDPR
- other external bodies (e.g. banks, debt collection agencies, credit card companies, travel and indemnity insurance companies).
If you use our services, we only collect the personal data we need to provide the requested services. Any additional data collection is made on a voluntary basis and solely to safeguard our own legitimate business interests.
We only process and use your data with your express consent, or if there is legal justification, for the purposes of advice, marketing and market research. You may withdraw your declaration of consent at any time. Your data are neither sold, leased nor made available in any other way to third parties. Any processors specifically remain reserved. The transmission of personal data to government institutions and authorities is carried out solely within the framework of compulsory national legal provisions.
10. Guaranteeing security in data processing
Hapimag uses dedicated technical and organisational measures in accordance with relevant legal provisions to protect your data, which we manage against unlawful or unintended manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are being constantly improved in line with technological developments to guarantee the protection aims of confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data.
11. Time limits for deleting data
Your personal data are only saved for as long as the purpose for which they were collected and pro-cessed has been fulfilled. Statutory storage obligations and time limits remain reserved. After these time limits expire, personal data are routinely deleted and, if they are in paper form, destroyed according to data protection requirements and in observance of specific precautions.
12. Data transmission to other countries
Data may only be transmitted to other countries as part of contract fulfilment, necessary communication as well as due to other exceptions expressly provided for in the relevant data protection laws.
Currently there is an exchange of guest master data between resorts in Great Britain and the Hapimag headquarters in Steinhausen (Switzerland).
The exchange of data between the European Union and Switzerland is carried out in compliance with similarly high-level data protection laws in a data-compliant framework. The exchange of data within the European Union is carried out solely on the basis of the corresponding data protection guidelines of the European Union and/or applicable data protection laws of participating EU Member States. No data are transmitted to other countries, particularly those where data protection is deemed to be low, and there are currently no plans to do so.
13. Rights of data subjects
Under GDPR, the data subject has the following rights over how his or her personal data are handled:
- Article 15: Right of access
- Article 16: Right to rectification
- Article 17: Right to erasure
- Article 18: Right to restriction of processing
- Article 20: Right to data portability
- Article 21: Right to object
There is also a right to lodge a complaint with a responsible data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR).
You may withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data at any time. This also applies to the withdrawal of declarations of consent that were given to us before the effective date of the GDPR, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that withdrawal is only effective for the future. Pro-cessing carried out prior to the withdrawal is not affected by this.
h3. 14. Right to object under Article 21 GDPR
14.1 Specific right to object
You have the right to enter an objection (for reasons based on your particular situation) at any time against the processing of personal data concerning you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6 (1) f GDPR (data processing on the basis of the balance of interests).
If you enter an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons to do so that override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is used for asserting, exercising or protecting legal claims.
14.2 Right to object to processing of data for the purposes of direct marketing
In specific cases, we process your personal data to carry out direct marketing. You have the right at any time to object to the processing of data related to you for the purposes of such marketing.
15. Changes to this privacy statement
We reserve the right to periodically amend or update this privacy statement. Users are asked to regularly inform themselves about the content of the privacy statement.
16. Controller and contact for data protection
Controller and owner of the data collection:
Hapimag Resorts & Residences (UK) Limited
Burnside Park, The Lodge
If you have any questions or queries, you may contact our Data Protection Coordinator as follows:
Tel +44 (0) 15394 46624
As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh offers a wide range of attractions and events. Whatever it is you like to do, Edinburgh will have something to cater for your needs and wishes – historical sights, culture, shopping, eating out, nightlife or natural beauty.
We also work closely with The National Galleries of Scotland – where you are welcome to spend a few hours or even a day admiring the latest exhibitions.
With so much going on, planning a trip can sometimes be very time-consuming so let our Guest Services make things easier for you. From advice on where to dine during your stay or what to see when you visit, our Guest Services will be on hand to provide valuable local knowledge as well as some tips for your onward journey.
Here are just some of the services we offer:
- Restaurant recommendations and reservations
- Book theatre, concert or opera tickets
- Organise a private dinner or meeting room
- Guided tours – in Edinburgh or to other parts of Scotland
- Guest dry cleaning and laundry services available
Simply contact us letting us know what you may require and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
We very much look forward to welcoming you at The Edinburgh Residence and ensuring your stay in Edinburgh is truly memorable.
Disabled ramp access from the car park to the lift is available, allowing entry to the hotel. Suite 1 has disabled lift access with a mezzanine level lift from the car park.
Please call and speak to a member of our team for further information on 0131 226 3380
The Edinburgh Residence is a five star hotel conveniently located in the West End of Edinburgh city centre.
The Edinburgh Residence
7 Rothesay Terrace.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 3380
Traveling By Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations: Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, situated on Princes Street – 1 1/2 miles away and is approximately 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel. Haymarket Station to the west of the city centre is 5 minutes by taxi a half a mile away.
Driving from the West and Airport
From the M8 Eastbound, take the A8 and after the airport to your left keep in the right lane, then under the underpass. Go straight on at major lights, keeping on this road for approximately 4 miles to a set of traffic lights with Haymarket railway station on the right. After these lights, turn second left at the next lights into Palmerston Place and then second right into Rothesay Place and the Edinburgh Residence is 100 metres ahead, facing you.
Driving from the North
Approach Edinburgh on the A90 from Forth Road Bridge and follow the signs for the City Centre along Queensferry Road. At the Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel (on the right), take a the right fork on the Road. Continue straight on at roundabout through to the next set of traffic lights, and continue as the road bends right. Go over the Dean Bridge and at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Drumsheugh Gardens and right at the gardens. The Hotel is at the end on the right.
Driving from the South
The A1 will bring you right into Edinburgh’s City Centre. Drive along Queen Street continuing until the end, then bearing right down St Colme Street. Turn right after following the road Randolph Crescent onto Queensferry Street. Turn left onto Drumsheugh Gardens. Continue down this street until you reach Rothesay Terrace, where the hotel is located on the right.
A Fascinating History
The Edinburgh Residence buildings are part of Edinburgh’s history, dating back to 1872 when the building was originally designed and developed.
Rothesay Terrace, where the Edinburgh Residence is situated, has always been one of the most sought after places to live in Edinburgh. In days gone by, the grand old buildings of this impressive street were all family homes. Number 7 has a particularly impressive history, having been built in 1891 for the Lord Advocate of Scotland.
In the creation of The Edinburgh Residence, when the interiors of three original townhouses were converted and combined into one stunning property with 29 luxury apartments, every care was taken to restore the architectural features to their former Georgian splendour.
Rothesay Terrace was named after the royal title the Duke of Rothesay, given in Scotland to the reigning monarch’s elder son. (currently – Prince Charles). At the time the plan for streets were assembled, the title belonged to George Prince Regent, who later became King George IV
In 1808 Robert Brown made a plan for developing a large part of this land, with what is known as Melville Street to the main axis. This was and still can be referred to as the West End Development. Melville Street was at least partly built by 1825-6, the rest followed slowly – even by mid century, saturation point had been reached for this type of residential development – resulting in the Rothesay development being entrusted to the architectural firm of Peddie and Kinnear in 1872.
It was initially said that the Georgian houses looked grand but were not very well built and sometimes positively unsanitary. Eventually all of these design defects were ironed out so that the last houses, in which Rothesay Terrace belongs, avoided the worst excesses of the Georgians.
The significance of King George IV, after whom the Rothesay streets are named, was that his visit to Edinburgh in 1822 (masterminded by Sir Walter Scott acting as an early day public relations manager) ‘rehabilitated’ the Highlands. Only after the king’s visit was it no longer seen as savage, but romantic and mysterious. Sir Walter Scott persuaded everyone to dress up in Highland costume – including the king – and hence ushered in the romantic image of tartan and The Highlands. The king’s statue can be viewed at the George Street and Hanover Street crossroads.
Designed and developed in 1872 by the Peddie and Kinnear architects in the Walker Estate, numbers seven and eight were built in the early 1890’s. The builder for this project was John Watherson and Sons. It wasn’t until the latter part of the 1890’s that the remainder of the crescent was completed.
In 1891, the first person to occupy number seven became Mr. Andrew Graham Murray, who was an advocate. In 1892 he became a QC, Solicitor General for Scotland and a Minister of Parliament. He would later become Lord Advocate for Scotland. It is said he enjoyed shooting and cycling for recreation, as well as the great Scottish sport of golf.
The first occupier of No.9 Rothesay Terrace was James Pringle, born and educated in Leith. He would become the Managing Director of Thomas and James Bernard brewers in Edinburgh and a Director of the Thomas Bernard Company, Maltsers.
In the creation of The Edinburgh Residence every care has been taken to retain the highly welcoming atmosphere of a real home, bringing back to life the Georgian house on the quiet West End Terrace.
The Edinburgh Residence is a collection of 29 luxury town house suites offering all the advantages of a hotel, combined with all the advantages of self service accommodation.
The Edinburgh Residence is one of the finest luxury hotels in Scotland. With incomparable levels of space and luxury, you will enjoy an experience to remember.
Each luxurious spacious suite houses an Armoire containing a microwave, mini-bar fridge and preparation area, it is perfect for long term business and family stays.
Comprising of three beautiful architectural Georgian townhouses and situated in Edinburgh’s West End, close to both the city’s financial district and main shopping area, The Edinburgh Residence enjoys a peaceful yet central location only minutes walk from Edinburgh’s main tourist attractions.
Upon entering The Edinburgh Residence, you will be captivated by the majestic wood panelling and the sweeping staircases that feature through out this property. From your suite to the corridors and the Drawing Room, you will feel as if you have just stepped back in time into an original period home.
For your comfort, The Edinburgh Residence has a strict no smoking policy throughout the premises. All our suites are non-smoking.
Enjoy being as dependent or independent as you wish: relax with a continental or full Scottish breakfast in the comfort of your own suite; have the freedom to dine in your suite in the evening, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room or utilise the in-room catering facilities provided.
The Edinburgh Residence is owned by HAPIMAG AG, which is a Swiss Company. HAPIMAG currently owns and operates a portfolio of 60 resorts and residences in 16 countries.