"Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living."
"After over 40 hard-working years of welcoming guests to Edinburgh, we've come to the hugely emotional decision to retire from the hospitality industry & return the Adria House back into private ownership.
Thanks go to all our amazing staff especially to Janet - without whom we couldn't have started - and to Monika - without whom we couldn't have achieved what we did.
A big shout-out also to all our suppliers, tradespeople and service companies who kept things going when we really needed you.
Finally, our greatest thanks go to all our guests without which we wouldn't be here. We enjoyed your company, support and the sharing of your experiences. We are grateful to count many of you as friends.
We hope to see you all in a different capacity at sometime in the sunny future whenever you are back in this glorious city of ours."