After purchasing Scotland’s luxury Gleneagles Hotel last July in a deal thought to have been worth about £150m, new owners Ennismore has committed to an major refurbishment programme that will see improvements and upgrades made throughout the property, with the hotel’s guestrooms, Function and Banquetting facilities and leisure facilities all benefiting. The project also includes a new bar in the Dormy Clubhouse and refurbishment of the hotel’s main bar.
Ennismore CEO Sharan Pasricha said “The Gleneagles Hotel is an incredible property and beloved brand, It is known the world over for its golf, but with 850 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, there is the potential to do so much more with the hotel. We’re approaching the refurbishment with bold and creative decisions while respecting the hotel’s history and building on its remarkable heritage. It’s an organic progression – evolution, not revolution – and will ensure the iconic Gleneagles brand remains synonymous with luxury, and the hotel maintains its position among the leading hotels of the world.”
He added: “When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, it was dubbed as the ‘Palace in the Glens’ and our aim is to surpass these glory days. We look forward to introducing our guests to the new spaces and continuing to provide them with a five-star experience in a setting that is effortlessly stylish and luxurious.”
Designers involved in the initiative include David Collins Studio, Timorous Beasties, Macaulay Sinclair and Goddard Littlefair.
Work is expected to be complete by early summer.