Gleneagles announces multi-million pound investment programme

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Gleneagles announces multi-million pound investment programme

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Gleneagles, the five-red-AA star, 232-bedroom luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland has announced a multi-million pound investment and upgrade programme.

The work - the exact figure for which has not been revealed - comes following the property’s new ownership under London-based hotel owner and developer Ennismore, and will seek to introduce “bold and creative” touches, while also emphasising the site’s heritage, architecture, Scottish identity, and the landscape of its 850-acre surroundings.

Designers working on the project will include David Collins Studio, Timorous Beasties, Macaulay Sinclair and Goddard Littlefair. The bedrooms and the hotel’s public areas will be in line for a revamp, as will the hotel’s bar and a new bar at the Dormy Clubhouse.

Sharan Pasricha, Ennismore’s chief executive and founder, said: “The Gleneagles Hotel is an incredible property and beloved brand. We really want to showcase the unrivalled range of facilities – the glorious playground of country pursuits and activities – we offer on the estate.

“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.”

Gleneagles first opened as a hotel in 1924, and features three championship golf courses as well as a spa and four restaurants, including the two-Michelin-starred eponymous venue from celebrated chef Andrew Fairlie.

Founded in 2011, Ennismore acquired Gleneagles in July 2015 for a rumoured sum of £200m, buying it from previous owner, drinks company Diageo. Ennismore is also the owner of designer-boutique hotel brand the Hoxton.

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