New owner to invest in The Isle of Eriska, Hotel, Spa & Island

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The 25-bedroom hotel on the Isle of Eriska is undergoing renovations as part of its new owners investment into the business
The 25-bedroom hotel on the Isle of Eriska is undergoing renovations as part of its new owners investment into the business

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Creation Gem, the new owner of The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, is to make a 'significant investment' into the island and its properties to help 'secure its future'. 

The Hong Kong-located family-run business took over Eriska in August 2016 from the Buchanan-Smith family who had run the 300-acre resort for more than 40 years. 

While all staff at the 25-bedroom hotel, restaurant and resort, located just off the west coast of Scotland, have been retained, new owner Mr Rong said investment was necessary to make changes to the property and grounds to safeguard its future. 

A full renovation of seven of the 25-bedrooms has just been completed with further renovations of the main house planned. Construction of four new self-catering lodges - Hilltop Reserves - is also underway. 

He said: “My family and I are offering a bridge of friendship from beautiful Shanghai to stunning Scotland. We are honoured to continue as the custodians of such an iconic property and aim to protect and nurture the island, securing a bright future for Eriska for years to come.” 

Hotel general manager Gordon Cartwright, who joined the team in April 2016, said: "The Isle of Eriska is synonymous with quality and an intimate guest experience that will be wholly preserved moving forward. A change of ownership doesn't mean a change in ethos and guests new and old can still expect the roaring fires, luxury, comfort and excellent service from the committed island team, along with a memorable dining experience.

"Eriska is about providing an island getaway that is totally unique, not just in location but because the experienced team deliver on the small details that make all the difference. As General Manager I'm committed to preserving the Buchanan-Smith family legacy that has made Eriska an icon of hospitality for over four decades.”

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