If, like me, you have been following the gradual progress of the massive Gleneagles Hotel renovation, you will be interested in the article found below as it not only points out both the subtle and grand changes to the hotel and golf courses, but also reminds us of all the fantastic activities on offer at the Resort.
If you are planning a trip to Scotland, you must fit a stay at Gleneagles; one of the country’s finest 5 star properties.
Scotland’s Gleneagles Hotel is a must-visit for every golfer as it is an absolutely fantastic luxury hotel which is reflected in the fact that they are the winner of many awards; most recently the Meetings and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Gold Award for Top UK hotel.
The hotel was nominated in a shortlist which included The Grove, Chewton Glen and The Dorchester and received the coveted award at a ceremony held in London last month. They have won several awards for outstanding service (which is a vital in our industry); the spa has won the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Spa Awards for the last 2 years. Gleneagles Hotel is a resort which boasts every amenity – three top courses (the Kings, Queens & PGA Centenary), excellent restaurants and a fabulous spa. With a wide range of activities on site – from the shooting school to the off-road 4×4 driving – it is a superb experience for golfers and non golfers alike.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is a member of our admin team.
Fancourt is South Africa’s premier golf resort located in George in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. If you are scheduling a trip to South Africa then look no further than this ideal resort; home to 3 golf courses – Outeniqua and Montagu (both parkland courses) and the new addition in 2000, The Links, a spectacular links course…all of the courses are designed by Gary Player. Fancourt Hotel also has an award wining spa, luxury accommodation and 3 excellent restaurants on site.
As a property we use frequently for clients wishing to stay in a city location without substituting luxury, we are looking forward to witnessing the “new-look” Sheraton Grand after the refurbishment.
After a visit from Gayle Harthill, the Sheraton Grand’s Account Director, we were able to gain insight into the hotel’s forthcoming plans. All 260 rooms are going to receive a complete over-haul and the hotel will actually acquire 8 new rooms as well as 7 different categories of rooms (not sacrificing the option of the popular views of Edinburgh Castle of course!) The transformation will see soft, natural colours and fabrics being implemented into the rooms providing a warm and convivial setting in which to relax and revivify; their aim is to combine a traditional Scottish feel while maintaining the contemporary features which are standard in the rooms.
Work has now commenced and the first wing should be completed by April 2010, with the refurbishment completed in full by July.
The location of the hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh city and is well-situated for access to Princes Street, the historic Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, with many other attractions close by.