Gleneagles’ New Look

The famous Greig Street Bridge over the river Ness in Scotland, it undulates noticeably when more than a couple of people are crossing it at once.
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Gleneagles is getting a makeover. New rooms, below, have a country estate vibe.

Gleneagles is getting a makeover. New rooms, below right, have a country estate vibe.

The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland has been a luxury escape since it opened its doors in 1924, and now its new owner, Ennismore, is revamping the iconic estate. Note: Ennismore owns two Hoxton-branded hotels in London and another in Amsterdam. It is developing sites for new Hoxton hotels in Paris and Williamsburg, NY.

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The first phase of Gleneagles’ renovation, set to be completed this month, will include a new bar in the Dormy Clubhouse, created by British design house Macaulay Sinclair and the redesign of about 30 guestrooms by designer Goddard Littlefair. What should guests expect? We hear the revamped guestrooms will have a country estate vibe to them, thanks to their fab new furnishings.

Whiskey connoisseurs will be happy to hear that the hotel’s main bar, designed by David Collins Studio, will also be renovated.

While exploring Gleneagles’ new look, VIPs should partake in some of the hotel’s top experiences, including indoor tennis, equestrian school (beginners welcomed), and off-road driving, which takes guests through a rugged course. Tip: There are different off-roading courses for children ages four to nine and ages 10 and up. And let’s not forget the three championship golf courses at Gleneagles, inspired by James Braid and Jack Nicklaus. There is a nine-hole course, which is a perfect size for the whole family or for a quick game. To plan an A-lister stay, contact Iris Marhencke ([email protected]), guest relations manager.

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