Crerar Hotels has unveiled its latest investment, the newly refurbished Balmoral Arms, formerly known as The Deeside Inn.
The Scottish hotel group has spent £2.2million on the upgrade, with work now almost complete. This is part of Crerar’s wider investment plan which will see a total of £4.5million spent across the Ballater inn, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa and Golf View Hotel & Spa this year.
Joanna Whysall, who will take the reins as General Manager having formerly managed the Loch Fyne property said, “It’s an absolute privilege to be launching the Balmoral Arms at such an exciting time.
“As we reach completion, our design concepts are really shining through and reflect the beautiful tones of heather, the woodlands and greenery that you pass when travelling to such an iconic location, this reflects stunning surroundings of the Balmoral Arms all year-round and is something we are incredibly proud to present to our guests.
“I’m looking forward to recruit further members of our outstanding team for our new proposition in the heart of Royal Deeside – and at the most fitting time, during a milestone jubilee year.”
Chris Wayne-Wills, CEO of Crerar Hotels, said: “With the completion of works at the Balmoral Arms, we can now be confident in providing the very best in authentic Scottish hospitality that reflects its natural environment.
“Investing so significantly and relaunching the Balmoral Arms means we can offer guests an experience that is fitting with the wider area’s royal heritage, as they take in all that this stunning corner of Scotland has to offer.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to experience the Balmoral Arms over the summer months. “
The full refurbishment including the restaurant and spa treatment rooms will be complete by the end of June.
The tranche of investment across the three properties comes after Crerar Hotels unveiled the results of a £500,000 investment in the five-star Glencoe Inn and a £3.5 million transformation of Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa last year with the Group’s total spend on the portfolio reaching £10 million over the past year.