Crossbasket Castle, part of ICMI’s (Inverlochy Castle Management International) global portfolio of luxury hotels, has been awarded an AA Inspectors’ Choice 5 Red Stars Award – the inspectors’ top rating for 2023-2024.
The Inspector’s Choice award is known to the industry as the AA’s supreme accolade, recognising hotels that stand out as the best, regardless of size or style.
Situated in East Kilbride, on the outskirts of Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle opened its doors in May 2016, having been restored from the brink of ruin into one of Scotland’s most luxurious hotel and events venues by owners Steve and Alison Timoney.
In May 2023, ICMI announced its extended management agreement with Crossbasket Castle, helping support the luxury hotel as it undergoes an ambitious £15 million expansion. Once complete, the hotel and venue will have the capacity for an additional 35,000 visitors each year and provide over 50 jobs for the local area.
The expansion is expected to deliver a projected economic boost to the South Lanarkshire economy of £1.2m per annum and establish the region as a leading tourism destination.
Graeme Green, Managing Director of Crossbasket Castle, said, “We are delighted to have achieved an AA Inspectors Choice 5 Red Stars for 2023 to 2024. This prestigious award is a testament to the passion and dedication of everyone at Crossbasket Castle and all those involved in its redevelopment.
“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved at Crossbasket Castle. The team and I are very excited about what is coming next and look forward to sharing more of the spectacular castle with local people and visitors from across the world.”