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Design Focus: Brig o’ Doon House Hotel

The Brig o’ Doon House Hotel reopened in May after months of renovation. The hotel, which was bought by the RAD Group last year, now has upgraded Executive Bedrooms, a new-look Honeymoon Suite and there is a new extension to its Garden Lounge and Bar.

The work on the hotel has been carried out by a raft of specialised suppliers. They include Contractors Moogal, Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms, Porcelanosa, Brodie Lighting , Blairs Aluminium Systems and Marlborough Granite.


Situated in the historical village of Alloway, and dating back to 1829, the Brig o’ Doon House Hotel was brought to fame by the works of Robert Burns in his poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ with references to the nearby Brig o’ Doon bridge.

Although still having a traditional and historical look on the outside, the hotel and rooms have been brought up to the highest standards for today’s guests.

Owner of the RAD Hotel Group, Vivien Kyle commenting on the renovations said, “We are extremely excited to reveal the renovations of Brig o’ Doon House Hotel to the public after months of hard work.

“I would like to extend a personal thank you to everyone who was a part of making these renovations possible.

“This particular project has been close to our hearts due to Brig o’Doon’s importance in our home of Ayrshire.”

The newly renovated spaces around Brig o’ Doon House Hotel, inspired by its historical setting, make the most of its breathtaking views which can be seen from each window.

Every area around the hotel has been carefully considered to enhance the beauty of the venue without detracting from its past.

The extension of the Garden Room ncludes a raised terrace which overlooks the River Doon. The extension certainly brings the outside in and that feeling is enhanced by the green of the upholstery and the soft furnishings.

The extended wedding exclusive Garden Lounge Bar reveals sweeping views and at the same time allows for a larger exclusive social area. When you are in the new extension you almost feel that you are floating above the gardens of the hotel such is the vast expanse of glass.

It certainly makes the most of the light and the setting. Gordon McIntyre of Blair Aluminium Systems said, “This is another great project by Robert, Vivien and their team. Blairs Aluminium Systems is proud to be their supplier and installer of glass facades.

“As well as the new Lounge the Executive bedrooms have been re-designed. The décor commitment to excellence and our ability to tailor our offerings to meet the unique aesthetic and functional needs of all our clients.”


The hotel also now has a luxurious Honeymoon Suite. The spacious and elegant space boasts a contemporary four-poster bed in the dressing room and a fabulous tiled bathroom which has a freestanding flute stone bath.

Said a Porcelanosa UK spokesperson, “We are proud suppliers to the RAD Hotel Group and were privileged to be involved in the Brig O’ Doon Project, We were delighted to supply products from across our vast range to complement the classic and elegant design in a Hotel with such great history. We would like to wish continued success to Robert, Vivien and all of the team at the RAD Hotel Group.”

The luxury feel extends to the linen and towels in the rooms all of which have been supplied by Shortridge who have supplied all the bed linen, towels and table linen to Brig o’Doon since 2016, and who have continued the association with the RAD group.

“Our long-lasting relationship with Shortridge is owed to their understanding of the hospitality industry’s demands, delivering excellence every time. The linens provided have consistently met our high standards for luxury and comfort, in turn enhancing our guests’ experience. We look forward to continuing our collaboration for years to come,” said David Meikle, of the RAD Group.

The refurbishment of the hotel continues but it’s not just the décor that has been a focus the hotel chefs have been busy revamping their menus too to showcase Scottish cuisine, featuring the best local produce.

The RAD Group are certainly ensuring that the hotel will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Rabbie would be pleased!




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