Dunkeld House Hotel has transformed its flagship suites The Atholl and The Duchesss in an £800k renovation that includes three new rooms, bringing the total number of rooms in the Perthshire country house hotel to 100.
The hotel, originally built as a country retreat for the 7th Duke of Atholl, worked with Edinburgh-based interior designer Burns Design to refresh and modernise the property’s, without losing Dunkeld’s relaxed, forest-manor feel.
Future projects include the addition of eight high-end woodland lodges in the Woodland Dell, expansion to the leisure and spa facilities, expansion of the current restaurant, and the addition of a new F&B offering.
Shane Naylor, General Manager, explains, “The key concept behind the refurbishment was to create a modern look yet at the same time retain the tradition here and maintain the beautiful original features of the building itself.”
Chris Wayne-Wills, CEO, said, “We are delighted by the suite development project at Dunkeld. The newly refurbished “New Wing” rooms cements our efforts in bringing the hotels’ total room capacity to a high-quality standard, whilst the high-end conversion of the hotel’s “Old Wing” offers hotel guests a new, and completely differentiated, sophisticated luxurious accommodation experience at Dunkeld.”
This initial project completes the first phase of a wider investment plan for Dunkeld House Hotel, who are now under the same ownership as Crerar Hotels Group who were acquired by Blantyre Capital and Fairtree Investments as a joint venture in March 2023. The collection of hotels also include Fonab Castle in Pitlochry and Daffodil Hotel & Spa in Grasmere.