Highland Coast Hotels has just launched a new Highland Coast Community Card which will be applied for by anyone living within 15 miles of a Highland Coast Hotel.
The new Community card will provide a 30% discount in the restaurants and bars, all year round and a 50% discount off an overnight stay at any hotel, from October to March inclusive
David Whiteford, Highland Coast Hotel’s Chairman explained, “Our locals discount scheme is just one of several community initiatives from the group. It’s vitally important that locals can socialise in our premises with friends and family and feel just as welcome as our visitors from elsewhere.”
The news comes following the announcement last month by the Scottish National Bank of a £4.45 million loan to Highland Coast Hotels to help to support more sustainable and community-led hospitality around the North Coast 500 tourist route. The finance will support the upgrade of the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch, the Royal Marine Hotel in Brora, Newton Lodge in Unapool and the Kylesku Hotel in Kylesku, all situated along the North Coast 500.
The investment also aims to support tourism and employment opportunities that align with the Bank’s mission, to invest in places and regeneration to reduce inequalities and improve opportunities and outcomes for people and communities. In line with the Bank’s net-zero mission, the investment will also embed sustainability in each hotel and support Highland Coast Hotels’ objective to achieve carbon neutrality.
Eilidh Mactaggart, CEO of the Scottish National Investment Bank, said, “Our investment will support a vital industry for the Highlands whilst securing quality employment, educational and training opportunities in rural communities.
“The investment will also benefit local businesses through Highland Coast Hotels’ commitment to sourcing food, beverages and other supplies locally, and partnering with other local businesses who can offer activities and visitor experiences to its guests.”
David Whiteford, Chairman of Highland Coast Hotels, said, “This investment from the Scottish National Investment Bank is not only significant for our highly-talented teams within Highland Coast Hotels, but also the much-valued communities in which we operate. We will continue to develop hotels that communities can frequent and be proud of, whilst our aim is to source all produce from as close-by as we possibly can, bringing significant benefits to the local supply chain.”